Lance Tingay "The Dean"

Born:
July 15, 1915
Died:
March 10, 1990
Place of Birth:
London, England
Citizenship:
England
Induction Category:
Contributor
Year of Induction:
1982

Widely revered as “The Dean” of an estimable band of British tennis writers, Tingay’s daily tournament accounts for The Daily Telegraph were the next best thing to having a courtside seat at the matches.  A keen analyst of the game, he shrewdly evaluated the shotmaking skills and vulnerabilities of the players and subtle turning points in matches.  For decades, before the advent of official computer rankings, Tingay’s annual “World Rankings” of the game’s top ten players were eagerly awaited by the entire tennis world. 

Contributions

  • Daily Telegraph Lawn Tennis Correspondent 1952-80
  • Allison Danzig Award Recipient 1968
  • Author of several books, including One Hundred Years of Wimbledon and History of Lawn Tennis in Pictures

	

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