Kelly Jones (tennis)

Kelly Jones ( born March 31, 1964 in Fort Gordon, Georgia ) is a former American professional tennis player. In 1992, he led the tennis world ranking in doubles.


Jones attended Pepperdine University, for which he took up in double 1982-1985 and was able to win on the side of Carlos di Laura twice the NCAA doubles title. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in he went to the demonstration in tournaments for players under the age of 21, but in which no medals were awarded. In 1986 he became a professional tennis player and won the following year with Brad Pearce the doubles competition of the Heineken Open.

In 1989 he was able to win against Amos Mansdorf his first individual tournament on the ATP World Tour in Singapore. He defended his title the following year against Richard Fromberg. This remained his only individual title. Throughout his career, he won eight doubles titles on the ATP World Tour, including the Volvo International, the Japan Open and the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon.

His best individual result at Grand Slam tournaments was reaching the second round of the Australian Open in 1993. Alongside Gretchen Magers he stood in 1988 at the finals of the mixed competition of Wimbledon. In 1992 he reached with Rick Leach both the Australian Open and the U.S. Open, the finals, but they lost Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde or Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg. These two runners-up and the second round participation in Wimbledon, he reached one position in the double world rankings this year. His high for the individual he had in 1990 with 86 position

Jones is married to the former tennis player Tami Whitlinger since 1994. He worked after the end of his professional career including as coach of Mardy Fish and James Blake.

Tournament Win

Single ( 2)

Double ( 8)