Jack Kramer

Born:
August 01, 1921
Died:
September 12, 2009
Place of Birth:
Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Player
Year of Induction:
1968
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Few understood tennis so comprehensively and contributed to the sport in as many pivotal roles as Jack Kramer. His range of successes was staggering. He taught an entire generation of players how to play attacking tennis with his renowned “Big Game.” He dominated amateur tennis in 1946 and 1947, and then became the leading professional competitor for five years. An outstanding promoter of the pro game thereafter, Kramer was a superb commentator on tennis from the 1950s until the 1970s, and the first Executive Director of the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Grand Slam Record

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1947
  • Doubles Champion 1946-47

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1946-47
  • Doubles Champion 1940-41, 1943, 1947
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1941

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1939, 1946-47