Paul Hand

Paul Hand (born 3 July 1965) is a British sports broadcaster and former professional tennis player.

Paul Hand
Full namePaul Hand
Country (sports) Great Britain
Born (1965-07-03) 3 July 1965 (age 54)
Berkshire, England
Prize money$68,830
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 371 (23 October 1995)
Doubles
Career record5-8
Highest rankingNo. 171 (21 March 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1993)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1994, 1995)

BiographyEdit

Tennis careerEdit

Born in Berkshire, Hand played on the professional tour primarily as a doubles specialist, with a best ranking of 171 in the world. As a singles player he was joint winner of the Scottish Championships in 1992.[1]

Hand regularly featured as a doubles player at the Wimbledon Championships in the 1990s. Most notably he made the quarter-finals of the men's doubles at the 1993 Wimbledon Championships as a wildcard pairing with Chris Wilkinson. They had a win en route over the ninth seeded Jensen brothers, Luke and Murphy, then in the quarter-finals were beaten in five sets, by Rikard Bergh and Byron Talbot.[2] In addition to his six main draw appearances in men's doubles at Wimbledon he played in the mixed doubles four times, all with Valda Lake. He also played in mixed doubles qualifying with his younger sister Kaye Hand.

Post tennisEdit

He now works as a tennis coach and a sports broadcaster for the BBC and Eurosport.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wash-out leaves honours even". Herald Scotland. 10 August 1992. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Tennis / Wimbledon '93: Delgado's revenge win". The Independent. 30 June 1993. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "BBC apologise after Olympics tennis commentator sparks homophobia row with comments during match". Daily Record. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

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