General Henryk
Drzymalski
Male
Poland
1947-06-12
Bydgoszcz, Poland
1999-08-04
Bydgoszcz, Poland


About

He was famous for his ambitions on the court, he did not let go of any ball. Almost throughout his career (which ended in 1984), he defended the colors of Bydgoszcz clubs, but he was a student of Start Grudziądz. During his then compulsory military service, a tennis player for Zawisza (1967–1969), and then for the Polish community. He won 24 titles of the Polish champion (seven times in singles and doubles during the same tournament!) And 2 in the MMP. For 14 seasons, he was classified in the top ten of the PZT singles ranking, including ten times in a row in the top three, but only once - just before the end of his career - in first place. In the Daviscup team, the balance is clearly negative, but he fought against great players of his time, such as the Swede Björn Borg, Italians Corrado Barazzutti, Paolo Bertolucci and Adriano Panatta, and the Czech representative of CSRS Jan Kodeš. Bronze medalist of the 1980 European Championships in Sopot in doubles (with Tadeusz Nowicki), quarterfinalist of the same tournament in singles.
In 1984 he went to Turkey where he was a playing coach.

Clubs: Start Grudziądz, Zawisza Bydgoszcz, Polonia Bydgoszcz.
Coaches: ??? Henryk Hoffman ???

He did not play in the Grand Slam or in professional tournaments.

Davis Cup: 1975–1983; 11 matches, 5 wins / 17 defeats - single 4/13, double 1/4.

PZT classification: 8th (1970), 10th (1971), 10-11. (1972), 5. (1973), 3. (1974-1978), 2. (1979 and 1980), 3. (1981), 2. (1982), 1. (1983).
Polish champion titles (excluding MMP): 24.
National MP - single: 6 times winner (1974 and 1979-1983); doubles: winner 8 times (with Wojciech Fibak 1974 and 1975, Tadeusz Nowicki 1977–1980 and Witold Meres 1981 and 1982); mixed: winner twice (with Małgorzata Rejdych 1977 and Danuta Szwaj 1978).
Halowe MP - single: 5 times winner (1978–1980, 1982 and 1983); doubles: winner 3 times (with Nowicki 1979, Andrzej Wiśniewski 1980 and Meres 1982).
International MP - single: 2 times winner (1980 and 1981).



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Archive statistics 1970 - 1983
14
42
21


Tournament wins 1983 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1983 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)
1982 - Zinnowitz (Amateur)
1982 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)
1982 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1981 - Polish International Championships (Amateur)
1981 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1980 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1980 - Polish International Championships (Amateur)
1980 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)
1979 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)
1979 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)
1978 - Polish Indoor (Amateur)
1974 - Polish National Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments Polish Indoor - 1983 Polish National Championships - 1983 Zinnowitz - 1983 Polish International Championships - 1982 Polish Indoor - 1982 Polish National Championships - 1982 Zinnowitz - 1982 European Amateur Championship - 1982 Polish International Championships - 1981 Polish National Championships - 1981 Czechoslovak International Covered Courts - 1981 Polish International Championships - 1980 Polish Indoor - 1980 Polish National Championships - 1980 European Amateur Championship - 1980 Polish Indoor - 1979 Polish National Championships - 1979 European Amateur Championship - 1979 West of Scotland Championships - 1978 Polish Indoor - 1978 Polish National Championships - 1978 Polish International Championships - 1977 King's Cup - Premier Division - 1977 Württemberg International Indoor - 1977 European Amateur Championship - 1976 Polish National Championships - 1975 European Amateur Championship - 1975 Moscow International - 1975 Poznań Championships - 1975 Polish Indoor - 1974 Polish National Championships - 1974 Coupe Centropa - under 23's - 1970

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