Gavin Forbes

Senior Vice President/Managing Director IMG Tennis

Gavin is currently Senior Vice President and the worldwide Managing Director of IMG’s Tennis Division (Men). Born in 1958 and originally from South Africa, Gavin obtained a business degree from the University of Texas where he was granted a tennis scholarship. Joining IMG in 1986 and based in Cleveland, Gavin has been involved in all areas of the tennis business. As an agent, his personal clients have included, amongst others, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Mary Joe Fernandez, Mary Pierce, Maria Sharapova and Iva Majoli. It was Gavin Forbes, who on seeing a very young Maria Sharapova play in Florida for the first time, agreed to help the Sharapova family which led to her scholarship at the IMG owned Bollettieri Tennis Academy. Gavin has sold sponsorship for tournaments, created a multitude of commercial opportunities for his clients, bought, sold, organized and managed tennis events large and small and has experience in virtually all areas of the tennis business. He is universally respected and liked by players, ATP and WTA officials, fellow Tournament Directors, the media and colleagues alike. In November, 2008, Gavin was elected to serve as America’s Tournament Board Representative for the ATP Tour.