James Grabb

Inducted Class of 2001

Jim graduated from Tucson High School (1981) and Stanford University (1986). As a collegiate tennis player at Stanford, he gained semi-finalist status in the NCAA individual singles championships (1985); captained the NCAA Championship semi-finalist team (1985); captained the NCAA Championship winning team (1986); and received the1986 Rafael Osuna Award given by college coaches to the player who most embodies the qualities of competitiveness and sportsmanship, while making significant contributions to the game. He has had continued success as a professional tennis player.

Among Jim’s many achievements have been: 1989 winner of the Nabisco Masters Doubles and the French Open Doubles Championship with Patrick McEnroe; 1992 finalist at Wimbledon Doubles Championships; 1992 winner of the U.S. Open Doubles Championship with Richey Reneberg; 1993 playing member of the U.S. Davis Cup team. He holds two ATP Singles titles and 23 Doubles titles and finished in the top 100 in the ATP Tour World Series ranking eight out of nine years (1986-1994). With a career high APT singles ranking of 24 and doubles ranking of 1, Jim has played against Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Matts Wilander, Todd Martin and Brad Gilbert. He has also been a tennis commentator at such events as Star Sports early round U.S. Open broadcast, Cincinnati Super 9 tournament and the Australian Open.