Bob Wrenn

Born:
September 20, 1873
Died:
November 12, 1925
Place of Birth:
Highland Park, Illinois
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1955

Bob Wrenn was the first left-hander to win the U.S. Singles Championships, taking that crown four times. With his right-handed brother George, he played for the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1903. A versatile athlete, he went to Harvard University and played not only tennis but football and baseball as well. A very determined player, he moved swiftly around the court and knew precisely when to use the lob to get out of danger.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1893-94, 1896-97
  • Doubles Champion 1895

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1903

Contributions

  • USTA President 1912-15