Donald Dell

Born:
June 17, 1937
Place of Birth:
Savannah, Georgia
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Contributor
Year of Induction:
2009
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Rankiing: 4

Among the most multi-faceted leaders ever in tennis, Donald Dell has made substantial contributions to the game on innumerable levels. He played Davis Cup for the United States in the early 1960s, and was captain of the victorious American team in 1968-69. Dell became the first to represent tennis players as a lawyer in 1970, and has thrived in that field ever since. He has been an outstanding television commentator, a formidable tournament promoter, and was a founder of the Association of Tennis Professionals. Few have served tennis in as wide a range of capacities as the industrious Dell.

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1961, 1963
  • Davis Cup Team Captain 1968-69

Contributions

  • Youngest United States Davis Cup Team Captain to win the Davis Cup
  • Started the sports marketing firm ProServ
  • Co-Founded the Association of Tennis Professionals with Jack Kramer and served as the first General Counsel for 8 years
  • Founder of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic
  • Vice Chairman and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Board of Directors
  • Member of the USTA Public Relations Committee
  • Member of the United States Davis Cup Selection Committee