Chuck McKinley

January 05, 1941
August 10, 1986
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

One of an elite cast of men to win the Wimbledon singles title without the loss of a set, McKinley was a competitor of exhilarating verve and audacity who would not shy away from diving for volleys or attempting to retrieve balls that were seemingly well out of reach. Because he gave so much of himself in his matches and displayed such brio on the biggest stages of the sport, McKinley was clearly among the most charismatic players of the early 1960s. He passed away far too young at 45 of a brain tumor in 1986.

Grand Slam Record


  • Singles Champion 1963

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1961, 1963-64

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1960-65