- Born15 September 1936
- Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1996
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame1991
Australian 1957, 1958
United States 1958
French 1957, 1958
United States 1957
Ashley Cooper was an attacking player with smooth ground strokes and poise at the net. In 1958 his only loss in the Grand Slams came in the semifinals at the French. He was only the sixth man to win three or more majors in a season. Melbourne-born but raised in Queensland, Cooper won back-to-back Australian titles in 1957 and 1958, and featured in Australia’s Davis Cup team in both years. In 1957 the Australians triumphed over the United States 3-2, but in 1958 the result was reversed, with the Americans defeating the Australians 3-2. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List of 2007, Cooper was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his service to tennis.
Ashley Cooper in the news
Eight players have been awarded Ashley Cooper Scholarships, including South Australia's Petra Hule.
New Ashley Cooper Scholarship established to help young elite athletes deliver on their potential.
Two-time Australian champion and far-sighted administrator Ashley Cooper AO, who has passed away at age 83, is being remembered as a giant of the game.
The group of 11 Australian tennis legends who received the 2016 Australia Post Legends Award were thrilled with the honour of appearing on their own postage stamp.