David Wheaton - public speaker

 

 

About David

Born in Minnesota as the youngest of four children, his mother tossed his first tennis balls to David when he was just four years old. David's tennis and life accomplishments, are significant.  In his business lectures, he shares his lessons learned along the path of life with audiences who want to better themselves.

Accomplishments

  • 1984 - David won the Minnesota State High School tennis tournament as a 9th grader.

  • 1987 finished junior tennis and academic career in style earning the number one junior ranking in America, winning the U.S. Open junior title, and becoming the valedictorian of his senior class. 

  • 1988 - led Stanford to the NCAA team title in 1988, and received the Block S award as the most outstanding freshman athlete at Stanford. 

  • 1988 - turned professional - played thirteen years on the Tour.

  • 1991 - achieved a career high world ranking of number 12 and won the largest prize money event in tennis--the Grand Slam Cup--in Munich. He had his best career results in the Grand Slam events reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon and the quarterfinals of both the U.S. and Australian Opens.

  •  Another highlight of David’s career was representing his country in Davis Cup competition against Australia.  In all, David won three singles and three doubles tournaments on Tour and earned more than $5 million in prize money.

  • While still playing professional tennis part-time, David was recently nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association. 

Current Occupations

  • Author - University of Destruction

  • Radio Talk Show Host - The David Wheaton Show

  • Contributing Columnist - Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Inspirational Speaker

  • Board of Directors - United States Tennis Association

  • Professional Tennis Player

  Featured Speaker Experience

  • Royal Bank of Canada

  • Worldview Weekend

  • United States Tennis Association Northern Section annual meeting.

  • Minneapolis Dunkers Club (business group).

  • Campus Crusade for Christ banquet (Vancouver).

  • Excelsior, MN Rotary Club.

  • Numerous Schools.

  • Numerous Christian groups throughout the country.

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes annual banquet (Indiana).

Tennis Career Highlights

Junior:

  • #1 U.S. Junior 1987

  • U.S. Open Junior Champion 1987

  • U.S. Clay Court Champion 1987

  • Minnesota State High School Champion 1984

College:

  • NCAA Team Champions (Stanford) 1988

  • All-American 1988

Professional: 1988-2001

  • U.S. Davis Cup member 1993

  • Grand Slam Cup Champion 1991

  • Wimbledon semi-finalist 1991

  • U.S. Open and Australian Open quarter-finalist 1990

  • U.S. Open and Australian Open doubles finalist 1990 and 1991 respectively

  • 3 ATP Tour singles titles (Grand Slam Cup, Kiawah Island, Newport)

  • 3 ATP doubles titles

  • Highest career world ranking: 12

  • Career prize money: over $5 million

Best wins:

Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Michael Stich

 
   


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