Harry Hopman

  • Birth PlaceGlebe, New South Wales
  • Playing StatusDeceased
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1996
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame1978

Harry Hopman was a successful doubles and mixed doubles player, who amassed seven majors in a 10-year period.

Hopman is best known as Australia’s most successful Davis Cup captain of all time. Hopman guided Australian teams to 16 cups between 1939 and 1967.

A strong believer in fitness, Hopman inspired his Davis Cup teams to great heights during his tenure as captain.

Hopman was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1996 and the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978. He has been further honoured by having the Hopman Cup named after him.



Australian 1929, 1930


Australian 1930, 1936, 1937, 1939

United States 1939


Davis Cup 1928, 1930, 1932, 1938-1939

Davis Cup Captain 1938-1939, 1950-1969


Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in December 1996

Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978

Harry Hopman in the news

Australian Open champion Mervyn Rose dies, age 87
Mervyn Rose. Tennis Australia
24 July, 2017

The tennis family is mourning the passing of seven-time Grand Slam champion Mervyn Rose AM.
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The Wimbledon Buzz …
Jaymon Crabb is helping Lleyton Hewitt prepare for Wimbledon; supplied
12 June, 2015

As Lleyton Hewitt looks ahead to his last Wimbledon campaign, JAYMON CRABB is experiencing an inside view as his coach. He provides some insights on Hewitt's preparation.
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Sedgman opens up on career in new book
Frank Sedgman poses with his biography at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club; Fiona Hamilton
3 November, 2014

Australian tennis legend Frank Sedgman has spoken frankly about revered coach Harry Hopman and the backlash he received at turning pro in his new biography.
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