Tony Mottram

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Tony Mottram
Full nameAnthony John Mottram
Country (sports)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Born(1920-06-08)8 June 1920
Coventry, England
Died6 October 2016(2016-10-06) (aged 96)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 4R (1947, 1948)
Wimbledon QF (1948)
US Open 3R (1951)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1947) [1]
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1946, 1948, 1949) [1]

Anthony John Mottram (8 June 1920 6 October 2016) was a British tennis player of the 1940s and 1950s. [2] Mottram reached the quarterfinal of the 1948 Wimbledon Championships in which he lost to Gardnar Mulloy. [1] In the doubles event he reached the final of the 1947 Wimbledon Championships with Bill Sidwell in which they were defeated by the first-seeded team of Jack Kramer and Bob Falkenburg. [1] He reached the French Open's fourth round in both 1947 and 1948, and the third round of the 1951 US Open. [3]


Mottram was born in Coventry, then Warwickshire (now West Midlands), England. [2] He appeared as a castaway on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 14 June 1955. [4] The All England Lawn Tennis Club elected him an Honorary Member in 1957. [3] Mottram died on 6 October 2016 at the age of 96. [3]

Personal life

In 1949 he married Joy Gannon who was also a tennis player, as were their children Buster Mottram and Linda Mottram. [5] [6] In 1957 he published a book with his wife titled Modern Lawn Tennis. [7]

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (1 runner-up)

Loss1947 Wimbledon Grass Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Sidwell Flag of the United States.svg Bob Falkenburg
Flag of the United States.svg Jack Kramer
6–8, 3–6, 3–6


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