Roger Danet was born in Paris in May 1899, the son of Eugène Charles Henri Danet (b. 1874), a doctor of law and lawyer at the Court of Appeal in Paris, and Marie Marcelle Augustine Danet (née Engrand; 1877-1958). Marie Danet was also a lawn tennis player as well as being a gifted landscape artist; from 1899, she exhibited her works at the Salon des artistes français (Salon of French Artists) in Paris.
Like his father before him, Roger Danet studied law and later practised as a lawyer, notably at the Tribunal Civil de la Seine, a French civil court. Roger Danet enjoyed his greatest success at lawn tennis in the 1920s. During the early part of the decade, he sometimes partnered Suzanne Lenglen in the mixed doubles event at tournaments. They were once rumoured to be engaged to each other, but Lenglen never married.
On 3 June 1930, Roger Danet married the journalist Marie Élisabeth Jeanne Clerc (1909-77) in the French port city of Le Havre, of which Marie Clerc was a native. Their children included the journalist and sportsman Alain Danet (1931-2006) and the lawyer Guy Danet (1933-2004). Roger and Élisabeth Danet later divorced.
In later life Roger Danet was a member of the committee of the Racing Club de France in Paris, and subsequently its vice-president and president; a member of the council of the French Golf Federation; a member of the committee of the Automobile Club de France; a member of the Saint-Cloud Country Club; and a member of the management committee of the French Rugby Federation. He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1955 and an Office of the Legion of Honour in 1967.
Roger Danet died in his home at 9 Boulevard Raspail in Paris in May 1974. He was 75.
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