Martin prepared for Princeton at Deane School in Santa Barbara, California. At Princeton he majored in philosophy and played on the tennis team.
He and his wife, Edith Park, resided in Glen Head, N.Y., where he became a star court tennis player. He was an eight-time singles champion and 13-time doubles champion in court tennis, winning that sport’s U.S. Open singles title in 1951 and its open doubles championship three times.
Martin was a leader in U.S. tennis, serving as president of the United States Lawn Tennis Association and later advocating combining the amateur tennis association with the professional. He was instrumental in formation of the present-day USTA with its open play. He was president, chairman, and an inductee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport, R.I.
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