A former professional tennis player from Australia, Pat Cash won the singles title at Wimbledon in 1987. Now living in England, he has coached a number of top players including Greg Rusedski and is a regular commentator for the BBC.
Australian born Pat Cash began playing tennis at the age of eight and with grit, determination and hard work, was the best player in Oz by the time he was fourteen.
In 1981, he was ranked top junior player in the world and the following year took both the Wimbledon Junior Championship and the US Open. Turning professional in 1982, he won his first top ranking title in Melbourne the same year.
Renowned for his hard fighting serve and volley style, Pat went on to become a member of the Australian Davis Cup winning team but the pinnacle of his career came four years later when he won the Men’s Wimbledon title in 1987. Apart from his historical win, he will also always be remembered for scaling the seats to embrace his family in the VIP Box and thus starting something of a trend.
His latter career saw him plagued by a series of injuries and he retired from competition at the age of 34 having reached 4th in the world rankings. He was the youngest ever player to be inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003.
Since retiring Pat has worked as a tennis coach to Mark Philippoussis and Greg Rusedski and along with partner Gavin Hooper opened the Cash/Hooper Tennis Academy in Australia. He also developed a device called the Intonet which is designed to pick up balls at the net and help reduce the risk of back injury.
Now based in London, Pat regularly commentates on Tennis for the BBC, most notably at the Wimbledon Championships and has played on the Legends circuit.
Away from tennis, Pat is a dedicated charity worker, devoted family man and indulges in his other great love, making music with his own band The Wild Colonial Boys.
On the corporate circuit, Pat is available as a motivational speaker, for awards hosting and presenting, personal appearances and moderated Q and A.
His topics of speech include; achieving goals, peak performance and realizing ambitions.