Jimmy Connors


Formerly the best tennis player in the world, Jimmy Connors is one of the greatest and most consistent tennis stars to have ever played. With a win-loss ratio of 1253-279 (81.79%), Connors is ranked third of all time behind Rafael Nadal and Bjorn Borg. Jimmy is one of the most experienced tennis speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit, delivering anecdotal tales of his time in the spotlight as well as commentating on current stars with his predictions for the future.

The winner of eight grand slam titles, including five US Opens, two Wimbledon Championships and one Australian Open, Jimmy was a highly accomplished tennis player. Competing against some of the greatest players of all time, such as Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Rod Laver.

Becoming the first player to ever rank as No. 1 in the world for more than five years in total, Rod also held a top 10 ranking for a record of 16 years. A perfect personality for business and social events, as a sports speaker Rod stresses the values most important to success and how to maintain peak performance throughout a career.

Connors won 109 ATP singles titles, a record that still stands to this day for the open era and remains in an elite group of players to have won three out of the four grand slams in one season. Jimmy also stands as the only player to win the US Open on clay, grass and hard courts, showing Connors’ dominance over such a prolonged period.

Connors’ indomitable spirit for performance and success in sport is apparent during talks as a tennis speaker, with Jimmy breaching the subjects of drive and determination as key factors to realising your ambitions.

Aside from his continuing involvement in the senior tennis tour, Jimmy is a well respected tennis commentator and sports TV Presenter for NBC and the BBC. Appearing on the coverage for every grand slam, Connors’ vast knowledge and experience makes him a hugely accomplished personality in front of the camera, providing intriguing insights and invaluable advice for listeners at home.

To book Jimmy Connors as the tennis speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Jimmy is known to cover the following topics:

  • Tennis Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Sport Evolution
  • Achieving Goals
  • Maximising Success
  • Peak Performance