Neil Pauffley
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Neil Pauffley

Neil Pauffley
Country (sports) Great Britain
ResidenceMaidenhead, England
Born (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 32)
Slough, England
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$78,663
Career record0-0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 406 (12 August 2013)
Grand Slam singles results
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
Career record0-0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 594 (4 January 2010)
Current rankingNo. 807 (31 December 2018)
Last updated on: 1 January 2019.

Neil Pauffley is a British professional tennis player. He plays right handed. Neil has won 5 ITF Pro Futures Titles (4 x $10K & 1 x $15K) including his biggest victory of his career thus far, winning the AEGON ITF $15K Futures tournament in Tipton, West Midlands.[1][2][3][4]


He plays right handed and was born at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough on 29 March 1990, and was brought up in Maidenhead, Berkshire, by his Mother Gill, a school teaching Assistant. He has a brother Adam, who also played Tennis as a County level Junior for Berkshire.

He attended Court House Junior School and Altwood Church of England School, both in Maidenhead, Berkshire. He currently lives with his family in Maidenhead

Having first got into Tennis whilst accompanying his brother Adam to tennis sessions at Bisham Abbey. Neil was talent spotted and under the coaching of Russian Viktor Roubanov, played for Berkshire County alongside establishing himself on the Junior tour; appearing at Wimbledon, the Australian Open and qualifiers for the French and US Open junior tournaments.

As a junior, he beat future World Number 3 Milos Raonic[5] of Canada, and played other future top 50 players David Goffin (lost), Donald Young (lost) and Du?an Lajovi? (won).

He has trained at Bisham Abbey, the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, Nottingham Performance Academy and now trains at David Lloyd Tennis Centre in Newbury.

After turning pro in 2008, he reached his first final in a Futures tournament in Ilkley, West Yorkshire in July 2009, losing to Martin Fischer[6] of Austria, after beating future Top 120 ranked player Riccardo Ghedin of Italy.

In June 2010, he suffered a serious knee injury that resulted in him being out of the sport for over 12 months, and on his return a stress fracture of the shin and twisted ankle saw much of 2011 written off too.

His return to the court in March 2012, saw him reach the semi-finals of the Futures tournament at Tipton, and in September of that year he secured his first title winning the Germany F17 Futures Final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over German Stefan Seifert [7] in Hambach on an indoor carpet court.

A month later he reached the semi-final of the British Futures at Glasgow, after beating Daniel Evans and in November secured his second title, when winning the Czech F8 Futures title in Opava, Czech Republic with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win over Roman Jebavý[8] of the Czech Republic again on an Indoor carpet court.

In May 2013, he reached the final of the Portuguese F7 Futures event in Coimbra, losing to Joao Domingues, and in July 2013 he reached another final, in Felixstowe, losing to Marcus Willis.[9]

On 12 August 2013, he reached his highest ranking so far of 406, and in November 2013 he won the German Futures title at Hambach for the second year running.

In April 2014, he reached the final of the British Futures in Edinburgh, again losing to Marcus Willis, but injury again interrupted his rise up the rankings, although the year ended well when he beat Josh Goodall to claim the British Tour Masters Trophy[10] in Nottingham in December.

Financial restraints meant that Pauffley had to schedule his appearances on the ITF Tennis tour around Coaching engagements at Downe House School for much of 2015, but he has ended the year well, following a semi Final appearance at the British Futures in September 2015 at Nottingham, with the biggest win of his career yet, when securing the 15K British Futures in November at Tipton, with a 6-4, 7-6(8) win over Lloyd Glasspool.[11][12]

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 12 (5-7)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures Tour (5-7)
Titles by surface
Hard (2-4)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-2)
Carpet (3-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2009 Great Britain F10, Ilkley Futures Grass Austria Martin Fischer 2-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Sep 2012 Germany F17, Hambach Futures Carpet (i) Germany Stefan Seifert 6-4, 6-4
Win 2-1 Nov 2012 Czech Republic F8, Opava Futures Carpet (i) Czech Republic Roman Jebavý 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Loss 2-2 May 2013 Portugal F7, Coimbra Futures Hard Portugal João Domingues 6-7(4-7), 3-6
Loss 2-3 Jul 2013 Great Britain F14, Felixstowe Futures Grass United Kingdom Marcus Willis 2-6, 4-6
Win 3-3 Oct 2013 Germany F17, Hambach Futures Carpet (i) Slovakia Adrian Sikora 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
Loss 3-4 May 2014 Great Britain F10, Edinburgh Futures Clay United Kingdom Marcus Willis 1-6, 3-6
Win 4-4 Nov 2015 Great Britain F10, Tipton Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Lloyd Glasspool 6-4, 7-6(10-8)
Loss 4-5 Sep 2016 Israel F12, Ashkelon Futures Hard United States Connor Smith 1-6, 0-6
Win 5-5 Nov 2016 Great Britain F6, Barnstaple Futures Hard (i) Denmark Frederik Nielsen 6-4, 6-4
Loss 5-6 Oct 2018 Egypt F22, Sharm el-Sheikh Futures Hard Spain David Pérez Sanz 7-6(9-7), 4-6, 3-6
Loss 5-7 Oct 2018 Egypt F23, Sharm el-Sheikh Futures Hard Egypt Karim-Mohamed Maamoun 3-6, 4-6

Doubles: 11 (2-9)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures Tour (2-9)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-4)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-3)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2009 Germany F4, Mettmann Futures Carpet (i) Belarus Nikolai Fidirko United Kingdom Josh Goodall
United Kingdom James Ward
6-4, 0-6, [4-10]
Loss 0-2 Jul 2009 Great Britain F9, Frinton-on-Sea Futures Grass United Kingdom Marcus Willis Republic of Ireland Tristan Farron-Mahon
Republic of Ireland Colin O'Brien
7-6(7-5), 6-7(3-7), [6-10]
Loss 0-3 Oct 2013 Germany F13, Hambach Futures Carpet (i) Austria Nikolaus Moser Germany Andreas Mies
Germany Oscar Otte
5-7, 4-4 ret.
Loss 0-4 Jul 2015 Germany F9, Essen Futures Clay United Kingdom David Rice Germany Marvin Netuschil
Germany Philipp Scholz
6-1, 6-7(4-7), [6-10]
Loss 0-5 Sep 2015 Great Britain F8, Roehampton Futures Hard United Kingdom David Rice Republic of Ireland David O'Hare
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
2-6, 6-4, [5-10]
Win 1-5 Jul 2016 Macedonia F3, Skopje Futures Clay United Kingdom Richard Gabb North Macedonia Tomislav Jotovski
North Macedonia Predrag Rusevski
6-4, 6-4
Loss 1-6 Oct 2016 Germany F13, Hambach Futures Carpet (i) United Kingdom Keelan Oakley Czech Republic Marek Jaloviec
Czech Republic Michal Kone?ný
7-5, 4-6, [6-10]
Win 2-6 Sep 2017 Great Britain F6, Barnstaple Futures Hard (i) Republic of Ireland Peter Bothwell United Kingdom Robert Carter
United Kingdom Ryan Peniston
6-4, 6-7(5-7), [10-6]
Loss 2-7 Oct 2017 Germany F14, Oberhaching Futures Hard (i) Switzerland Marc-Andrea Hüsler Germany Johannes Harteis
Germany Daniel Masur
6-4, 5-7, [5-10]
Loss 2-8 Feb 2018 Great Britain F1, Glasgow Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Marcus Willis Austria Matthias Haim
Germany Jakob Sude
3-6, 7-6(7-5), [6-10]
Loss 2-9 Nov 2018 Thailand F7, Nonthaburi Futures Hard Chinese Taipei Cing-Yang Meng Japan Hiroyasu Ehara
Thailand Pruchya Isaro
2-6, 3-6


  1. ^ "Pauffley secures biggest win of career at AEGON ITF Futures event". Maidenhead Advertiser. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Ace Neil Pauffley powers to Tipton victory". Express & Star. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Tennis: Derby's Neil Pauffley lands biggest career win". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Pauffley is living the dream but with strings attached". Maidenhead Advertiser. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Neil Pauffley Tennis Player Profile | ITF".
  6. ^ "Fischer triumphs at Ilkley". The Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Neil Pauffley wins Hambach futures 2012 report + photos - TA : Tennis Challenger News, Reports, Interviews". Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Steven". Twitter. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Edmund Crosthwaite (23 July 2013). "GALLERY: Marcus Willis wins Felixstowe title". Ipswich Star. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Pauffley serves up British Tour Masters victory". Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Tennis: Derby's Neil Pauffley lands biggest career win". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Ace Neil Pauffley powers to Tipton victory". Express & Star. Retrieved 2015.

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