Frank Parker

Born:
January 31, 1916
Died:
July 24, 1997
Place of Birth:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1966
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

A cunning competitor with an outstanding ground game, Parker lasted longer at the top level of American tennis than just about anyone else. From 1933 to 1949-a remarkable span of 17 years-he was a member of the American top ten. But he was not merely a man of great consistency. Parker twice came through to win the U.S. Championships (in 1944 and 1945), recording those grass court victories while serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He won the French Championships on clay in 1948 and 1949, and was a Davis Cup hero.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1948-49
  • Doubles Champion 1949

Wimbledon

  • Doubles Champion 1949

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1944-45

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1937, 1939, 1946, 1948