John McCurdy (born 13 May 1960) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

John McCurdy
Country (sports)Australia Australia
Born (1960-05-13) 13 May 1960 (age 64)
Yarrawonga, Australia
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Career record6-17
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 86 (1 Aug 1983)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1982)
Wimbledon4R (1983)
US Open1R (1983)
Career record12-26
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 169 (29 Oct 1984)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1982)
French Open1R (1983)
Wimbledon2R (1983)



McCurdy made his first Grand Slam singles appearance at the 1982 Australian Open, where he had an opening round win over Sweden's Henrik Sundström, before being eliminated in the second round by John Sadri.[2]

At the 1983 Wimbledon Championships, the Australian made it as far as the fourth round, with wins over Juan Avendaño, Claudio Panatta and Cássio Motta.[2] He had only entered the main draw due to the withdrawal of American player Jay Turpin.[3]

He lost in the first round of the 1983 US Open, to Eliot Teltscher.[2]

McCurdy defeated John Frawley in the opening round of the 1983 Australian Open and was then beaten by Andy Andrews in the second round.[2]

As a doubles player, he made the third round of the Australian Open in 1982, with Peter Johnston, whom he would partner at four further Grand Slam tournaments.[2] McCurdy and Johnston were finalists at Melbourne's Black and Decker Indoor Championships in 1984.[2]

In the early 1980s, McCurdy played at reserves level for the North Melbourne Football Club.[4]

He became a tennis coach after retiring and spent a period of time as director of Tennis Victoria.[5]

Grand Prix/WCT career finals


Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 1984 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet (i)   Peter Johnston   Broderick Dyke
  Wally Masur
2–6, 3–6

Challenger titles


Doubles: (1)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1982 Sydney, Australia Hard   Peter Johnston   John Benson
  Chris Johnstone
6–7, 7–6, 7–6


  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ a b c d e f "John McCurdy - Overview - ATP World Tour - Tennis".
  3. ^ New Straits Times, "Carefree McCurdy plays on", 27 June 1983
  4. ^ The Age, "Battlers pin hopes on Roehampton", 17 June 1983
  5. ^ Fromberg-McCurdy Tennis Academy Archived 10 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine