PLAYER PROFILE

Judy (Tegart) Dalton

  • Age83
  • Born12 December 1937
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2013
“It’s important that someone who gets a lot out of sport puts something back into it. Not just sport – any aspect of life. It’s rarer than it should be.”

— Judy (Tegart) Dalton, 26 Jan 2019

» Emerson, Dalton honoured on Australia Day

Judy Dalton was Wimbledon singles runner-up in 1968 and a semifinalist in 1971. She reached the singles quarterfinals at the US Open twice, Wimbledon once and the Australian three times.

However, she excelled at doubles, winning the Australian in 1964, 1967, 1969 and 1970; the French in 1966; Wimbledon in 1969; and the US in 1970 and 1971 (w/Margaret Court, AUS).

Her highest singles ranking was No.7 in 1968 and she helped Australia win the Federation Cup in 1965 and 1970. Her record was 6-1 singles and 12-3 doubles. Dalton is President of the Fed Cup Foundation.

Dalton was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013.

Judy (Tegart) Dalton in the news

Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid honoured in Original 9 Hall of Fame induction
Original 9 members are inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport; photo supplied
19 July, 2021

Trailblazing Australians Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid entered the prestigious International Tennis Hall of Fame when the Original 9 were inducted at Newport.
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Trailblazing Aussie women receive International Tennis Hall of Fame honour
Australians Judy Tegart Dalton (L) and Kerry Melville Reid join other members of the Original Nine in posing with their symbolic $1 bills at the 2015 US Open; Getty Images
25 February, 2021

Former Australian players Judy Dalton and Kerry Reid will be recognised by the International Tennis Hall of Fame later this year.
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Dalton and Reid honoured with Australian Open coin
Judy Teggart Dalton and Kerry Melville Reid feature on the ANZ Commemorative Coin that will feature at AO 2021.
8 February, 2021

Judy Tegart Dalton and Kerry Reid, who played a courageous role in ensuring equality for women’s tennis, receive a special honour at AO 2021.
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Emerson, Dalton honoured on Australia Day
Roy Emerson (R) and Judy Dalton were honoured on Australia Day 2019 with Order of Australia medals (Getty Images)
26 January, 2019

Legends Roy Emerson and Judy Dalton have received Order of Australia honours, and are among several members of the Australian tennis family recognised on Australia Day.
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