Pierre Etchebaster

December 08, 1893
March 24, 1980
Place of Birth:
St. Jean de Luz, France
Induction Category:
Court Tennis Player
Year of Induction:

Pierre Etchebaster came upon the game of court tennis when he was nearly 30 years old, but six years later his irrefutable talent elevated him to the status of world champion. The diminutive Frenchman of Basque country origin garnered the World Court Tennis Champions title seven times between 1928 and 1952. He retired undefeated at age 60 in 1954. His longevity and reign as world champion was unprecedented, filling a span longer than that of any athlete in any other sport.

Career Achievements

  • World Court Tennis Champion 1928-54