James Anderson "J.O."

September 17, 1894
December 23, 1973
Place of Birth:
Enfield, New South Wales
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:

One of the great players of the 1920s, Australian James Anderson made his mark indelibly with observers in his time that knew the game thoroughly and recognized talent and court craft when they saw it. An extraordinarily quick player with an excellent forehand, affectionately known as “Jo”, he was victorious at the championships of his country three times in singles (1922, 1924, and 1925)--collecting two of those titles with five set, final round triumphs. That was proof of his toughness and poise under pressure. Anderson was a member of the triumphant Australian Davis Cup team of 1919, and won 20 of 27 singles matches when representing his country through the years.

Grand Slam Record

Australasian Championship

  • Singles Champion - 1922, 1924, 1925