Ken Fletcher

Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in January 2012.

Ken Fletcher’s greatest career achievement was capturing the mixed doubles Grand Slam in 1963, winning all four major titles with Margaret Court. The pair enjoyed a fruitful partnership that bore 10 major mixed doubles titles throughout the 1960s. Fletcher also enjoyed great success in the men’s tandem form of the game, winning the 1964 French Open title with Roy Emerson before claiming the Wimbledon crown in 1966 with John Newcombe. Despite never winning a major singles title Fletcher compiled an impressive singles CV, reaching the 1963 Australian Open final, entering Wimbledon that same year as the No.3 seed, and winning 37 career titles. He held match points in the 1966 Wimbledon semifinals before eventually falling to Manolo Santana. Fletcher, a popular and respected player and “larrikin” by nature, he coached at the All England Club and in Hong Kong during the 1970s. After losing a battle with cancer in 2006, Fletcher was posthumously inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in January 2012.