is a semi-retired American
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player. Tim is currently Racquets Director (tennis, court tennis, rackets, squash and paddle) at The Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park, New York. A former lawn tennis
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player, Chisholm switched to the original game of tennis around the year 2000. He became the head professional at the Racquet and Tennis Club
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in New York City. In 2001 he won the first World Doubles Championship, partnered by Julian Snow
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. Although technically not a Grand Slam
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, at one point in 2003 Chisholm held all four major open titles at the same time.
He has challenged World Champion Robert Fahey
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three times for the singles title. The 2002 challenge was the closest, going the full 13 sets. In 2004 Chisholm lost the challenge 7–1 sets. Afterward he retired as head professional at the Racquet Club and took an office job in Boston, Massachusetts, only playing in American tournaments. In January 2006 he decided to attempt the World Challenge again, and although he won his preliminary matches handily, he fell to Fahey 7–0 in the championship.
- Australian Open: 2003
- British Open: 2002
- French Open: 2003
- U.S. Open: 2003, 2004
- Schochet Cup (formerly U.S. Professional): 2002