Dale Collings

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Dale Collings
Country (sports) Australia Australia
Born (1955-12-16) 16 December 1955 (age 60)
Southport, Queensland,
Plays Right-handed
Career record 23–42
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 101 (26 Dec 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1978, 1982)
Wimbledon 2R (1976)
US Open 1R (1978)
Career record 26–42
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1980, 1981, 1982)
Wimbledon 3R (1978)
US Open 1R (1978)

Dale Collings (born 16 December 1955) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.


Collings, who was known for his fast serves, won the Wimbledon Plate in 1978.[1] He twice made the third round of the Australian Open, in 1978 and 1982.[2] The Australian also reached the third round of the men's doubles at the 1978 Wimbledon Championships (with Keith Hancock) and mixed doubles at the 1981 Wimbledon Championships (with Karen Gulley).[3]

He was a quarter-finalist at the Sydney Indoor tournament in 1979, beating Ken Rosewall and Geoff Masters along the way.[2] He made another quarter-final in Adelaide that year and reached the semi-finals at Brisbane in 1980.[2]

With partner Dick Crealy, Collings was a doubles runner-up at the Perth Grand Prix event in 1980.[2] He made doubles semi-finals at Auckland in 1977, Cleveland in 1979, Adelaide in 1979, the Sydney Outdoor in 1979 and again at Auckland in 1980.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1980 Perth, Australia Grass Australia Dick Crealy Australia Syd Ball
Australia Cliff Letcher
3–6, 4–6