Warren Maher

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Warren Maher
Country (sports) Australia Australia
Born (1957-01-15) 15 January 1957 (age 60)
Kew, Victoria
Plays Right-handed
Career record 18–39
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 154 (26 Dec 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1979, 1982)
French Open 2R (1979)
Wimbledon 2R (1980)
US Open 1R (1980)
Career record 24–51
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 165 (3 Jan 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1982)
French Open 1R (1980)
Wimbledon 1R (1977, 1978, 1980)
US Open 2R (1980, 1982)

Warren Maher (born 15 January 1957) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1] After leaving the professional tour, Warren was appointed Head Coach for Donvale Tennis Club (Donvale TC) in his native Melbourne in 1983. In the decade following, he discovered and coached a number of highly talented and successful junior players. Warren played No. 1 and captained Donvale's "A" grade state pennant team (now known as "State Grade") which won a number of titles. Team members included Noel Phillips, Ian Russell, Ron Woodbridge, Dean Ashton, Graeme Harris.

After a successful decade with Donvale TC, Warren and wife Kerry formed a business and took-over coaching and management of a large council-owned tennis facility known as Camberwell Tennis Centre (now Booroondara).


Maher had a promising junior career, with the highlight coming at the 1975 Australian Open, where he and Glenn Busby won the boys' doubles title.

Grand Slams[edit]

Maher made the third round of the 1979 Australian Open and in the opening round had a win over seventh seed Tim Wilkison.[2] He had also beaten Wilkison in Adelaide two weeks before.[2] In the second round, he defeated Shlomo Glickstein, 10–8 in the final set, before losing in the third round to Mark Edmondson.[2] He also reached the third round of the 1982 Australian Open, beating Mike Barr and Tom Cain.[2]

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1981 Royan, France Clay Australia Cliff Letcher Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Stefan Simonsson
7–5, 7–5
2. 1982 Cologne, West Germany Clay Australia Brad Guan Australia Chris Johnstone
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–2, 6–4