James "Jimmy" Evert (born July 31, 1923) is a tennis coach and former tennis player from the United States. He is the father of Chris Evert, who was one of the world's top women tennis players in the 1970s and 1980s.
Evert was born in Chicago, Illinois. As a youngster, he was a two-time U.S. age-group champion. After serving briefly in the United States Army, he attended the University of Notre Dame on a tennis scholarship, where he majored in economics. In 1947, he won the men's singles title at the Canadian Championships. After retiring as a player, he became a professional tennis coach.