28th May 1999
SPORT / EVENT
Top British Prospect, World Top 100
Resilience doesn’t go far enough to describe the so far tumultuous journey of Jodie Burrage. Tipped as one of GB’s brightest prospects as a junior, Jodie suffered from ankle issues that resulted in 3 surgeries in as many years in her late teens. For many that would be enough but for Jodie, it was further motivation to deliver on her junior potential.
Just as she was returning to full fitness and preparing to get back onto the court Covid struck, delaying the continued world ranking rise that started in 2017. But Jodie hasn’t let that get in the way, behind closed doors at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton Jodie racked up wins against some of GB’s and the world's best players including Jo Konta and Emma Raducanu. A rolling stone gathers no moss and once international tournaments returned Jodie converted form into world ranking points.
In 2023 Jodie has racked up numerous victories against top-100 and top-20 opponents and is set to cement herself inside the world top 100 whilst also mounting a serious challenge to become Britain’s top female tennis player.
Having got into the sport due to her mum’s passion for the game; the importance of inspiring the next generation is engrained in Jodie as she’s often in schools and local tennis clubs championing the sport. When relaxing Jodie can be found on the golf course, walking her young puppy Otto or eating burgers and watching rugby with boyfriend Ben White, who plays for Scotland.