John Bromwich

November 14, 1918
October 21, 1999
Place of Birth:
Kogarah, Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:

Succeeding with a distinctive style of play, John Bromwich twice won his native Australian Championships in singles and captured that tile no fewer than eight times in doubles. Although he was a natural left-hander, he served with his right hand, hit a two-handed stroke from his right side, and used only his left hand from that side of his body. Despite his idiosyncrasies, Bromwich fit right into the tradition of Australian tennis, comporting himself honorably on the international circuit.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1939, 1946
  • Doubles Champion 1938-40, 1946-50
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1938


  • Doubles Champion 1948, 1950
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1947-48

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1939, 1949-50
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1947

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1937-39, 1946-47, 1949-50