A deaf player in Davis Cup tennis

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event
in men’s tennis involving tennis-playing nations
of the world.


We have had one deaf player that played in the
Davis Cup – Bangladesh’s Shovon Jamaly. He
played in the Davis Cup elimination matches
for his nation between 1986 and 1999.


During these years his total won/lost record
in singles is 15-15. In doubles, it is


He never played pro tennis; at one time, he
hoped to enroll at Gallaudet and play for the
tennis team. The Gallaudet tennis coach
was hoping it would happen, but things didn’t
work out.