Marianne Groat

Groat, Marianne Nickname _Tennis-300x350
Year Inducted 2009
Category Athlete
Sport Professional Tennis


  • 1977-2000– Won 8 Canadian Championships; 1st Championships at the age of 14
  • 1977-1985– Won 14 Provincial Championships, both Ontario and Quebec, singles and doubles
  • 1980-81-82– Ranked #2 by Ontario Tennis Association
  • 1982-1983—Played in 5 United States Tennis Association Championships, World ranking #217
  • 1984– Represented Canada in Rio de Janeiro Federation Cup S.A.O Brazil, Summer Olympics. This tournament won by Steffi Graff.
  • 1985– Represented Canada at Swiss Open, French Open, Wimbledon, Canadian Open
  • Her full career was coached by Pierre Lamarche (Davis Cup Coach). Marianne had no sponsors. Her family and
    friends financed all her expenses. She graduated from Brock University and at present teaches school in Toronto
    and still enjoys playing tennis.



  • 1982-83– Ontario Junior Sportsmanship Award
  • 1982-83-84– Ranked #2 By Canadian National Association
  • 1983-84– Canadian National Sportsmanship Award
  • 1984– Ranked #1 by Ontario Tennis Association
  • 1985– World Wide Ranking #116
  • 1986– Won Tennis Scholarship at Clemson University
  • 1986– Outstanding Athlete Atlantic Coast Conference Clemson.