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Helen Hull JACOBS

tennis player , writer

Helen Hull Jacobs (August 6, 1908 – June 2, 1997) was a World No. 1 American female tennis player who won ten Grand Slam titles. She grew up in Berkeley, California, learned the game at the Berkeley Tennis Club, pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and was inducted into the Cal Sports Hall of Fame.

Designer sports clothes, New York City, London. Author of many Books, contributor of articles to magazines.


  • National junior tennis champion, 1924-1925

  • Champion United States women's singles and doubles, 1932

  • United States singles champion, 1933

  • Champion United States singles, doubles and mixed doubles, 1934

  • Champion United States singles, doubles, 1935

  • Wimbledon singles champion, 1936


  • Modern Tennis, 1932, Improve Your Tennis, 1936, Beyond the Game: An Autobiography, 1936


  • English Speaking Union (London) , United Kingdom

  • Mark Twain Society , United Kingdom

  • Junior League , Oakland-East Bay

  • Women's Athletic Club (Oakland) San Francisco Press Club , United States of America

  • California Writers Club , United States of America

  • All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (Wimbledon, England) , United Kingdom

  • Nice Tennis Club , France

  • California Tennis Club , United States of America

  • Hon. Eugene Field Society

  • National Geog. Society

  • Berkeley Tennis Club

  • Kappa Alpha Theta.


  • Sport & Clubs