All You Need to Know About Ashleigh Barty’s Parents

Published 07/10/2021, 6:36 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her fourth round match against Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova REUTERS/Toby Melville


World No.1 Ashleigh Barty has risen right to the top of women’s tennis in the last few seasons. Apart from being consistent on tour, she has become an inspiration for many youngsters who aspire to become professional tennis players one day. But who are the people responsible for the tremendous success that Australian player has enjoyed on the court so far?

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The credit for Ashleigh Barty’s incredible success definitely goes to her parents along with her coaching team. They have backed her at every turn in her career and continue to help her in every way possible even now.

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Everything fans need to know about the parents and family of Ashleigh Barty

Ashleigh Barty was born on April 24, 1996. Her father, Robert Barty, used to work for the State Library in Queensland, Australia. On the other hand, Barty’s mother, Josie Barty, is a radiographer and still practices her profession. Interestingly, her mother has connections with England as she is the daughter of English immigrants.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2021. Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning the first set during her semi-final match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Paul Childs

Apart from her parents, Barty also has two elder sisters, Sara and Ali. Like her father, she also grew up in Springfield, Queensland, and went to Woodcrest State College.

Besides tennis, Barty had a keen interest in netball while growing up. However, after starting playing tennis at the age of four, she chose the sport as her professional career.

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Intriguingly, her parents were the ones who introduced her to her longtime junior coach, Jim Joyce, at the West Brisbane Tennis Centre. When she was 15-years-old, former professional player, Jason Stoltenberg, became her coach for some time.

She is currently dating a golf player, Gary Kissick. The Australian has been her boyfriend for more than three years now and began his career on the PGA Tour over a decade ago.

It is definitely because of the consistent efforts of Barty’s parents that she is a successful tennis player today. Will she be able to end the year as the World No.1 player?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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