Brian Tobin

Born:
December 05, 1930
Place of Birth:
Melbourne, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Contributor
Year of Induction:
2003

As a player, Brian Tobin was ranked among the top ten in Australia from 1956-62, but his most lasting contributions to tennis came off the court as he helped to take the game into uncharted territory.  A visionary leader, he was a crucial figure in the evolution of “Open Tennis.”  As President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (1983-89), he played a pivotal role in a state-of-the-art Tennis Centre, revitalizing the Australian Open and restoring it to world prominence.  He served as President of the International Tennis Federation from 1991-99, displaying superb diplomatic skills.

Contributions

  • International Tennis Federation President 1991-99
  • Men’s Professional Tennis Council – World tournament Representative 1982-87
  • International Tennis Federation Representative 1988-89
  • Women’s International Pro Tour World Tournament Representative 1983-85
  • Women’s International Pro Tour International Tennis Federation Representative 1986-89
  • Fed Cup Team Captain & Manager 1964, 1967
  • Tennis Australian President 1977-89
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame Golden Achievement Award 1999
  • Honorary Life Member of Tennis Australia 1989