Tim Henman OBE

Tim Henman OBE

(OD 1987)
Athlete

Tim Henman OBE (OD 1987) is a British retired professional tennis player. He began playing tennis at the early age of two-and-a-half with his parents and two older brothers on their family’s court. Tennis has always played a large part in the Henman family as his grandfather, Henry Billington, competed at Wimbledon and reached the third round in 1948, 1950 and 1951.

During his time at the Dragon, Tim played in the first teams for hockey, football, rugby, tennis and cricket. He was the only pupil to win both junior and senior school tennis championships in the same year.

Tim went on to become the first male player from the United Kingdom since Roger Taylor in the 1970s to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship. He reached six Grand Slam semi-finals and won 15 career ATP titles, including the Paris Masters in 2003. Tim was a silver medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and reached a career high ranking of World No. 4. He finished his career on a high by leading Great Britain back into the Davis Cup World Group in his last match as a professional tennis player. Tim now gives a significant amount of time to his Foundation, The Tim Henman Foundation, supporting education and health in disadvantaged young people.

ATP titles 1997 Sydney, Tashkent; 1998 Tashkent, Basel; 2000 Vienna, Brighton; 2001 Copenhagen, Basel; 2002 Adelaide; 2003 Washington DC, TMS Paris

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