John Newcombe Bio

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Pete has coached college players, national champions, and been named USTA Georgia Pro of the year. Recently he made a video course with legends, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, and John Newcombe.

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John David Newcombe, AO, OBE, born 23 May 1944 in Sydney, is an Australian former world No. 1 tennis player who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, and an all-time record 17 doubles titles. He was one of many Australian players to dominate the field during the 1960s and 1970s, and is one of the few men to have been ranked world No. 1 in both singles and doubles.


  • Newcombe served as chairman of the International Tennis Players Association which formed in 1969.
  • He served as President of the Association of Tennis Professionals in 1977 and 1978.
  • Overall, he won 26 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles (27 if his 1965 mixed doubles shared win is added).
  • Newcombe and Rod Laver are the only players to ever win both the US Open and Wimbledon menäó»s singles titles as an amateur and as a professional.
  • The grass surfaces favoured his game, and the French Openäó»s clay surface was the only major singles championship he never won. However, he did take the French doubles title on three occasions.
  • Still active in tennis, he was made captain of Australiaäó»s Davis Cup team in 1995.
  • He is an Australian Living Treasure.
  • He runs the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch & Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, Texas.
  • In 2001 he was revealed to be President George W. Bushäó»s drinking companion on the night of 4 September 1976, when Bush was charged with driving under the influence. This controversy surfaced during the 2000 US Presidential Election.
  • He partners with Cliff Drysdale to develop the John Newcombe Estate & Country Club in New Braunfels, Texas.


October 24, 2018

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