Kitty McKane Godfree

May 07, 1896
June 19, 1992
Place of Birth:
London, England
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2

Fluent in two racquet sports, Kitty McKane Godfree was a versatile Englishwoman who managed to win the Wimbledon Singles Championship and the All England Badminton Championships in 1924. Victorious again at Wimbledon in the singles two years later, she secured the mixed doubles crown that year on the fabled grass courts with her husband Leslie. They are the only married couple in the history of the game to win the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title. Thoughtful and resilient on the court, she was unfailingly congenial away from the arena.

Grand Slam Record


  • Singles Champion 1924, 1926
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1924, 1926

US National Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1923, 1927
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1925

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1923-27, 1930, 1934
  • Olympic Gold Medallist in Women’s Doubles 1920
  • Olympic Silver Medallist in Mixed Doubles 1920
  • Olympic Bronze Medallist in Women’s Singles 1920
  • Olympic Silver Medallist in Women’s Doubles 1924
  • Bronze Medallist in Women’s Singles 1924