Brent Larkham

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Brent Larkham
Country (sports) Australia Australia
Born (1972-01-08) 8 January 1972 (age 46)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $144,612
Career record 4–9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 108 (26 Sep 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1994)
French Open 1R (1994)
Career record 3–10
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 128 (30 Oct 1995
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1994, 1995, 1996)
Wimbledon 1R (1994)

Brent Larkham (born 8 January 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Australia. He is the elder brother of Todd Larkham, who also played professional tennis.


Larkham had the best performance of his career at the 1994 Australian Open, where he made a surprise run to the third round, as a wildcard. He won his opening match against Japanese qualifier Ryuso Tsujino in straight sets and also didn't drop a set in his second round meeting with 27th ranked Amos Mansdorf. In the third round he played Martin Damm but couldn't beat the Czech, losing in four sets.[1]

Also in 1994, Larkham made the second round of the Stella Artois Championships (Queen's), with a win over Patrick McEnroe, who was then ranked 66 in the world. He was then eliminated by Stefan Edberg.[2]

After retiring, due to a back injury, Larkham spent some time coaching his brother Todd and has also worked with Wayne Arthurs, Richard Fromberg and Paul Hanley. He is now head coach of the tennis program at the Australian Institute of Sports in Canberra.[3]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1993 Launceston, Australia Carpet Sweden Nicklas Utgren 6–3, 4–6, 7–6
2. 1994 Tampere, Finland Clay Spain Alejo Mancisidor 7–6, 1–6, 6–3

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1992 Bristol, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Darren Kirk United States Kent Kinnear
Sweden Peter Nyborg
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
2. 1993 Perth, Australia Grass Australia Paul Kilderry Australia Ben Ellwood
Australia Mark Philippoussis
7–6, 6–3
3. 1995 Fürth, Germany Clay Australia Andrew Kratzmann United States Ken Flach
United States Kent Kinnear
6–4, 6–7, 7–6