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Herman David CBE (26 June 1905 in Birmingham – 25 February 1974) was an English tennis administrator, and former player, noted as a chairman of the All England Club. He served as a Davis Cup team representative in 1932 and was a non-playing captain from 1953 until 1958.[1] As an administrator David advocated "open tennis" and played a pivotal role in making it a reality by announcing the first open edition of the Wimbledon Championships in 1968.[2] In 1998 the International Tennis Hall of Fame inducted him.[3][1]

Herman David
Full nameHerman Francis David
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
Born(1905-06-26)26 June 1905
Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK
Died25 February 1974(1974-02-25) (aged 68)
Int. Tennis HoF1998 (member page)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1932)
Wimbledon4R (1930)


  1. ^ a b Robertson, Max (1974). The Encyclopedia of Tennis. London: Allen & Unwin. p. 225. ISBN 9780047960420.
  2. ^ Tim Harris (10 November 2009). Players: 250 Men, Women and Animals Who Created Modern Sport. Random House. pp. 202–203. ISBN 978-1-4090-8691-8.
  3. ^ International Tennis Hall of Fame bio

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