Humphrey Hicks

Born: 1904

Died: 1986

Inducted: 2008

Humphrey Hicks

Won CA (of England) silver medal in 1928. CA Open Champion 7 times (1932, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952) and runner up 7 times spread between 1930 and 1967.

Played in the CA President's Cup 15 times between 1928 and 1964, winning on 6 occasions in 1930, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1961.

Won the CA Men's Championship 9 times in 1930, 1932, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1961, 1966. A grand total of 22 major UK singles titles, only bettered by John Solomon.

Represented England in 3 MacRobertson series in 1950-1, 1956, 1963. He also won 8 Open Doubles Championships between 1948 and 1973 and 3 Mixed Doubles Championships. He continued to play in tournaments into his late 70s. The spread of 43 years between winning a CA major title remains unsurpassed.

John Solomon records of  Humphrey Hicks, "He was God. He was the best player there's ever been. His control was quite incredible."