Jim McManus

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameJames Henry "Jim"•McManus
Used nameJim•McManus
Born16 September 1940 in Oakland, California (USA)
Died18 January 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (USA)
NOC United States


Jim McManus competed at the tennis demonstration events held alongside the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, playing in both Mexico City and Guadalajara. McManus turned professional in 1968 and is best known as a founding member of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in 1972. He was an original member of its Board of Directors.

McManus won eight professional doubles titles. At Grand Slam events he reached the fourth round of the 1972 Wimbledon Championships in singles, and the semi-finals in doubles at the 1968 US Open. McManus attended the University of California.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Tennis USA Jim McManus
Singles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =9
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic (non-medal)) Valerie Ziegenfuss =5
Singles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =9
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic (non-medal)) Valerie Ziegenfuss 6
Doubles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Jim Osborne =5
Doubles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Herb Fitzgibbon =5