The Tennis Player

Ken Thomas, The Man

Ken Thomas

Just the Facts

  • Michigan High School State Singles Champion 1975 and 1976
  • University of Wisconsin three time - All Big 10 Conference Selection
  • Big Ten Conference Singles Champion 1979
  • Big Ten Conference Singles Finalist 1980
  • National Men's 35 USTA Grass Court Doubles Champion 1994
  • Ranked #1 USTA Men's National 35 Doubles 1994
  • National Men's 40 USTA Grass Court Doubles Champion 1995

On His Own Tennis Ability
"I was fortunate to defeat some very good tennis players that I had absolutely no right beating, and I have also lost to some tennis players that were so bad, that it still disgusts me to this very day."

On Playing John McEnroe
"I lost to John McEnroe in a national junior tournament in 1975. I think defeating me gave him the confidence to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. I know this for a fact, because after the match he told me that if he would have lost to me, he would have quit tennis."