Tennis players and their private jets

Some of our favourite tennis players own private jets.

Star tennis players spend their time travelling across the world competing in many high-profile tennis tournaments; therefore it is no surprise to learn that some of our favourite tennis players own private jets to make their frequent journeys as comfortable as possible.

For some of the biggest tennis stars, owning a private jet is just one of the many ways of enhancing a luxury lifestyle, and the ownership is seen as more of a hobby than a necessity.

Below, Tennis365 looks at some of the most famous tennis players and their private jets.

Roger Federer: Bombardier Challenger 350

Roger Federer is one of the most successful tennis players of all time, ranked world No.1 in singles by the ATP for 310 weeks and winning 20 singles grand slams throughout his tennis career.

Recently retiring from the sport in September 2022, Federer is now enjoying a relaxed and lavish lifestyle. As an Ambassador and Owner of the world’s largest private jet company, NetJets, he regularly enjoys chartering private jets for his own use.

A sign outside of a facility occupied by NetJets

Federer charters a customised Bombardier Challenger 350 – a super-midsize business jet manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace, renowned for its spacious cabin. The jet has seating for up to 10 people, an impressive range, and advanced avionics.

The private jet is registered with the tail number HB-JTI and it is often adorned with Federer’s personal logo, which includes his initials “RF” along with a stylised tennis racket symbol.


Novak Djokovic: Gulfstream G650

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player and ranked the current world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the ATP. With a professional career spanning 20 years, Djokovic has enjoyed many successes on the court, winning no less than 23 grand slam titles so far in his expansive career.

Like Federer, Djokovic is an owner of NetJets, and he often uses one of the company’s private jets to travel to tournaments.

He has been known to charter a Gulfstream G650 private jet, which is a high performance, twin engine, ultra-long range business jet manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace.

Djokovic has been flying with NetJets since 2015 and he has previously been featured on their official website saying: “The game requires non-stop travel. And NetJets not only gets me where I need to be but gives me the downtime I have to have off the court—to excel on the court.”

This Gulfstream G650 is well known for its exceptional range, speed, and luxurious cabin which can accommodate up to 18 passengers and provides the ultimate in comfort and luxury.

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The Gulfstream G650 is a twin-engine business jet airplane.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is one of the most successful female tennis players of all time therefore it is no surprise to learn that she often travels on private jets to reach her next destination.

Following her retirement in September 2022 at the age of 41, Williams has been slowly getting used to a more relaxed lifestyle having been dedicated to the game of tennis from the age of 2 years old.

Although we don’t know the exact details of Williams’ private jet, we can only speculate that she might use it to travel between the two luxury homes she currently owns in Miami and Paris.

Rafael Nadal: Cessna Citation CJ2+

Rafael Nadal is another legendary tennis player who continues to draw in the crowds on the court.

Nadal has claimed no less than 14 French Open titles and continues to be one of the most popular players on the court, despite a decrease in rankings in recent years.

Off the court, Nadal likes to keep his private life away from the spotlight and he spends a lot of time in his villa in Majorca, Spain.

It has been speculated that Nadal owns a Cessna Citation CJ2+ private jet which he purchased in 2010 for approximately $5million.

Before owning his own luxury jet, Nadal was known to fly coach class to tennis tournaments, until Federer gave him a “lift” in his private jet in 2010, and from then onwards, we believe he was sold.

TWJK4F Cessna Citation CJ2+ private jet plane on the runway
Cessna Citation CJ2+ private jet plane on the runway after landing at Malta International Airport.

Pete Sampras

American tennis player Pete Sampras is highly regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

For years he dominated the court winning 14 Grand Slam singles titles, a record among male players until 2009 when it was broken by Federer.

Sampras announced his retirement in 2002 at the age of 32 a year after his final match beating rival Andre Agassi in the U.S. Open final.

In the two decades that followed, Sampras has spent time enjoying his wealth, which is estimated to be around £125million. Sampras leads a quiet and private life which centres around his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, and his two children.

It is rumoured that Sampras uses a private jet when he chooses to travel, but like his private life, he has kept its identity well under wraps.