JJ Wolf Followed Sister Danielle And Parents Into The World Of Tennis

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JJ Wolf’s sister, Danielle Wolf, continued the family legacy in sports by taking up tennis at Ohio State. Danielle is two years older than JJ and works as a performance supervisor.

The Wolf family has had a notable presence in the history of sports. It all began with their grandfather, Charley, and has now stretched to JJ.

JJ And Danielle Pictured At The US Open Competition In 2022
JJ And Danielle Pictured At The US Open Competition In 2022 (Source: Instagram)

In an interview with ATP Tour, JJ even proclaimed that his family name is so famous that if you go somewhere in Cincinnati, people would know one of the family members.

So, the pressure to become one of the best in the family was always on the shoulder of JJ.

With his sister, Danielle, JJ shares a tight bond but one that was raised on competitive spirits. A former tennis player, Danielle, is regularly seen at JJ’s games.

Earlier this year, the 25-year-old JJ made his Australian Open debut and has previously battled on the tennis court with Nick Kyrgios.

He will look to redeem himself at French Open after facing a series of disappointing losses at Geneva and the Italian Open. 

JJ Wolf Sister, Danielle Wolf Is An Alum Of Ohio State University 

JJ Wolf’s older sister, Danielle Wolf, had earned notoriety as a tennis player for Ohio State as she continued the family tradition.

Danielle was born on December 19, 1996, and she is two years older than her brother. Before joining Ohio State, Danielle attended Cincinnati Country Day high school and ranked third in the Ohio State tournament as a junior. 

Danielle Wolf Pictured During Her Time As A Tennis Player For Ohio State
Danielle Wolf Pictured During Her Time As A Tennis Player For Ohio State (Source: Instagram)

She is the three-time Miami Valley Conference MVP and won the National Open Doubles Championship in 2014.

During her time at Ohio, Danielle was in the 2020 First Team All-Big Ten and a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete. 

Danielle’s best year at Ohio came in her senior season when she won the ITA Most Improved Senior award and ranked 62nd in singles. It was also the year Danielle was voted into the First-Team All-Big Ten.

Growing up, JJ had Danielle as his first practice partner. The siblings would pair up with their parents, Danielle with their dad, and JJ with their mom, and the entire family would be involved in playing tennis. 

Since graduating in 2020, Danielle has been working with the Midtown Athletics Clubs as a high-performance supervisor.

The older sister of JJ Wolf is in a relationship with Martin Joyce, and like her, Martin played tennis at Ohio State University.

JJ Wolf Parents, Jeff And Brooke Wolf 

JJ Wolf’s parents, Jeff and Brooke, are former athletes, with his father being a Hall of Fame inductee. 

Jeff Wolf, the father of JJ Wolf, was inducted into the Hall Of Fame by Rollins College in 1998. Jeff was not only a supreme tennis player but also a basketball player. 

The 58-year-old father to two athletes, Jeff, had a short-lived professional tennis career.

He debuted in 1993 in a doubles event and played his last game in 1994 against a Swedish player, Lars-Anders Wahlgren losing 6-4, 6-1.

JJ And Danielle Wolf Pictured With Their Father Jeff Wolf
JJ And Danielle Wolf Pictured With Their Father, Jeff Wolf (Source: Instagram)

He achieved his career high of 1205 in singles in 1994 and a career-high of 1068 in doubles in 1993.

JJ’s mom, Brooke Wolf, was a tennis player at Miami University. Earlier this year, after JJ scored a victory against Alexander Bublik in Miami Open, he wrote on the camera, “Hi Mama,” sending out a tribute to his mom. 

JJ Wolf And His Family History In Sports 

If you thought JJ’s affiliation with sports only stretches up to his parents, then you’re wrong.

His grandfather, Charley Wolf, was a pro-baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds and coached NBA team Cincinnati Royals from 1960-63 and later Detroit Pistons until 1966.

He excelled at all three sports, baseball, football, and basketball, at St. Xavier before he took his talent to Notre Dame. 

Danielle Wolf Clicks A Pictured With Her Grandfather And Legend Of The Wolf Family, Charley Wolf
Danielle Wolf Clicks A Pictured With Her Grandfather And Legend Of The Wolf Family, Charley Wolf (Source: Instagram)

With his wife, Loraine, Charley Wolf raised six boys, who all went on to flourish as athletes.

JJ’s uncles, Marty, Steve, Greg, Daniel, and David, succeeded in continuing the family legacy in sports through basketball and tennis.

His cousins as well are top-notch athletes. The entire family of JJ Wolf was featured in Cincinnati Inquirer in 2015. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
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