Awards

Awards

Since 1947 the Club has awarded the William M. Johnston Trophy to male tennis players who have demonstrated exceptional character, sportsmanship, manners, spirit of cooperation and contribution to the growth of the game, including rendering assistance to both adult and junior players. Beginning in 1986, the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Trophy has been awarded to female tennis players fitting the same criteria.

Sarah Palfrey Danzig and "Little Bill" Johnston gave championship cups won by them to be used for this purpose. The names of the winners are inscribed on the respective cups. The winners to date are as follows:

Johnston Trophy Danzig Trophy
  • 1947   John A. Kramer
  • 1948   E. Victor Seixas, Jr.
  • 1949   Frederick H. Schroeder, Jr.
  • 1950   J. Gilbert Hall
  • 1951   W. Donald McNeill
  • 1952   Francis X. Shields
  • 1953   William F. Talbert
  • 1954   L. Straight Clark
  • 1955   Chauncey Depew Steele, Jr.
  • 1956   Hamilton Richardson
  • 1958   Thomas P. Brown, Jr.
  • 1959   Bernard J. Bartzen
  • 1961   Eugene Scott
  • 1962   Jon A. Douglas
  • 1963   Martin Riessen
  • 1964   Arthur Ashe, Jr.
  • 1965   Charles P. McKinley
  • 1966   R. Dennis Ralston
  • 1968   Stanley R. Smith
  • 1969   Charles Pasarell
  • 1970   Tom Gorman
  • 1971   James McManus
  • 1972   Roscoe Tanner
  • 1980   Brian Gottfried
  • 1982   Gene Mayer
  • 1985   Mats Wilander
  • 1986   Ken Rosewall
  • 1987   Tim Mayotte
  • 1988   Fred Perry
  • 1989   Rodney G. Laver
  • 1991   Neale Fraser
  • 1992   Pancho Segura
  • 1993   Butch Buchholtz
  • 1994   Gardnar Mulloy
  • 1995   Roy S. Emerson
  • 1997   Tom Gullikson
  • 1998   Cliff Drysdale
  • 2000   Tim Wilkison
  • 2001   Todd Martin
  • 2002   Tony Trabert
  • 2003   Michael Chang
  • 2004   Jim Courier
  • 2005   Fred Kovaleski
  • 2006   Donald Dell
  • 2007   Vitas Gerulaitis
  • 2008   Patrick McEnroe
  • 2009   Fred Stolle
  • 2010   MaliVai Washington
 
  • 1986   Pamela Shriver
  • 1987   Virginia Wade
  • 1988   Dorothy B. Cheney
  • 1989   Donna F. Fales
  • 1990   Pauline B. Addie
  • 1991   Carole Graebner
  • 1992   Wendy Turnbull
  • 1993   Maria Bueno
  • 1994   Francois Durr-Browning
  • 1995   Billie Jean King
  • 1996   Mary Joe Fernandez
  • 1997   Lesley Turner
  • 1998   Olga Morozova
  • 2001   Rosie Casals
  • 2002   Zina Garrison
  • 2003   Monica Seles
  • 2004   Tracy Austin
  • 2005   Christine Evert
  • 2006   Julie Heldman
  • 2007   Andrea Jaeger
  • 2008   Chanda Rubin
  • 2009   Martina Navratilova
  • 2010   IIana Kloss