Henry Austin "Bunny"

August 20, 1906
August 20, 2000
Place of Birth:
London, England
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2

A charismatic player who inspired good sportsmanship with his dignified conduct on and off the court, Austin was twice a singles finalist at Wimbledon, and once at the French Championships. He was also twice the second-ranked player in the world during the 1930s, and a Davis Cup stalwart who captured 36 of 48 singles matches for Great Britain. He was perhaps most remembered, however, for his attire, becoming the first male player to wear shorts during match play.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Singles Finalist 1937
  • Mixed Doubles Finalist 1931


  • Singles Finalist 1932, 1938
  • Mixed Doubles Finalist 1934

US National Championship

  • Singles Finalist 1928-29

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1929-37