General Steve Branch
Denton
Male
United States of America
1956-09-05
Kingsville, Texas, United States of America


About

Steve Denton (born 1956), a native of Kingsville, Texas, played tennis for Bishop High School where he won the Texas state high school championship four straight years, from 1972 to 1975. He played college tennis for the University of Texas from 1976 to 1979. He earned all-American honors in 1978. Along with teammate Kevin Curren, Denton won the U.S. Tennis Association amateur indoor and SWC doubles title in 1979. After college he and Curren played together on the professional tour.

Denton was ranked as high as World No. 12 in singles and No. 2 in doubles, both in 1983. In 1984, his 138 miles per hour (222 km/h) serve broke the world record, which would not be broken until 13 years later. Denton reached six singles finals, including the Australian Open in 1981 and 1982 and the Cincinnati Masters. He also won 18 doubles titles including the US Open and the Canada Masters in 1982.

After retiring from the pros, he moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, coaching several local junior tennis teams. In 1994, Steve Denton became the director of HEB Tennis Center in Corpus Christi. In 2001, he debuted his college coaching career at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, where he led his teams to three conference championships and a first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. In 2006, he resigned to become the head men's coach at Texas A&M University.

In addition to the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, Denton is a member of the ITA Hall of Fame, the Blue-Gray Tennis Class Hall of Fame and the Longhorn Hall of Honor.



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Archive statistics 1976 - 1987
3
295
154


Tournament wins 1984 - Scottish Championships (Amateur)
1983 - Kent Championships (Open)
1981 - Einbeck (Amateur)


Tournaments Australian Open - 1987 Australian Open - 1985 Wimbledon - 1985 US Open - 1985 Queens Club Tournament - 1985 Australian Open - 1984 Wimbledon - 1984 Roland Garros - 1984 US Open - 1984 New South Wales Championships - 1984 Canadian International Championships - 1984 Cincinnati - 1984 Queens Club Tournament - 1984 US International Indoor Championships - 1984 River Oaks Tournament - 1984 Scottish Championships - 1984 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1984 Madrid Open - 1984 Championships of Stuttgart - 1984 Metz - 1984 Philadelphia Indoors - 1984 Milano Indoors - 1984 Stockholm Open - 1984 Wembley Indoor - 1984 WCT - Forest Hills - 1984 Kiva Tennis Classic - 1984 Luxembourg - 1984 Australian Open - 1983 Wimbledon - 1983 US Open - 1983 Cincinnati - 1983 Queens Club Tournament - 1983 US International Indoor Championships - 1983 River Oaks Tournament - 1983 Kent Championships - 1983 Brisbane International - 1983 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1983 Hall of Fame Championships - 1983 Dallas Open - 1983 Philadelphia Indoors - 1983 Milano Indoors - 1983 WCT Finals - 1983 Columbus Open - 1983 Las Vegas - 1983 WCT - Munich - 1983 Australian Indoors - 1983 Stockholm Open - 1983 Wembley Indoor - 1983 Oklahoma Open - 1983 Tokyo Indoor - 1983 Brussels Indoor - 1983 Kiva Tennis Classic - 1983 North Miami Beach - 1983 WCT - Spring Finals - 1983 Australian Open - 1982 Wimbledon - 1982 Roland Garros - 1982 US Open - 1982 New South Wales Championships - 1982 Canadian International Championships - 1982 Cincinnati - 1982 Queens Club Tournament - 1982 US International Indoor Championships - 1982 River Oaks Tournament - 1982 Kent Championships - 1982 ATP World Tour Finals - 1982 Philadelphia Indoors - 1982 Milano Indoors - 1982 Columbus Open - 1982 Denver - 1982 Las Vegas - 1982 WCT - Munich - 1982 Australian Indoors - 1982 Stockholm Open - 1982 Wembley Indoor - 1982 Tokyo Indoor - 1982 Lorraine Open - 1982 Frankfurt Open - 1982 Melbourne Indoor - 1982 Australian Open - 1981 Wimbledon - 1981 US Open - 1981 New South Wales Championships - 1981 Canadian International Championships - 1981 US Clay Courts - 1981 Queens Club Tournament - 1981 South African Championships - 1981 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1981 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1981 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1981 Bavarian International Championships - 1981 Chichester - 1981 Einbeck - 1981 Denver - 1981 Vienna International Indoor - 1981 North Conway - 1981 Stockholm Open - 1981 Cologne Indoor Open - 1981 Johannesburg Open - 1981 Frankfurt Open - 1981 West Worthing Challenger - 1981 Kent Championships - 1980 Australian Open Qualifying - 1980 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1980 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1980 Milano Indoors - 1980 Denver - 1980 Frankfurt Open - 1980 Mexico City Challenger - 1980 Japan Open - 1979 Intercollegiate Championships - 1979 Atlanta Open - 1979 Hong Kong Open - 1979 AMEX - Kiamesha Lake - 1979 Taipei International - 1979 Indian Open - 1979 Cleveland Grand Prix - 1979 AMEX - Lincoln - 1979 Indian River - 1979 AMEX - Montgomery - 1979 AMEX - Green Bay - 1979 Lafayette Grand Prix - 1979 AMEX - Austin - 1979 US Clay Courts - 1978 South African Championships - 1978 US Open Qualifying - 1978 Intercollegiate Championships - 1978 Pasadena Open - 1978 US National Amateur Indoors - 1978 Salt Lake City International - 1978 Cleveland Grand Prix - 1978 AMEX - Lincoln - 1978 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1978 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1978 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1978 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1978 United States 4 Satellite - Masters - 1978 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 5 - 1978 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 6 - 1978 Tennessee Valley Invitation - 1976 Blue and Gray Invitation - 1976 US National Amateur Grass Courts - 1976

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