Clarence Clark

August 27, 1859
June 29, 1937
Place of Birth:
Germantown, Pennsylvania
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:

Humble and dignified, Clarence Clark joined Fred Taylor to win the first United States Doubles Championship in 1881 at Newport. The first Secretary of the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Association, Clarence bicycled through Europe in 1883, meeting his brother Joe-the first U.S. Intercollegiate Champion-in Great Britain to compete in doubles matches against the Renshaw brothers from that nation. Both Clarence and Joe Clark were formidable figures, doing much for tennis early in its evolution.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Finalist 1882
  • Doubles Champion 1881


  • First Secretary of the USLTA