Dennis Ralston

July 27, 1942
Place of Birth:
Bakersfield, California
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 5
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

No one in his time played the game of tennis with more polish, precision or fluidity than Dennis Ralston. When he was at the height of his powers in the 1960s-finishing three consecutive years as the No. 1 ranked man in the United States-he made the game look as if it was invented for him, developing a masterful forehand volley that was his signature shot. Ralston later established himself as an estimable American Davis Cup captain and as the esteemed coach of Chris Evert.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1966


  • Doubles Champion 1960

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1961, 1963-64

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1960-66
  • Davis Cup Team Captain 1972-75