Geoff Pollard

  • Age80
  • Born18 January 1944
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Playing StatusRetired

Pollard was President of Tennis Australia from 1989 to October 2010.

He was also Chairman of the Tennis Australia Board during the same period.

His involvement with tennis began as a player – he represented Australia in Junior Davis Cup from 1961 to 1963 and finished runner-up at the Australian Open Junior Championships in 1961.

He holds a degree in Science from the University of Sydney and was a senior lecturer in statistics at Macquarie University while serving as the President of the New South Wales Lawn Tennis Association from 1979 to 1989.

Pollard is Vice President of the International Tennis Federation, president of the Oceania Tennis Federation, chairman of the ITF Rules of Tennis Committee and Technical Commission, and a member of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust.

In 1988 he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his ongoing and significant contribution to the sport.

Geoff Pollard in the news

Davis Cup commitment award for Bromwich
John Bromwich, seen competing at Wimbledon in 1948; Getty Images
6 February, 2017

The late John Bromwich was at the weekend recognised for his national representation with a Davis Cup commitment award.
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2010 International Tennis Hall of Fame Legends Ball
14 September, 2010

Australian guests at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Legends Ball
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Wimbledon 2010: day 8 highlights
30 June, 2010

Highlights from day 8 of play at the All England Lawn Tennis Club
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