Scott Draper comes from a sporty family, including his cousin, the now retired elite swimmer Petria Thomas. Scott became a tennis professional in 1993, reaching a career high rank of 42 in the ATP singles. Prior to this, he was ranked No. 5 in the junior double rankings after winning the Wimbledon junior doubles title.
In 2005 he qualified to play on Australia's professional golf tour and had to juggle sports over the last four days of the Australian Open, playing in his first pro golf event on Friday morning and winning his mixed doubles semifinal with Samantha Stosur that Friday afternoon. They went on to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title. Scott is now concentrating on making the cut as a professional golfer.