General John Edward
Barrett
Male
Great Britain
1931-04-17
London, Great Britain


About

John Barrett has spent a lifetime in tennis. Married to 1961 Wimbledon champion Angela Mortimer, who amassed a 3-2 record in Grand Slam singles finals, and has two children. He was educated at University College School in Hampstead, London, and St John\'s College, Cambridge. A Slazenger-sponsored player [and later director], he first competed at 1950 Wimbledon and retired in 1970, having played Ken Rosewall three times. Member of Great Britain?s Davis Cup squad in 1956-57 (1-0 record), captain in 1959-62, and nationally ranked player from 1952-1970. From 1965 to 1968 he was Director of the Lawn Tennis Association Training Squad and qualified as a Lawn Tennis Association coach in 1969, working with future British players David Lloyd and Paul Hutchins. He has founded and directed many different tennis events for young players such as the BP International Tennis Fellowship (1968-80), the BP Cup, and international under-21 team event (1973-80) and the Pepsi-Cola Junior International Series (1975-79). A member of the All England Lawn Tennis Club since 1955, he was appointed a committee member in 1989 and now serves as a Vice-President. He was also a member of the ATP (1972-73) and the International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain, which he joined in 1953 and is a former chairman and president. Was a BBC television commentator from 1971 until the conclusion of 2006 Wimbledon, and also worked for television networks in Australia (Channel Nine), Canada, Hong Kong and United States (HBO and ESPN). He has also worked as tennis correspondent for the Financial Times of London (1964-2006) and was an editorial consultant for Serve and Volley, the Lawn Tennis Association magazine. Also produced World of Tennis annual (1969-2001), Tennis and Racket Games (1975), Play Tennis With Rosewall (1975), 100 Wimbledon Championships: A Celebration (1986), From Where I Sit (with Dan Maskell, 1988), Oh! I Say (also with Maskell, 1989), Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships (2001) and Centre Court: The Jewel in Wimbledon\'s Crown (2009). He is also president of the Dan Maskell Trust, which was set up in April 1997 by The British Tennis Foundation to raise money to help disabled people to play tennis. Considers 1984 Wimbledon final (McEnroe-Connors) the greatest display of grass-court tennis he has ever seen. Outside of tennis, John lists his interests as music, theatre and reading. In 2007, he was awarded an ?Order of the British Empire\' for his service to sports broadcasting, and the Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award.



Media


Archive statistics 1950 - 1979
7
452
236


Tournament wins 1966 - Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament (Open)
1965 - Scottish Covered Courts (Open)
1957 - St. Ives (Amateur)
1956 - London Hard Courts (Amateur)
1953 - Welsh Covered Court Championships (Amateur)
1953 - North of England Hardcourts (Open)
1953 - Roehampton Grass Courts (Amateur)


Tournaments Norwich - 1979 Paddington - 1978 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1975 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1972 Kent Championships - 1971 Welsh Championships - 1971 International Club Matches - GBR - 1971 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1971 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1971 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1971 Sutton Hard Courts - 1971 British Hard Court Championships - 1970 Kent Championships - 1970 Welsh Championships - 1970 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1970 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1970 North of England Hardcourts - 1970 London Hard Courts - 1970 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1970 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1970 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1970 Poole - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Monte Carlo - 1969 Roland Garros - 1969 French Covered Court Championships - 1969 Italian International Championships - 1969 German International Covered Court Championships - 1969 British Hard Court Championships - 1969 German International Championships - 1969 Kent Championships - 1969 Welsh Championships - 1969 Palace Hotel - 1969 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1969 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1969 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1969 Coupe Faulcombridge - 1969 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1969 London Hard Courts - 1969 USSR International Championships - 1969 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1969 Mallorca - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Monte Carlo - 1968 Roland Garros - 1968 Queens Club Tournament - 1968 French Covered Court Championships - 1968 Italian International Championships - 1968 German International Covered Court Championships - 1968 South of France Championships - 1968 British Hard Court Championships - 1968 Kent Championships - 1968 Welsh Championships - 1968 British Covered Court Championships - 1968 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1968 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1968 Napoli (minor tournament) - 1968 London Hard Courts - 1968 Parioli - 1968 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1968 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1968 Surrey - 1968 Wimbledon - 1967 Monte Carlo - 1967 Roland Garros - 1967 Beaulieu - 1967 Queens Club Tournament - 1967 South of France Championships - 1967 British Hard Court Championships - 1967 Kent Championships - 1967 Surrey Championships - 1967 Welsh Championships - 1967 Cannes Gallia - 1967 Palace Hotel - 1967 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1967 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1967 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1967 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1967 London Hard Courts - 1967 Stalybridge Covered Courts - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Beaulieu - 1966 Cannes Carlton - 1966 British Hard Court Championships - 1966 Kent Championships - 1966 Welsh Championships - 1966 Menton - 1966 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1966 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1966 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1966 London Hard Courts - 1966 Guildford Hardcourts - 1966 Hoylake & West Kirby - 1966 Wimbledon - 1965 Queens Club Tournament - 1965 British Hard Court Championships - 1965 Kent Championships - 1965 Surrey Championships - 1965 British Covered Court Championships - 1965 International Club Matches - FRA - 1965 Palace Hotel - 1965 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1965 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1965 London Hard Courts - 1965 Budleigh Salterton - 1965 Carlyon Bay - 1965 Scottish Covered Courts - 1965 British Hard Court Championships - 1964 British Covered Court Championships - 1964 International Club Matches - GBR - 1964 Scottish Covered Courts - 1964 British Hard Court Championships - 1963 British Covered Court Championships - 1963 Wimbledon - 1962 Roland Garros - 1962 British Hard Court Championships - 1962 British Covered Court Championships - 1962 International Club Matches - FRA - 1962 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1962 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1962 London Hard Courts - 1962 King's Cup - First Round c - 1962 Wimbledon - 1961 Roland Garros - 1961 British Hard Court Championships - 1961 British Covered Court Championships - 1961 International Club Matches - FRA - 1961 International Club Matches - GBR - 1961 Palace Hotel - 1961 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1961 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1961 London Hard Courts - 1961 Wimbledon - 1960 Roland Garros - 1960 British Hard Court Championships - 1960 British Covered Court Championships - 1960 International Club Matches - FRA - 1960 International Club Matches - GBR - 1960 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1960 Budleigh Salterton - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 International Club Matches - FRA - 1959 International Club Matches - GBR - 1959 Scandinavian Championships - 1959 Great Britain vs. Netherlands Team Match - 1959 Priory Club - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 British Hard Court Championships - 1958 International Club Matches - FRA - 1958 Tournoi du TC Flandres - 1958 Wimbledon - 1957 Monte Carlo - 1957 Roland Garros - 1957 Cannes Carlton - 1957 South of France Championships - 1957 British Hard Court Championships - 1957 South of England Championships - 1957 International Club Matches - FRA - 1957 International Club Matches - GBR - 1957 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1957 London Hard Courts - 1957 Surrey - 1957 St. Ives - 1957 Wimbledon - 1956 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1956 British Hard Court Championships - 1956 International Club Matches - FRA - 1956 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1956 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1956 Priory Club - 1956 London Hard Courts - 1956 Surrey - 1956 International Club Matches - Belgium - 1956 Australian Open - 1955 Wimbledon - 1955 South Australian Championships - 1955 Monte Carlo - 1955 Roland Garros - 1955 US Open - 1955 Philippines Championships - 1955 Newport Casino Tournament - 1955 Queens Club Tournament - 1955 British Hard Court Championships - 1955 Kent Championships - 1955 All India Championships - 1955 Essex Championships - 1955 British Covered Court Championships - 1955 International Club Matches - FRA - 1955 Asian Championships - 1955 Westchester - 1955 Surrey - 1955 Shirley Park - 1955 Harrogate - 1955 Denmark vs. England - 1955 Wimbledon - 1954 US Open - 1954 Victorian Championships - 1954 New South Wales Championships - 1954 Nassau Bowl - 1954 Pacific Coast Championship - 1954 Queens Club Tournament - 1954 Queensland Championships - 1954 England vs. Scotland - 1954 Pan American Championships - 1954 Wimbledon - 1953 US Open - 1953 Newport Casino Tournament - 1953 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1953 Queens Club Tournament - 1953 Nottingham - 1953 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1953 Welsh Covered Court Championships - 1953 North of England Hardcourts - 1953 Middle Atlantic Grass Courts - 1953 International Club Matches - USA - 1953 Henley Hard courts Autumn Meeting - 1953 Wimbledon - 1952 US Open - 1952 Queens Club Tournament - 1952 Wimbledon - 1951 Roland Garros - 1950

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