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List of the best tennis players from England, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. England has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. Be sure to also check the best South African tennis players and the greatest men's tennis players of the 1930s. These are some of the most talented British tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of England and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from England then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

You can rank all of these players, from Andy Murray to Sue Barker.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest British tennis players?" and "Who is the best British tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of England in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented British tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

Fred Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from England
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Fred Perry


Frederick John "Fred" Perry was a championship-winning English tennis and table tennis player who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams. Perry won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships from 1934 to 1936 and was World Amateur number one tennis player during those three years. Prior to Andy Murray in 2013, Perry was the last British player to win the men's Wimbledon championship, in 1936 and was the last British player to win a men's singles Grand Slam title until Andy Murray won the 2012 US Open. Perry was the first player to win all 4 Grand Slam singles titles and completed this "Career Grand Slam" at the age of 26, remaining the only British player ever to achieve ...more

Birthplace: Portwood, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 1937

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#22 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

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Tim Henman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from England
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Tim Henman


Timothy Henry "Tim" Henman, OBE is an English retired professional tennis player. Henman played a serve-and-volley style of tennis. He was the first player from the United Kingdom since Roger Taylor in the 1970s to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship. Henman never reached the finals of any Grand Slam but reached six Grand Slam semifinals and won 15 career ATP titles including the Paris Masters in 2003. He was ranked UK number 1 in 1996 and again from 1999 to 2005 from which point he was succeeded by Andy Murray. He reached a career high ranking of World No. 4 during three different periods between July 2002 and October 2004. He is one of Britain's most ...more

Birthplace: Oxford, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 1993

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#65 on The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

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Sue Barker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from England
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Sue Barker


Susan "Sue" Barker, MBE is an English television presenter and former professional tennis player. During her tennis career, she won eleven WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title at the 1976 French Open. She reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 3. She is now one of the main sports presenters at the BBC. ...more

Birthplace: Paignton, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Year Turned Pro: 1973

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#89 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Greg Rusedski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from England
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Greg Rusedski


Gregory "Greg" Rusedski is a British-Canadian former tennis player who turned professional in 1991 and played until his retirement on 7 April 2007, at the age of 33. He represented Canada in the early years of his career, before changing to the United Kingdom in June 1995. He was UK number 1 in 1997 and again in 1999 and reached the ATP ranking of World No. 4 for periods from 6 October 1997 to 12 October 1997 and from 25 May 1998 to 21 June 1998. He reached the US Open final in 1997 and received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in the same year. ...more

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 1991

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#41 on The Best Men's Tennis Serves of All Time

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