John Van Ryn

June 30, 1905
August 07, 1999
Place of Birth:
Newport News, Virginia
United States
United States
Induction Category:
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 4

A doubles specialist of unmistakable craft, John Van Ryn won the Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon three straight years. He took two of those crowns with Wilmer Allison and notched the third with George Lott. In 1931, he was also successful with Lott at the French Championships. He was nearly invincible when he competed for the United States in Davis Cup, winning 22 of 24 encounters in an eight year stretch. Van Ryn was superb in the forecourt and most comfortable with a partner by his side, although he did reach No. 4 in the country in singles in 1931.

Grand Slam Record

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1931


  • Doubles Champion 1929-31

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1931, 1935

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1929-30, 1932-36