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Fox, Allen

Allen E. Fox

Fox was a top U.S. singles player in the 1960s, and has written books about the mental aspects of tennis. A Ph.D. in psychology, Allen has also made videos entitled Allen Fox's Ultimate Tennis Lessons and Allen Fox's Ultimate Tennis Drills.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. June 25, 1939

Career Highlights:
In the 1960s, Fox was among the best tennis players in America. Between 1961 to 1968, he ranked among the top ten men in the U.S. five times (No. 4 in 1962, and No. 8 in 1961 and 1964). While at UCLA, Fox was the 1961 singles and 1962 doubles NCAA champion. He was also a member of the U.S. Davis Cup teams in 1961, 1962, and 1966. Fox achieved his best Grand Slam finish when he reached the quarterfinal at Wimbledon in 1965.

A member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame, Fox was the head coach at Pepperdine University for 17 years and led his team to NCAA tournament finals (he coached Brad Gilbert at Pepperdine). He later worked as a broadcaster before becoming a writer and lecturer.

Los Angeles, California

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