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Jim McManus

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Jim H McManus
  • Birthdate: 16.09.1940
  • Birthplace: Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
  • Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, U.S.A.
  • Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
  • Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1968
  • Coach: Tom Stow
Inactive
United States

United States

As of 18.08.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

90

15.10.1973

89-187 0 $0

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

-

168-168 8 $0

Singles & Doubles combined

Jim McManus, known as "Mac", who passed away aged 70, on 18 January 2011, was in the tennis arena for more than 50 years as a player, administrator and fan of the game.

Growing up in Northern California, Jim's interest in playing came from his parents. He learned the game at the Berkeley Tennis Club from a series of coaches, the most prominent being Tom Stow, who taught 1938 Grand Slam champion Don Budge.

McManus attended the University of California at Berkeley where for two years he attained All-American honors in tennis having reached the NCAA Doubles final. Before the advent of the ATP Rankings, he was twice ranked in the Top 10 of the US singles and twice No. 2 in doubles (with Bill Hoogs in 1963 and Jim Osborne in 1969). He reached the 1968 US Open semi-finals (w/Osborne).

As a founding member, and member of the original Board of Director, at the ATP in 1972, McManus spent 28 years as an employee with the ATP Tour working in various departments: the ranking system, tournament representation and development, pension plan, player entry department, Senior Tour and alumni services.

In retirement he lived in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, maintaining his interest in the history of tennis tournaments. In September 2010, he realised a long-term goal by publishing a book, Tennis History: Professional Tournaments - Winners & Runner-Ups. He was married to Carole for 30 years with two children, Kate and Jordy.

Florida Times Obituary

ATP Heritage: The Rankings That Changed History (23 August 2013)

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