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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?"

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Fred Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from England
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Frederick John "Fred" Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was an English tennis and table tennis player from England and former World No. 1 who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams single titles, as well as six Major doubles titles. 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 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 a "Career Grand Slam", winning all four ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Portwood, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 1937

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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 Henman OBE (born 6 September 1974) is a retired British professional tennis player. Henman played a serve-and-volley style of tennis. He was the first male 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 semi-finals and won 15 career ATP titles (11 in singles and four in doubles), including the Paris Masters in 2003. Also, he scored 40 wins and 14 losses with the Great Britain Davis Cup team. Henman was ranked British number 1 in 1996 and again from 1999 to 2005, from which point he was succeeded by Andy Murray. He ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 1993

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Roger Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from England
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Roger Taylor MBE (born 14 October 1941) is a British former tennis player. Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, he won 6 singles titles and 10 doubles titles during his career. He achieved success at several Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open in 1973, the semi-finals of Wimbledon during the same year and winning back to back US Open Men's Doubles titles in 1971 and 1972. He also enjoyed particular success in 1970, again reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon, where he achieved a big upset win over defending champion Rod Laver en route, and the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Taylor also reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1967. His career-high ATP ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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Sue Barker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from England
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Susan Barker, (born 19 April 1956 in Paignton, Devon) is an English television presenter and former professional tennis player. During her tennis career, she won fifteen 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, most notably fronting the corporation’s coverage of Wimbledon and A Question of Sport. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Paignton, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Year Turned Pro: 1973

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