Keith Diepraam (born 11 September 1942) is a retired South African male tennis player.

Keith Diepraam
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Keith Diepraam (1970)
Full nameKeith E. Diepraam
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1942-09-11) 11 September 1942 (age 77)
Johannesburg, South Africa
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1966)
WimbledonQF (1965)
US Open1R (1964)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1970)
WimbledonQF (1965)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1963, 1970)

Diepraam started playing tennis at age 15 when he went to Glenwood High School in Durban, South Africa.[1]

In 1964 he was runner–up to countryman Cliff Drysdale at the Stuttgart tournament.

Between 1964 and 1966 Diepraam played seven ties for the South African Davis Cup team and compiled a record of 20 wins and 12 losses. In 1965 and 1966 South Africa reached the final of the Europe zone but lost to Spain and West Germany respectively. [2]

After his playing career he became a tennis coach and took a coaching position in Midland, Texas, USA in 1973. In 1990 he became the personal coach of Wayne Ferreira.[3][4]

In 2009 he was inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hall of Fame". Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Davis Cup – Player Profile". International Tennis Federation (ITF).
  3. ^ Dale Robertson (21 May 2009). "Tennis Notebook: Sugar Creek club pro heading home". Houston Chronicle.
  4. ^ "Ferreira Works at Growing Up". The New York Times. 7 November 1992.

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