John Whitlinger (born February 4, 1954) is a right-handed former professional tennis player from the United States.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||February 4, 1954|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Career record||45–77 (36.9%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 75 (June 2, 1975)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||R1 (1977)|
|US Open||R1 (1974, 1975, 1976)|
|Career record||75–97 (43.6%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 854 (January 3, 1983)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||R1 (1977)|
|US Open||R3 (1975)|
|Coaching career (2004–2014)|
|Coachee Singles Titles total||1 (2010, Bradley Klahn)|
|Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total||1 (2004, KC Corkery and Sam Worburg)|
|Coaching awards and records|
1997 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year
Whitlinger played in ten majors in his career, his highest finish being at the 1975 US Open where he lost in the third round alongside Mike Cahill to eventual finalists Tom Okker and Marty Riessen. Whitlinger won one doubles title in his career.
|Loss||1.||1974||Cincinnati, U.S.||Hard||James Delaney|| Dick Dell
|6–4, 6–7, 2–6|
|Loss||2.||1975||Chicago, U.S.||Carpet||Mike Cahill|| John Alexander
|Loss||3.||1976||Sacramento, U.S.||Carpet||Mike Cahill|| Tom Gorman
|6–3, 4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||4.||1976||Boston, U.S.||Clay||Mike Cahill|| Ray Ruffels
|6–3, 3–6, 6–7|
|Win||1.||1976||Bermuda||Clay||Mike Cahill|| Dick Crealy
|6–4, 4–6, 7–6|
|Loss||5.||1977||Munich, Germany||Clay||Nikola Špear|| František Pala
|Loss||6.||1977||Perth, Australia||Hard||Nick Saviano|| Ray Ruffels
Whitlinger coached the Stanford men's tennis team as an associate from 1987-2004, and as head coach from 2004 until his retirement in 2014. He coached KC Corkery and Sam Worburg to the 2004 NCAA Doubles Championship and Bradley Klahn to the 2010 NCAA Singles Championship.
Honors and awardsEdit
- 1997 ITA National Associate Coach of the Year
- Fox River Valley Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 1998
- ITA Collegiate Hall of Fame Class of 1999
- 2006 Pac-10 Coach of the Year
- USTA Midwest Section Hall of Fame Class of 2010
- Neenah High School Hall of Fame Class of 2015
- Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame
- "John Whitlinger - Player Activity - ATP World Tour - Tennis".
- "Stanford's John Whitlinger retires after 10 seasons, nine NCAA appearances". May 29, 2014.
-  Official University website]
- "Congratulations John Whitlinger, 2010 USTA Midwest Section Hall of Fame". www.wisconsin.usta.com.
- "Neenah inducts 10 in 1st Hall of Fame class". Post-Crescent.