Naiktha Bains (born 17 December 1997 in Leeds, United Kingdom) is an Australian tennis player.
Bains has won three doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 8 August 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 454. On 3 October 2016, she peaked at world number 415 in the doubles rankings.
Bains emigrated with her Indian-born father Gurnake from Britain to Brisbane aged 8 and holds dual British-Australian citizenship.
Bains commenced the year with a ranking of 1041. She was awarded a wildcard into qualifying at the 2014 Hobart International, where she made it through the first two rounds, defeating Maria Elena Camerin and Teliana Pereira, before losing to eventual tournament champion Garbiñe Muguruza in the final qualifying round.
At Australian Open qualifying, Bains lost to Andrea Hlaváčková in straight sets, but together with Olivia Tjandramulia, Bains was awarded a wildcard into the main doubles draw where she faced the 14th seeded team of Julia Görges and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, also losing in straight sets.
In March, Bains was awarded a wildcard into qualifying at the 2014 Sony Open in Miami, for just her third appearance at WTA Tour-level. She lost in round 1 to Virginie Razzano. Her next match was in September at the ITF in Vegas, before playing four more ITF tournaments across Australia to end the year. She ended the year with a ranking of 713.
Bains commenced the season with a wildcard into the qualifying rounds of the 2015 Brisbane International, 2015 Hobart International and 2015 Australian Open. She lost in round 1 in all three events. The rest of the year Bains competed on the ITF circuit, with limited success. She ended the year with a ranking of 630.
Bains commenced the season with a wildcard into the qualifying rounds of the 2016 Brisbane International, 2016 Hobart International and 2016 Australian Open. She lost in round 1 in all three events. Through February and March, Bains competed on the ITF circuit across Australia, before heading to Croatia and Spain where she made three consecutive quarterfinals on the ITF circuit. From June to October, Bains competed on the ITF circuit across Europe, Asia and Australia. Her best result was the quarter final of Bendigo International. Bains finished 2016 with a ranking of 452.
Bains commenced the season with a wildcard into the qualifying rounds of the 2017 Brisbane International. She lost in round 1 to Anastasia Rodionova.