General John W. (Jack)
Frost
Male
United States of America
1934-10-23
Monterey, California, United States of America


About

In 1949, Frost won the U.S. National Boys' (15-and-under) Championships at Kalamazoo, Michigan[2] and the U.S. National Juniors' (18-and-under) three years later(1952).[3] Following his win, he was awarded a spot on the four-man U.S. Davis Cup team to play against Canada.[4] In the Fall he entered Stanford University, and in his senior year, 1956, he played in the final of the NCAA Singles Championship, losing to Alex Olmedo of U.S.C.[5] A decade later he was inducted into the Stanford Athletics' Hall of Fame.

Following military service, Frost played the international tennis circuit between 1958–1963, competing in six Wimbledon Championships and getting out to the 4th round in 1960, before losing to Nicola Pietrangeli.[6] He won the Irish[7] and Wiesbaden[8] (including the mixed doubles with Maria Bueno) and was in the finals of the South African,[9] the Canadian,[10] the Norwegian[11] and the Good Neighbor.[12] During the course of his career he had singles wins in major grass court tournaments over all-time greats Rod Laver,[13] Roy Emerson[14] and Vic Seixas[15] and over numerous international Davis-Cup mainstays on various surfaces: Luis Ayala,[16] Thomaz Koch,[17] Mario Llamas,[18] Antonio Palafox,[19] Giuseppe Merlo,[20] Istvan Gulyas,[21] Bob Mark,[22] Frew McMillan,[23] Christian Kuhnke,[24] Bob Hewitt,[25] Gordon Forbes,[26] Warren Woodcock,[27] Billy Knight,[28] Ron Holmberg,[29] Dennis Ralston,[30] Barry Mackay,[31]"Jack Douglas"[32] and Tom Brown.[33]

Frost beat Whitney Reed at Newport on grass in 1961, the year in which Reed achieved the number one ranking in the U.S.,[34] and in 1954 he defeated Straight Clark at Forest Hills in one of the longest matches played there in the pre-open era.[35]

Frost participated in the winning of several major doubles titles: Southampton (with Giammalva over Richardson and Holmberg),[36] Puerto Rico (with Richardson over Contreras and Llamas), and a semi-final win with John Cranston over Laver and Neale Fraser at the Irish Championships.[37] A top 10 player in the United States in 1961,[38] Frost was also ranked number 1 in Northern California in that year.[39] He was subsequently inducted into the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame.

In 1964 Frost conducted a four-month good-will tennis program in Ghana[40] on behalf of the U.S. Government and did another one in India in 1990.[41]

Jack is retired and lives in Palm Desert, CA.

Academic[edit]
Frost received a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. from the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara (June 15, 1974). Simultaneously, through a series of National Defense Foreign Language grants, he was able to become proficient in Arabic and Swahili and eventually was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to cover a year abroad, some four months of it to be spent in Khartoum (Sudan).[42] Later he participated in writing an academic history of the British in the Sudan.[43] and contributed a review to the journal of the American Historical Association.[44] More recently he published a specialized history of the Monterey Peninsula.[45]



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Archive statistics 1950 - 1968
21
470
317


Tournament wins 1965 - Austrian Indoor Grand Prix (Amateur)
1963 - San Francisco Class (Open)
1962 - Ontario Championships (Open)
1961 - Terrace Swim and Tennis Club Invitaion (Amateur)
1961 - San Jose Racquet Club Invitation (Amateur)
1961 - Province of Quebec Championships (Open)
1959 - Wolfsburg (Amateur)
1959 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1959 - South Florida (Open)
1959 - University of Miami (Amateur)
1958 - Newport - Consolation (Amateur)
1958 - Wiesbaden Championships (Amateur)
1958 - Hollywood Florida (Amateur)
1958 - South Florida (Open)
1958 - Florida State Championship (Open)
1957 - Golden Gate Classic (Amateur)
1957 - San Joaquin Valley (Open)
1957 - Tracy (Amateur)
1957 - Bay Counties Championship (Open)
1957 - Claremont Country Club Invitation (Amateur)
1952 - Ohio State Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Thunderbird Invitation - 1968 San Jose All-comers - 1967 US Hard Courts - 1967 Stanislaus Open - 1967 Austrian Indoor Grand Prix - 1965 Austrian International Championships - 1964 Kitzbühel - 1964 Pörtschach Championships - 1964 Budapest International Indoors - 1964 Wimbledon - 1963 Queens Club Tournament - 1963 Netherlands International Championships - 1963 Central California Championships - 1963 West of England Championships - 1963 Oostende - 1963 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1963 Brumana International - 1963 Wolfsburg - 1963 San Francisco Class - 1963 Redwood City Invitation - 1963 Wimbledon - 1962 Roland Garros - 1962 Canadian International Championships - 1962 Queens Club Tournament - 1962 Ontario Championships - 1962 Championships of Berlin - 1962 West of England Championships - 1962 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1962 Wiesbaden Championships - 1962 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1962 Thunderbird Invitation - 1962 Mill Valley Invitation - 1962 Terrace Swim and Tennis Club Invitaion - 1962 Wimbledon - 1961 US Open - 1961 California State Championship - 1961 Newport Casino Tournament - 1961 Sugar Bowl - 1961 Queens Club Tournament - 1961 West of England Championships - 1961 Province of Quebec Championships - 1961 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1961 Perth Amboy Invitation - 1961 San Jose Racquet Club Invitation - 1961 Terrace Swim and Tennis Club Invitaion - 1961 Wimbledon - 1960 Roland Garros - 1960 US Clay Courts - 1960 Western States Championships - 1960 Irish Championships - 1960 Queens Club Tournament - 1960 Italian International Championships - 1960 South African Championships - 1960 Kent Championships - 1960 Conde de Godo - 1960 Sicilian International Championships - 1960 Wolfsburg - 1960 South Africa - USA Test Matches - 1960 Wimbledon - 1959 Roland Garros - 1959 Canadian International Championships - 1959 Newport Casino Tournament - 1959 US Clay Courts - 1959 Irish Championships - 1959 Queens Club Tournament - 1959 US International Indoor Championships - 1959 Dixie Championships - 1959 Kent Championships - 1959 Wiesbaden Championships - 1959 Florida State Championship - 1959 South Florida - 1959 University of Miami - 1959 Caribbean Championships - 1959 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1959 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1959 Kingston International Invitation - 1959 Altamira International Invitation - 1959 Colombia International - 1959 Hollywood Florida - 1959 US Hard Courts - 1959 Stuttgart - 1959 Masters Invitation - 1959 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1959 Wolfsburg - 1959 Norwegian National Championships - 1959 Wimbledon - 1958 Roland Garros - 1958 US Open - 1958 Miami - 1958 Newport Casino Tournament - 1958 Irish Championships - 1958 Queens Club Tournament - 1958 British Hard Court Championships - 1958 Kent Championships - 1958 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1958 Wiesbaden Championships - 1958 Florida State Championship - 1958 Florida West Coast - 1958 South Florida - 1958 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1958 University of Miami - 1958 Caribbean Championships - 1958 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1958 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1958 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1958 Westchester - 1958 Austin Smith Championships - 1958 Altamira International Invitation - 1958 Colombia International - 1958 Hollywood Florida - 1958 Hollywood Beach Invitation - 1958 Stuttgart - 1958 Masters Invitation - 1958 International Championshps of the Ruhr-Area - 1958 Newport - Consolation - 1958 California State Championship - 1957 Bay Counties Championship - 1957 San Joaquin Valley - 1957 Golden Gate Classic - 1957 Tracy - 1957 Northern California Championships - 1957 Claremont Country Club Invitation - 1957 US Open - 1956 California State Championship - 1956 Newport Casino Tournament - 1956 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1956 Southern Championships - 1956 Cincinnati - 1956 US Clay Courts - 1956 Western States Championships - 1956 Central California Championships - 1956 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1956 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1956 Intercollegiate Championships - 1956 Menlo Circus Club - 1956 O'Keefe International Invitation - 1956 California State Championship - 1955 Eastern Clay Court Championships - 1955 Newport Casino Tournament - 1955 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1955 Cincinnati - 1955 US Clay Courts - 1955 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1955 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1955 US Open - 1954 California State Championship - 1954 Nassau Bowl - 1954 Newport Casino Tournament - 1954 Pacific Coast Championship - 1954 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1954 Cincinnati - 1954 US Clay Courts - 1954 Western States Championships - 1954 Bay Counties Championship - 1954 Central California Championships - 1954 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1954 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1954 Pebble Beach Invitation - 1954 Southwest Open - 1954 Schroon Crest Invitation - 1954 US Open - 1953 Newport Casino Tournament - 1953 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1953 Cincinnati - 1953 US Clay Courts - 1953 Western States Championships - 1953 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1953 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1953 Middle Atlantic Grass Courts - 1953 Marin County - 1953 International Club Matches - USA - 1953 US Open - 1952 US Clay Courts - 1952 Ohio State Championships - 1952 Pacific Coast Championship - 1950

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