Malcolm Whitman

March 15, 1877
December 28, 1932
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
United States
United States
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Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

Fascinated by the history of tennis, Malcolm Whitman’s Tennis Origins and Mysteries was published in 1932, more than three decades after he had written himself into other historical accounts of the sport. Whitman captured the U.S. Championships three years in a row. He played on the inaugural American Davis Cup squad, and in the 1900 and 1902 Challenge Rounds against Great Britain, he was unbeaten in that storied team competition. The 6’2” Whitman used his height and reach to take control at the net.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1898-1900

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1900, 1902