Norman Brookes

Born:
November 14, 1877
Died:
September 28, 1968
Place of Birth:
Melbourne, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1977

A well-rounded sportsman, Norman Brookes was not only the first outstanding player to emerge from Australia, but he was also the first foreigner to invade British shores and win Wimbledon. An estimable cricketer, bowler, and golfer, Sir Norman was knighted in 1939 and served as President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia for nearly 30 years. An early practitioner of the serve-and-volley game, his assertive style carried him to two Wimbledon Championship runs and one at his native Australian Championships.

Grand Slam Record

Australasian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1911
  • Doubles Champion 1924

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1907, 1914
  • Doubles Champion 1907, 1914

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1919

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1905, 1907-09, 1912, 1914, 1920

Contributions

  • President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia
  • Knighted 1939

	

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