Dan Maskell

Born:
April 11, 1908
Died:
December 19, 1992
Place of Birth:
London, England
Citizenship:
England
Induction Category:
Contributor
Year of Induction:
1996

A celebrated figure in British tennis for more than six decades, Dan Maskell was known as “the voice of Wimbledon.” He served as a television commentator for the BBC from 1951 to 1991, raising the awareness of his viewers with insightful remarks delivered only when necessary. Starting his career as a ball boy at 14, he went on to become coach of the British Davis Cup team for over two decades, and held the distinction of being the first teaching pro at the All England Club.

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Captain 1933, 1936

Contributions

  • First British Teaching Profession 1928-39, 1946-50
  • OBE Recipient 1945
  • CBE Recipient 1982
  • BBC's "Voice of Wimbledon" 1951-91