General Paul Raymond
Hutchins
Male
England
1945-04-05
Bristol, England
2019-03-13
London, England


About

Paul Hutchins was educated at Millfield School, in Street, Somerset, and started playing tennis at Bristol Lawn Tennis Club aged 11. During his playing career (1962-1970), he represented Great Britain in two Davis Cup ties (1-2 record) in 1968. He also reached the 1968 Roland Garros doubles quarter-finals (w. Gerald Battrick).

He was the British Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Men’s National Team Manager and Davis Cup captain from 1975-1987, which made him Britian’s longest-serving Davis Cup captain. Hutchins was a great man-manager, diplomat and communicator as captain in 31 ties (17 wins), including the 1978 Davis Cup final against United States in Rancho Mirage, California.

In 1987, Hutchins set up his own management, marketing and sponsorship company, Tennis Concepts, working closely with the LTA and the All England Club in setting up the Performance Club Programme, a national club league and a junior scheme, Road To Wimbledon. He was director of Riverside Indoor Tennis Clubs (1987-1997) and also a television commentator (1987-2000), prior to returning to the LTA as Head of Men’s Tennis from 2007-2009.

He continued to work for the LTA at Roehampton, reviewing and enhancing the competitive structure and Tournament Director of the pre-Wimbledon grass-court tournament at Nottingham. In 2012, he was Tennis Team Leader for the Team Great Britain at the London Olympics.

In 2016, Paul Hutchins was appointed Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.) for services to tennis. Married to Shali, the couple had four tennis-playing children: Romy, Lauren, Blake and Ross, a former doubles specialist on the ATP tourn.



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Archive statistics 1961 - 1974
5
386
199


Tournament wins 1968 - Surrey (Open)
1967 - London Hard Courts (Amateur)
1967 - Kulm Carlton (Amateur)
1965 - Framlingham (Amateur)
1964 - Worcestershire Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Welsh Championships - 1974 Welsh Championships - 1973 Wimbledon - 1972 Kent Championships - 1972 Welsh Championships - 1972 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1972 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1972 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1972 British Hard Court Championships - 1971 Kent Championships - 1971 Surrey Championships - 1971 Welsh Championships - 1971 Northumberland Championships - 1971 International Club Matches - GBR - 1971 Exmouth - 1971 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1971 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1971 London Hard Courts - 1971 Budleigh Salterton - 1971 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1971 Torquay - 1971 Sutton Hard Courts - 1971 British Covered Court Championship - Qualifying - 1971 French Covered Court Championships - 1970 German International Covered Court Championships - 1970 British Hard Court Championships - 1970 Championships of Berlin - 1970 North of England Championships - 1970 Scottish Championships - 1970 West of England Championships - 1970 Surrey Championships - 1970 Scandinavian Championships - 1970 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1970 Sicilian International Championships - 1970 Chichester - 1970 Catania - 1970 Reggio Calabria - 1970 Parioli - 1970 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1970 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1970 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1970 Lyon International - 1970 Sutton Hard Courts - 1970 Dewar Cup Finals - 1970 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1970 West Warwickshire - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Monte Carlo - 1969 Queens Club Tournament - 1969 French Covered Court Championships - 1969 Italian International Championships - 1969 German International Covered Court Championships - 1969 British Hard Court Championships - 1969 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1969 German International Championships - 1969 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1969 Scottish Championships - 1969 Palace Hotel - 1969 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1969 Coupe Faulcombridge - 1969 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1969 Catania - 1969 Parioli - 1969 Eastbourne Rothman Invitation - 1969 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1969 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1969 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1969 Surrey - 1969 Mallorca - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Monte Carlo - 1968 Roland Garros - 1968 US Open - 1968 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1968 Queens Club Tournament - 1968 French Covered Court Championships - 1968 South of France Championships - 1968 British Hard Court Championships - 1968 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1968 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1968 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1968 Welsh Championships - 1968 British Covered Court Championships - 1968 Natal Championships - 1968 Scandinavian Championships - 1968 Western Province - 1968 Parioli - 1968 Eastbourne Rothman Invitation - 1968 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1968 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1968 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1968 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1968 Orange Free State - 1968 Surrey - 1968 Baltimore Invitation - 1968 US National Amateur Championships - 1968 New York International - 1968 London vs. Paris - under 23's - 1968 Wimbledon - 1967 Monte Carlo - 1967 Roland Garros - 1967 Beaulieu - 1967 South of France Championships - 1967 British Hard Court Championships - 1967 West of England Championships - 1967 Surrey Championships - 1967 Cannes Gallia - 1967 Essex Championships - 1967 South of England Championships - 1967 Natal Championships - 1967 International Club Matches - GBR - 1967 Kulm Carlton - 1967 Palace Hotel - 1967 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1967 Bavarian International Championships - 1967 East of England Championships - 1967 Western Province - 1967 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1967 London Hard Courts - 1967 Orange Free State - 1967 Surrey - 1967 St. Moritz Suvretta - 1967 Border Championships - 1967 Brussels Cup - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Beaulieu - 1966 Cannes Carlton - 1966 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1966 British Hard Court Championships - 1966 Surrey Championships - 1966 Welsh Championships - 1966 Nottingham - 1966 Essex Championships - 1966 Menton - 1966 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1966 Palace Hotel - 1966 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1966 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1966 London Hard Courts - 1966 Ilkley - 1966 Border Championships Second Edition - 1966 Surrey - 1966 Guildford Hardcourts - 1966 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1966 British Hard Court Championships - 1965 Cheltenham - 1965 North of England Championships - 1965 West of England Championships - 1965 Surrey Championships - 1965 Cap d 'Antibes - 1965 Essex Championships - 1965 International Club Matches - GBR - 1965 Palace Hotel - 1965 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1965 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1965 London Hard Courts - 1965 Trofeo Bonfiglio - 1965 Budleigh Salterton - 1965 Surrey - 1965 Guildford Hardcourts - 1965 Stalybridge Covered Courts - 1965 Framlingham - 1965 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1965 Cannes Championships - 1964 British Hard Court Championships - 1964 Kent Championships - 1964 Cheltenham - 1964 Surrey Championships - 1964 Cap d 'Antibes - 1964 Essex Championships - 1964 Palace Hotel - 1964 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1964 East of England Championships - 1964 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1964 London Hard Courts - 1964 Surrey - 1964 Worcestershire Championships - 1964 Carlyon Bay - 1964 Scottish Covered Courts - 1964 Cheltenham - 1963 West of England Championships - 1963 Welsh Championships - 1963 Palace Hotel - 1963 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1963 London Hard Courts - 1963 Budleigh Salterton - 1963 Surrey - 1963 Coupe Maurice Bivort - 1963 West of England Championships - 1962 Welsh Championships - 1962 British Covered Court Championships - 1962 Palace Hotel - 1962 French Covered Courts - Qualifying - 1962 Palace Hotel - 1961

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