Philippe Chatrier

Born:
February 02, 1926
Died:
June 22, 2000
Place of Birth:
Paris, France
Citizenship:
France
Induction Category:
Contributor
Year of Induction:
1992

A cerebral man of clarity and vision who knew precisely where he wanted to help take the game and how he planned to pursue his primary goals, Philippe Chatrier was among the best and brightest men ever to serve at the highest administrative levels of tennis. He did more to shape the game than just about anyone in his time, working to restructure the Davis Cup, raising the stature of the French Championships, and pushing to get tennis back in the Olympic Games. As President of the International Tennis Federation, Chatrier was an intelligent and forceful leader. 

Contributions

  • ITF President 1977-91
  • ITF Honorary Life President 1991-2000
  • Men's International Professional Tennis Council Chairman 1979-85
  • French Tennis Federation President 1972
  • International Olympic Committee Member