A native of Oxford Tim Henman became a professional tennis player in 1993. During his playing career he reached the Wimbledon Singles semi-finals no less than 4 times before retiring in 2007. He has since carved a successful career as a television pundit, analyst and commentator for major tennis events including Wimbledon. When not in front of the cameras, Tim can be found at the helm of the Tim Henman Foundation, delivering programmes to better the lives of vulnerable young people
Tim Henman first picked up a tennis racquet at the age of three and by the time he was five, had decided his future lie in the sport. Perhaps not surprisingly, his parents were keen tennis players with his grandfather and great grand mother both having made appearances at Wimbledon.
As a young player, Tim became National Junior Champion in both singles and doubles during the 1992 season, joining the professional tour in 1993 and rose through the rankings reaching the top 200 in 1994. By 1996 he was ranked among the top 30 players worldwide. It was to prove a landmark year with Tim becoming the British No.1.
At the height of his career, Tim reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon four times, winning the hearts of the nation along the way. Each year, thousands of fans would congregate on a grassy mound outside centre court in hope and support of their hero and thus, the ground was christened Henman Hill. Today, Henman Hill has become almost as iconic as the Centre Court itself and a large, live linked screen has been erected to bring the Championships to an even greater audience.
Despite never winning a Grand Slam title, Tim did reach the semi-finals of six ATP tournaments, won 15 career titles, helped England beat Croatia in the Davis Cup and ultimately reached No 4 in the World Rankings.
With the latter part of his career hampered by injury, Tim retired in 2007 and went on to join Boris Becker and John McEnroe as a member of the BBC Wimbledon commentary team.
On the corporate circuit, Tim has proven himself to be a highly informed and eloquent speaker, imparting stories, anecdotes and a variety of information on his career to date.
Away from tennis, Tim is a keen golfer and is involved in many charitable organizations including the Tim Henman Charitable Foundation which he founded in the year 2000.
Available as an after dinner speaker, moderated Q and A and personal appearances.