New Zealand Davis Cup team

The New Zealand Davis Cup team represents New Zealand in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by Tennis New Zealand.

New Zealand
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CaptainAlistair Hunt
ITF ranking33 Decrease 2 (as of 20 July 2015)
ColorsBlack and White
First year1924 (1905 as Australasia)
Years played68
Ties played (W–L)134 (64–70)
Years in
World Group
8 (5–8)
Best finishSF (1982)
Most total winsOnny Parun (30–32)
Most singles winsJose Statham (24)
Most doubles winsJames Greenhalgh (11–2)
Best doubles teamBrett Steven/James Greenhalgh (6–1)
Most ties playedJose Statham (27)
Most years playedOnny Parun (15)

New Zealand currently compete in Group II of the Asia/Oceania Zone. They have played in the World Group on 8 occasions, the most recent of which was in 1991. They reached the semifinals in 1982.


New Zealand competed in its first Davis Cup in 1924. Prior to 1914, New Zealand competed together with Australia as Australasia. Australasia won the Davis Cup in 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911 and 1914. Anthony Wilding was the only New Zealander to play for Australasia, and he was part of the winning team in 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1914. The final of the 1911 Davis Cup was held in Christchurch from January 1–3, 1912, the first tie to be played in New Zealand. New Zealand was also the host for the finals nine years later, when they were held in Auckland.

New Zealand's best result as a separate team was a World Group semi-final in 1982, which they lost 2–3 to France on clay in Aix-en-Provence. New Zealand had beaten Spain by 3–2 on grass in Christchurch in the first round and Italy by 3–2 on clay in Cervia in the quarter-final. That year the New Zealand team comprised Chris Lewis, Onny Parun, Russell Simpson, and Bruce Derlin.

New Zealand also made in to the World Group quarter-finals in 1981, 1983, and 1990.

Current team (2018)Edit

Former PlayersEdit

Players who have competed in at least 10 ties.

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