Colin Gregory in 1932
|Full name||John Colin Gregory|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
|Born||28 July 1903|
|Died||10 January 1959 (aged 55)|
All England Club, Wimbledon, England
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1929)|
|French Open||QF (1930)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1926, 1930)|
|US Open||1R (1928)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1929)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1929)|
|Davis Cup||FEu (1926, 1929)|
Gregory was born in 1903 in Beverley, Yorkshire, the son of Dr William Herbert and Constance Gregory. Like his father, he became a medical doctor but was also a successful amateur lawn tennis player in both doubles and singles. Gregory also played cricket, golf, rugby and squash. In the 1920s he played doubles with Ian Collins and they were runners up at the 1929 Wimbledon Championships. In 1929 he won the Australian singles championship.
Following the Second World War, Gregory was captain of the British Davis Cup team. Due to an accident Geoffrey Paish was unable to play in a 1952 match against Yugoslavia and the 49-year-old Gregory stepped in to win the doubles match with Tony Mottram. Gregory became chairman of the All-England Club at Wimbledon in 1955, where he died in 1959 in the changing rooms following a match.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles: 1 titleEdit
|Winner||1929||Australian Championships||Grass||Richard Schlesinger||6–2, 6–2, 5–7, 7–5|
Doubles : 2 runners-upEdit
|Runner-up||1929||Australian Championships||Grass||Ian Collins|| Jack Crawford
|1–6, 8–6, 6–4, 1–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||1929||Wimbledon||Grass||Ian Collins|| Wilmer Allison
John Van Ryn
|4–6, 7–5, 3–6, 12–10, 4–6|
- "Dr. J C Gregory - A Robust Lawn Tennis Player". Obituaries. The Times (54356). London. 12 January 1959. col D, p. 10.
- "J. Colin Gregory". www.tennis.co.nf.