T. J. Middleton

T. J. Middleton
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Born (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968
Auburn, New York, U.S.
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2000
Plays Right-handed
Prize money US$378,226
Career record 2–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 221 (September 23, 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open DNP
French Open DNP
Wimbledon DNP
Career record 95–131
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 63 (June 22, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1993)
French Open 1R (1993, 1994, 1997, 1999)
Wimbledon 3R (1993)
US Open 2R (1999)

T. J. Middleton (born May 2, 1968 in Auburn, New York) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. Middleton attended the University of Georgia where he helped lead the Bulldogs to the 1987 National Championship. He was the 1990 SEC Doubles Champion. He is a member of the Delta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He turned professional in 1990 and had a career that spanned 10 years before his retirement at the end of 2000. A doubles specialist, he achieved a career high singles ranking of World No. 221 and his highest doubles ranking was World No. 63. Middleton is now the Director of Tennis Development at River Hills Club in Jackson, Mississippi. He works alongside former ATP pro Dave Randall, former Ole Miss standout Courtenay Middleton, and former Lamar University player Alan Shearer.


Middleton did not win any senior doubles titles but reached the final on four separate occasions, at Casablanca in 1992, Long Island (1997), Marseille (1998) and Boston (1999). In 1994 he reached the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles final.

Post-professional tennis

Middleton was invited to play at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships in the Gentlemen's Invitational Doubles, playing with David Wheaton in the round-robin group. He had won the tournament in 2004 with the same partner and finished runners up in 2005 and 2006.

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