An Australian Tennis legend, Pat Cash is best known for his victory at the 1987 Wimbledon Tennis Championship. First coming to the attention of the tennis world in the early 1980s, Pat was awarded with a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport. Winning the Wimbledon and US Open at a junior level in 1981, Pat turned professional in 1982, winning his first top-level singles title later that year in Melbourne. A magnificent tennis speaker, Pat’s engaging delivery of talks makes him one of the most desirable sports speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit.
Cash soon established a reputation on the professional tour for being a hard-working serve and volley specialist. His relentless energy for success in matches made him a favourite amongst crowds around the world whilst his trademark checked headband and earring meant he was instantly recognisable on court. Pat competed in a golden era of the sport, with rivals such as John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl, allowing Cash to deliver some of the most interesting and compelling stories during after dinner speeches or as a tennis speaker at events.
Pat’s crowning moment in his career came at the 1987 Wimbledon Championship. Cash beat the World No. 1 Ivan Lendl in a hugely exciting final, initiating the trend of climbing up to the player’s box after victory to celebrate with family and friends. Cash continued to play in the 1990s but was hindered with injury on many occasions, Pat’s last professional competitive victory came in 1996, playing doubles at Pinehurst with Rafter.
Since retirement from professional tennis, Cash has enjoyed an illustrious career in tennis orientated media and broadcasting. Pat hosts CNN’s magazine show Open Court, whilst also featuring regularly for the BBC as a commentator and TV presenter for their coverage of tennis worldwide.
An ideal personality for events, Cash can deliver an after dinner speech as a tennis speaker or act as event host to ensure proceedings run smoothly whilst interacting with and entertaining guests.
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