With sadness, the Tennis family is mourning the loss of Don Candy on Sunday 14 June 2020 at the age of 91, following illness.
An Australian former tennis player, Don was most successful in doubles, winning a Grand Slam title at the French in straight sets alongside Bob Perry (USA) in 1956 and reaching the final in Australia on four occasions (1952, 1953, 1956, 1959), as well as the US once in 1951.
In singles, Don reached the quarterfinals in Australia in 1952 and 1959, with third and fourth round appearances at each of the other three majors during the 1950s.
Following retirement, Don coached the World Team Tennis Baltimore Banners, later becoming the coach of Pam Shriver who went on to win 21 Grand Slam doubles titles and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
Born in Adelaide, Don was a great supporter of Tennis SA, was inducted in to the South Australian Legends Club in 2011 and was a life member of the International Tennis Club of Australia.
Don was farewelled privately on Friday 18 June 2020. Please join us as we offer our sincere condolences to Don’s daughter Georgia and family.
Don will be sadly missed, but always remembered.