One of the best British professional tennis players of all time, Andy Murray is popularly known as the Great Scot since he was born in Scotland. He is the only tennis player to have won two Olympic gold medals in singles competition. Also known for his charitable work, Andy Murray has played key roles in raising money for many charity organizations.
Fred Perry was a British tennis player. A former world No. 1, Perry won three successive Wimbledon Championships from 1934. He won eight Grand Slam tournaments, including a Career Grand Slam. He was the first player and only British player to date to achieve a Career Grand Slam. Also a table tennis player, Perry was the world champion in 1929.
Heather Watson is a professional tennis player who has won nine career titles so far, including four singles titles. In 2012, she became the first British female player to win a WTA singles title since 1988. In 2016, she won the mixed-doubles at Wimbledon, becoming the first British player to win at Wimbledon since Joanna Mary Durie in 1987.
Cameron Norrie is a British tennis player. He has won three Challenger singles titles and one ATP Tour title. He reached the third round of the 2021 Wimbledon, becoming one of the three Brits to play at the third round of Wimbledon since the British trio of Danny Sapsford, Greg Rusedski, and Tim Henman in 1999.
Tim Henman is a British former tennis player who won 15 ATP titles, including 11 singles titles. In 1996, he won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at the Atlanta Olympics. In 1998, Henman reached the semi-finals of the Wimbledon singles championship, becoming the first male player from the UK to do so since Roger Taylor in 1973.
Jamie Murray is a British tennis player who specializes in doubles. A former doubles world No. 1, Jamie Robert Murray has won seven Grand Slam doubles titles so far in his career. The elder brother of Andy Murray, Jamie Murray helped his team win the Davis Cup in 2015; it was Great Britain's first Davis Cup championship in 79 years.
Virginia Wade is a British former tennis player. A former world No. 2, Wade won three Grand Slam singles titles, including the famous 1977 Wimbledon, which was attended by Queen Elizabeth II. A former world No. 1 in doubles, Wade won four Grand Slam doubles titles. After retiring as a player, Wade has worked as a game analyst and commentator.
Johanna Konta is a British tennis player who represented Australia till 2012. Konta has won four singles WTA Tour titles. She has also won four doubles and 11 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. A former world No. 4 and former British number one, Johanna Konta is renowned for creating sharp angles and an offensive baseline play.
Laura Robson is a British professional tennis player who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the mixed-doubles event. In 2012, Laura Robson reached the fourth round of the US Open singles championship, becoming the first British woman to do so at a Grand Slam tournament since Samantha Smith in 1998.
Though the daughter of a tennis coach mother, Katie Boulter had initially focused on playing the piano before she deviated to tennis as a career. She first gained attention after winning the Lemon Bowl at 11 and now has five singles and four doubles titles in her kitty.
Sue Barker is an English former professional tennis player. A former world No. 3, Barker had an illustrious playing career during which she won 15 WTA singles titles, including the 1976 French Open. She also won 12 doubles titles, including the WTA Austrian Open. After retiring as a player, Sue Barker became a sports reporter.
British tennis player Jack Draper, the son of former LTA and Sport England chief executive Roger Draper, first showed his brilliance when he became the runner-up at the 2018 Wimbledon boys’ singles. Initially trained by his mother, he was later coached by Justin Sherring and Ryan Jones.
Dan Evans is a British tennis player who helped Great Britain win the Davis Cup in 2015. The team was honored with the BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award in 2015. Over the years, Evans' off-court behavior has made him one of the most controversial players.
Born in Canada, Greg Rusedski initially played junior tennis as a Canadian player but later moved to Britain, where he adopted a British citizenship and subsequently began representing Britain in the game. His greatest win has been the 1998 ATP Masters Series, in which he defeated then-number-one Pete Sampras.
Former British tennis player Annabel Croft had begun playing tennis at age 9. At 15, she became the youngest from Britain to play senior Wimbledon in almost 100 years. Post-retirement, she has stepped into a broadcasting career and has also appeared on ITV’s Interceptor and Channel 4’s Treasure Hunt.
While Lewis Burton began playing tennis at age 7 and later grew up to be quite a famous player both on the junior and senior circuits, he was also in the news for his tumultuous relationship with TV presenter Caroline Flack. The two were involved in a domestic violence incident.
Former UK number one, John Lloyd is a British tennis player-turned-commentator with three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in his kitty. He and his former wife, once-world-number-one tennis player Chris Evert, formed a power couple, though he was often overshadowed by his wife. He is also a prostate cancer survivor.
Tennis player-turned-commentator Andrew Castle was once UK number one and also boasts of three ATP men’s doubles titles. As a presenter, he has worked with broadcasting companies such as Sky, BBC, LBC, and ITV. He has also been part of a BAFTA-nominated BBC tennis commentary team.
Liam Broady is a British tennis player who represented Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he reached the third round. The current British No. 5, Liam Broady is yet to win a title in his senior career. However, he had a memorable junior career with a couple of Grand Slam doubles titles under his belt.
Marcus Willis began playing tennis at age 9 and turned pro at age 17. Though beaten by Roger Federer in the 2016 Wimbledon, he still received a standing ovation for his efforts, as that was his tour debut. He is also an expert in touchtennis.
British tennis player Anne Keothavong, hailed for winning 28 titles on the ITF Women's Circuit, played her first professional match at age of fourteen, reaching a career-high singles ranking of world No. 48 at twenty-five. Retired from professional tennis in 2013, she continued to remain associated with the game, captaining Great Britain Fed Cup team from 2017 to 2019.
Four-time winner of the AEGON Awards, Elena Baltacha was a Ukrainian-born British tennis player, who held the British No. I position for the first time at the age of nineteen. An unbelievable fighter, she continued to play despite her debilitating illness, winning matches almost till the very end, retiring from professional tennis five months before her death from liver cancer.
Slovenian tennis player and naturalized Briton since 2015, Aljaž Bedene began his career in his birth country before moving to England in 2008. He represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup from 2015 to 2017. However from 2018, barred from representing Great Britain due to technical reasons, he started representing Slovenia in Davis Cup once more.
Francesca Jones is a British tennis player who has won six ITF Circuit titles so far in her career. Jones has managed to establish herself as a tennis player despite suffering from a rare genetic condition known as Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasia; she was born with only seven toes on each leg and three fingers and a thumb on each hand.
Once ranked world number five, British tennis player Jo Durie has two Grand Slam titles in her kitty. She is a seven-time British National Singles winner and a nine-time British National Doubles winner. Post-retirement, she has been working as a coach and a BBC and Eurosport commentator.
Samantha Smith is a British retired professional tennis player. She has eight ITF career titles, including three singles titles, under her belt. A former British No. 1, Smith also represented Britain in the European Cup and Fed Cup on several occasions. After retiring as a player, Samantha Smith started working as a commentator for various sports networks.
Harriet Dart is a British tennis player who has won 14 doubles and four singles titles on the ITF Circuit so far in her career. Dart reached the finals of the mixed doubles event at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships along with Joe Salisbury and lost to Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk. This remains her best Grand Slam result to date.
Once British number two, James Ward had begun his tennis career with the Valencia Open in 2007. He was also part of the 2015 Davis Cup-winning British team. A reputed singles champion, he was interested in football, too, as a child, but eventually chose tennis as a career option.
Joe Salisbury is a British tennis player who specializes in men's doubles and mixed doubles events. Salisbury has won nine career titles so far, including four Grand Slam titles. Joe Salisbury also represented Great Britain in men's doubles at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he reached the quarter-finals along with Andy Murray.
Jamie Delgado is a British former professional tennis player who has 18 Challenger Tour titles, which includes 15 doubles titles, under his belt. He holds the male record for playing in the most number of successive Wimbledon tournaments. Jamie Delgado is best known for his coaching career. He has coached former world No. 1 Andy Murray.
South African pastor Andrew Murray was the son of a Scottish missionary who was sent to South Africa. A co-founder of the South African General Mission, he had also been involved in the Reveil revival movement. He later transformed his church to an institution for the Afrikaner Volk.
Neal Skupski is a British tennis player who specializes in men's and mixed doubles events. Skupski has won six career doubles titles so far. In 2019, he represented Great Britain at the prestigious Davis Cup where his team lost in the semi-finals. Neal Skupski won the 2021 Wimbledon mixed doubles along with Desirae Krawczyk.
David Lloyd is an English former professional tennis player who won the 1976 Dewar Cup in men's doubles along with his brother John Lloyd. Lloyd is credited with coaching Tim Henman and playing a major role in making him a world top 10 player. A well-known entrepreneur, David Lloyd is also credited with founding the David Lloyd Leisure Clubs.
Ann Jones is an English former tennis and table tennis champion. A popular tennis player, Jones won eight Grand Slam titles during her career. A former world No. 2, Jones managed to establish herself as a praiseworthy player despite playing in a highly competitive era; she played against some of the all-time greats like Margaret Court and Billie Jean King.
Although he had been part of the Olympic silver-winning Czechoslovakian ice hockey team, Jaroslav Drobny gained more fame as a tennis player. He achieved the rare feat of having played Wimbledon for four different countries: Czechoslovakia, Bohemia-Moravia, Egypt, and, Britain. He also won 130 singles titles throughout his career.
The daughter of British aristocrats Ralph Percy and Jane Richard, Lady Melissa Percy quit school at 14 to follow a career in tennis. After retiring at 21, she launched her fashion brand. She has grown up in the Alnwick Castle, which was featured as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
Widely known as the greatest British sportsperson, Max Woosnam not only won an Olympic gold in tennis, but was also a Manchester City and England footballer and a seasoned cricketer who had scored a century at Lord’s. He was also skilled in golf and snooker. His chain-smoking habits eventually claimed his life.
Ken Skupski is a British tennis player who specializes in men's and mixed doubles events. He has won six career doubles titles so far. Skupski took part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where he won the silver medal in the men's doubles event and the bronze medal in the mixed doubles event.
Known as The Little Wonder, Lottie Dod gained fame as a remarkable tennis player and a five-time Wimbledon Ladies' Singles champion. Registered as the most versatile sportswoman in the Guinness Book of Records, she was also skilled in a host of sports, such as skiing, golf, archery, and field hockey.
Buster Mottram is an English former tennis player who won seven career titles, which included two singles titles. A former UK number 1, Mottram played for Great Britain in the prestigious Davis Cup on eight occasions.
Kathleen McKane Godfree was a British badminton and tennis player. Godfree won two Wimbledon singles titles. She also won two US Open doubles titles and three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. The second-most successful female British Olympian, Godfree won five Olympic medals in two Olympic Games. In 1978, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Bunny Austin was an English professional tennis player. A former world No. 2, Austin remained the last Briton to play at the final of the Wimbledon men's singles for 74 years, before Andy Murray reached the finals in 2012. Bunny Austin was an important player of the British team that won three consecutive Davis Cups from 1933 to 1935.
Also known as Little Do, Laurence “Laurie” Doherty was the younger brother of tennis legend Reginald Doherty and a fine tennis player in his own right. He was not only the first non-American U.S. National Champion, but also co-authored R.F. and H.L. Doherty on Lawn Tennis with his brother.
Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers was a British tennis player who won seven Wimbledon singles titles in an illustrious career that spanned more than 25 years. At the 1908 Summer Olympics, Lambert Chambers won the gold medal in the singles event. She also won the 1925 Wightman Cup. In 1981, she was inducted posthumously into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Ernest Renshaw was a British professional tennis player who won the Wimbledon singles title in 1888. He is best remembered for winning the Wimbledon men's doubles title on five occasions along with his twin brother William Renshaw. The modern playing style of the Renshaw brothers, which came to be known as the Renshaw Rush during the 1880s, helped popularize tennis.
Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet was a British tennis, badminton, and chess player. One of the greatest badminton players of his generation, Thomas won 21 All England Open Badminton Championships. Thomas is credited with co-founding the International Badminton Federation, where he served as president from 1934 to 1955. In 1996, he was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.
Reginald Doherty was a British tennis player who won four Wimbledon singles titles in his career. He also won eight Wimbledon doubles titles and two US Open doubles titles. He helped his team win four consecutive Davis Cups starting from 1903. Doherty was also an Olympic champion; he won three gold medals and a bronze medal in two Olympic Games.
Colin Dowdeswell is a former tennis player who won 12 career titles, which includes 11 doubles titles. Dowdeswell represented three countries at different times during his playing career. He also took part in seven Davis Cup ties for two different countries. After retiring from tennis, Colin Dowdeswell started a productive career in financial services.
Daniel Prenn was a tennis and table tennis player who took part in the World Table Tennis Championships in 1926 where he represented Germany. In 1928, Prenn won the Hamburg European Open, an annual tennis tournament. Daniel Prenn played at major tournaments like Wimbledon. Unfortunately, Daniel Prenn was barred from playing in Germany in 1933 because of his Jewish ethnicity.