Tennis phenom Taylor Ng puts banking career on hold to join the pro tour
We are so excited to introduce Taylor Ng, the newest Paradis Sport ambassador! Ng is one of the best women’s tennis players in Dartmouth College history - in fact, she is the winningest. She was named Ivy League Player of the Year as a sophomore, when she went 21-1 at No. 1 singles, reaching No. 40 in the national rankings and becoming the first Dartmouth athlete to qualify for the NCAA singles championships. In 2017 she was named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region Player of the Year and helped the Big Green reach two NCAA Tournaments and win a share of the 2017 Ivy League championship.
Following her graduation in 2017, Ng moved to New York City and began an analyst program in investment banking. “I loved my job in New York and it was such a positive experience,” said Ng. In 2019, she was visiting a friend in Boston and watching a college tennis match when she realized how much she missed playing and competing. “I joked to that friend, ‘What if I just dropped everything and tried to play tennis professionally?’ ” Ng said. “A few days later, I was at the office late at night, and as I started thinking about it more, I (knew) if I were to do it, there’s such a small window when it’s physically possible. I decided to go for it. I always try to live my life with no regrets and no what-ifs.”
Ng quit her banking job and started training at a tennis academy in South Carolina. She has since relocated to NH where she now trains with the Dartmouth coach, Bob Dallis, and helps out as volunteer assistant coach for the women’s team. Ng is playing both singles and doubles on the pro tour, competing throughout North and South America and Europe. She won her first singles tournament in November 2019 in Cancun, Mexico, and won another singles title three years later in Helsinki, Finland. She has also won four championships in doubles, and her goal for 2023 is to compete in a Grand Slam tournament.
Ng’s schedule is jam-packed, and she somehow also finds time to give back. As an undergrad double majoring in economics and anthropology, she and a few friends founded and developed a program that connected Dartmouth student-athlete mentors with elementary school students in Canaan to promote health and wellness and encourage them to be physically active. Ng was named a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow, Dartmouth’s capstone leadership program for seniors and also won the ITA Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award during her junior season. She is now involved in High Impact Athletes, an organization that seeks to connect athletes and fans with evidence-based charities focused on global health and poverty, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability.
We could not be more proud to have this incredible athlete, teammate, and sportswoman join the Paradis Pros. Go Taylor!