Betty Nuthall Shoemaker

May 23, 1911
November 08, 1983
Place of Birth:
Surbiton, Surrey
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:

More successful abroad than at home, Britain’s child prodigy Betty Nuthall won three U.S. National Doubles Championships—each with a different partner—and won the U.S. Singles Championships in 1930 at the age of 19, three years after finishing as runner-up to Helen Wills, when she was still serving under-handed. Building her game around a penetrating forehand and a keen tactical sense, she became a master percentage player from the back of the court. 

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1931
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1931-32

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1930
  • Doubles Champion 1930-31, 1933
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1929, 1931

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1927-29, 1931-34