General Richard Alan
Lewis
Male
England
1954-12-06
Winchmore Hill, Middlesex , England


About

Richard Lewis CBE is a former British Davis Cup tennis professional from Middlesex

Lewis became executive chairman of the Rugby Football League in 2002. On 1 April 2009 he replaced Michael Farrar as chairman of Sport England.

In 1978, Lewis helped Great Britain reach the Davis Cup final and he also played in the 1981 semi-finals. He also achieved a highest ranking of 68th in the world.

After finishing his playing career, Lewis moved into sports administration joining the U.K. Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in 1987, rising to become the its director of tennis, but agreeing to leave his position in the wake of a 2000 loss to Ecuador that led to reduction of British tennis's status from "World" to "Euro-African Zone.

In April 2012, Lewis was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Wimbledon following a successful career at the RFL and Chair of Sport England. He replaced Ian Ritchie, who in turn moved on to become chief executive of the Rugby Football Union.

Lewis was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to sports administration.



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Archive statistics 1971 - 1984
11
448
234


Tournament wins 1980 - British Hard Court - "B" Event (Open)
1979 - Great Britain Satellite - Masters (Open)
1979 - Great Britain Satellite - Leg 4 (Open)
1978 - Sutton Hard Courts (Open)
1976 - Paddington (Amateur)
1975 - Sutton Hard Courts (Open)
1975 - Norwich (Open)
1974 - Norwich (Open)
1974 - Mombasa (Open)
1974 - Parkland Open (Open)
1972 - Budleigh Salterton (Amateur)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1984 Wimbledon - 1983 Australian Open - 1982 Wimbledon - 1982 South Australian Championships - 1982 Pacific Coast Championship - 1982 Auckland - 1982 Newcastle - 1982 King's Cup - Premier Division - 1982 Swiss International Indoor - Qualifying - 1982 Cologne Challenger - 1982 Lisbon Challenger - 1982 Australian Open - 1981 Wimbledon - 1981 Queens Club Tournament - 1981 British Hard Court Championships - 1981 Kent Championships - 1981 Northumberland Championships - 1981 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1981 Chichester - 1981 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1981 Paris Indoor - 1981 Milano Indoors - 1981 Vienna International Indoor - 1981 King's Cup - Premier Division - 1981 Wembley Indoor - 1981 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 2 - 1981 Bara - 1981 West Worthing Challenger - 1981 Tarragona - 1981 Benin City - 1981 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - Qualifying - 1981 Wimbledon - 1980 Queens Club Tournament - 1980 British Hard Court Championships - 1980 Kent Championships - 1980 Surrey Championships - 1980 China Open - 1980 Japan Open - 1980 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1980 Zell Am See - 1980 Paris Indoor - 1980 Tel Aviv Open - 1980 Sofia Open - 1980 Great Britain Satellite - Leg 1 - 1980 Great Britain Satellite - Leg 3 - 1980 British Hard Court - "B" Event - 1980 Wimbledon - 1979 Irish Championships - 1979 Queens Club Tournament - 1979 Netherlands International Championships - 1979 Le Touquet - 1979 Biarritz - 1979 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1979 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1979 Auckland - 1979 Royan - 1979 Bologna Indoor - 1979 Tel Aviv Open - 1979 Vienna International Indoor - 1979 Wembley Indoor - 1979 Great Britain Satellite - Leg 1 - 1979 Great Britain Satellite - Leg 2 - 1979 Great Britain Satellite - Leg 3 - 1979 Great Britain Satellite - Leg 4 - 1979 Great Britain Satellite - Masters - 1979 Australian Open - 1978 Wimbledon - 1978 Roland Garros - 1978 New South Wales Championships - 1978 Queens Club Tournament - 1978 British Hard Court Championships - 1978 German International Championships - 1978 Kent Championships - 1978 Paddington - 1978 Auckland - 1978 Madrid Open - 1978 Stuttgart - 1978 Sutton Hard Courts - 1978 Tel Aviv Open - 1978 Baltimore International Indoors - 1978 Vienna International Indoor - 1978 Bavarian International Championships - Qualifying - 1978 Wembley Indoor - 1978 San Jose International - 1978 Johannesburg Open - 1978 Slazenger Tournament - 1978 Guadalajara Open - 1978 France 2 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1978 Oklahoma Open - 1978 Calcutta International - 1978 Australian Open - 1977-2 South Australian Championships - 1977(2) Australian Open - 1977 Wimbledon - 1977 Monte Carlo - 1977 Roland Garros - 1977 US Open - 1977 New South Wales Championships - 1977 Canadian International Championships - 1977 Nice - 1977 Netherlands International Championships - 1977 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1977 German International Championships - 1977 Scandinavian Championships - 1977 Japan Open - 1977 Bavarian International Championships - 1977 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1977 Auckland - 1977 Gstaad - 1977 Trofeo Bonfiglio - 1977 Florence International - 1977 Columbus Open - 1977 Aryamehr Cup - 1977 Manila International - 1977 Australian Indoors - 1977 Murcia - 1977 South Pacific - 1977 North Conway - 1977 Perth Open - 1977 Johannesburg Open - 1977 Taipei Summit Open - 1977 Indian Open - 1977 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1976B Australian Open - 1976 Wimbledon - 1976 Roland Garros - 1976 New South Wales Championships - 1976 Kent Championships - 1976 Nottingham - 1976 Paddington - 1976 Auckland - 1976 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1976 Norwich - 1976 New Zealand Hardcourts - 1976 Bastad - 1976 Sutton Hard Courts - 1976 Aryamehr Cup - 1976 Lakeland Classic - 1976 W.A.T.C.H. - Finals - 1976 Citrus Classic - 1976 W.A.T.C.H. - Orlando - 1976 Ormond Beach - 1976 Stockholm Open - 1976 W.A.T.C.H. - Indian Springs - 1976 W.A.T.C.H. - Sarasota - 1976 W.A.T.C.H. - Fort Meyers - 1976 Slazenger Tournament - 1976 France 2 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1976 France 2 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1976 France 2 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1976 Australian Open - 1975 Wimbledon - 1975 New South Wales Championships - 1975 British Hard Court Championships - 1975 Kent Championships - 1975 Nottingham - 1975 US Open Qualifying - 1975 Auckland - 1975 Western Australia Championships - 1975 Norwich - 1975 Lee-on-Solent - 1975 Sutton Hard Courts - 1975 Dewar Cup - 1975 Slazenger Tournament - 1975 New South Wales Championships - 1974B South Australian Championships - 1974 British Hard Court Championships - 1974 Kent Championships - 1974 Surrey Championships - 1974 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1974 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1974 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1974 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1974 Norwich - 1974 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1974 Madrid Open - 1974 Lee-on-Solent - 1974 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1974 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1974 Dewar Cup Finals - 1974 Ascona International - 1974 Mombasa - 1974 Parkland Open - 1974 Sweetwater Oaks - 1974 Kenya Open - 1974 W.A.T.C.H. International Qualifying - 1974 W.A.T.C.H. - Lakeland - Qualifying - 1974 Lakeland Classic - 1974 W.A.T.C.H. - Jacksonville - Qualifying - 1974 Sweetwater Oaks Invitation - Qualifying - 1974 Dusseldorf International - Qualifying - 1974 Wimbledon - 1973 British Hard Court Championships - 1973 Kent Championships - 1973 North of England Championships - 1973 Welsh Championships - 1973 England vs. Scotland - 1973 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1973 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1973 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1973 Ilkley - 1973 Surrey - 1973 Sutton Hard Courts - 1973 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1973 Lakeland Satellite - 1973 Miami Beach Satellite - 1973 Valencia Open - Qualifying - 1973 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1973 Menton - 1972 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1972 Chichester - 1972 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1972 Lee-on-Solent - 1972 Budleigh Salterton - 1972 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1972 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1972 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1972 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1972 Sutton Hard Courts - 1972 Dewar Cup Finals - 1972 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1972 La Moraleja Trophy - 1972 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1972 Hampshire Championships - 1971 Chichester - 1971 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1971 London Hard Courts - 1971 Sutton Hard Courts - 1971

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