Brian Tobin

  • Age93
  • Born 5 December 1930
  • Birth PlacePerth, Western Australia
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2004
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame2003

Positions held
President International Tennis Federation 1991-99
President Tennis Australia 1977-89
Council Tennis Australia 1965-89
Men’s Professional Tennis Council 1982-89
Women’s Professional Tennis Council 1983-85
Federation Cup Captain 1964-67
Australian Top 10 ranked player 1956-62

Brian Tobin has dedicated over 40 years of his life to tennis administration. President of Tennis Australia between 1977 and 1989, he presided over the Australian Open’s move from Kooyong to Melbourne Park. He succeeded Philippe Chatrier as President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) from 1991 to 1999.

Brian Tobin in the news

Tribute: Remembering transformational tennis leader Brian Tobin
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26:  Brian Tobin poses for a photo who was inducted into tennis hall of fame during day eight of the Australian Open Grand Slam at Melbourne Park January 26, 2004 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
24 April, 2024

As a former president of both Tennis Australia and the ITF, Brian Tobin will be remembered for the leadership roles that proved transformational to the Australian Open…
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Australians presented with Hall of Fame rings
Former Australian players with their International Tennis Hall of Fame rings. FIONA HAMILTON
31 January, 2013

Some of Australia's greatest ever tennis players have been presented with rings by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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