David Wheaton is a former tennis player and is currently a book author, radio host, and columnist for Minneapolis Star Tribune. He also had a Christian Worldview Radio Program, which features current events, matters of faith, and other biblical perspectives and principles. After playing tennis, he started writing his books called University of Destruction: Your Game Plan for Spiritual Victory on Campus and My Boy, Ben: A Story of Love, Loss, and Grace. He is currently married to his best friend, Brodie, and together they have a son.

Tennis Career

Wheaton took interest in tennis at the young age of four and is already playing competitive tennis at 8 years old. When he was young, he attended Minnesota State High School and had specialized tennis training at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.

Height / weight 1.93 m / 84 kg
Born Jun 2, 1969
Nationality United States United States

In 1987, he started winning junior tournaments at the US Open, and he was ranked the Number 1 junior tennis player in the US. He also attended Stanford University when he was in college, and led them to win an NCAA team title while he received the Most Outstanding Freshman Athlete for himself.

He pursued professional tennis in 1988, where he won his first singles title at the U.S. Clay Court Championships. He also became a runner-up in the 1990 US Open with Paul Annacone. Perhaps the best tournament of his career is when he beat former World Number 1, Michael Chang, in the Grand Slam Cup.

Life After Tennis

Wheaton has been working on several foundations through his radio ministry. Apart from being an active Christian, he also served as the director of the US Tennis Association between 2003 and 2006. He was also an inductee in the Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame and the USTA Northern Section Hall of Fame. He also received the Eugene L. Scott Renaissance Award, for which his efforts to promote tennis are being recognized.

Tournament Results:

  • 1989 QF US Open - Doubles
  • 1989 QF Wimbledon Open - Doubles
  • 1990 QF US Open - Singles
  • 1991 SF Wimbledon Open - Singles

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