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David Wheaton is an author, speaker, radio talk show host, and professional tennis player.
David’s first book, University of Destruction, was released in 2005 by Bethany House and has reached as high as #25 on Amazon. He is also the host of The Christian Worldview, a weekly nationally syndicated radio program that originates from Salem Communications’ AM 980 KKMS in Minneapolis/St. Paul and is the editor of TheChristianWorldview.org website and blog. In addition, David is a sought-after speaker to both Christian and corporate groups and is a contributing columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Formerly, David was one of the top professional tennis players in the world. During his 13 years on tour from 1988-2001, David reached the semifinals or better in singles or doubles of every Grand Slam tournament (including the semi-finals of singles at Wimbledon), attained a career-high singles world ranking of #12, won the prestigious Grand Slam Cup, represented the United States in Davis Cup competition, and scored victories over such notable players as Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Jim Courier, and Michael Chang.
David is still involved in tennis: He plays professionally part-time (he won the Wimbledon Over 35 Doubles Championship with T.J. Middleton in 2004), writes Grand Slam preview articles for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and recently completed four years of service on the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association. In 2005, he was inducted into the U.S.T.A. Northern Section Tennis Hall of Fame.
On a personal note, David was born in Minnesota in 1969 as the youngest of four children. He was married in June 2009 to a childhood friend, Brodie. He cherishes his faith, family, and living in the same area where he grew up—on Lake Minnetonka near Minneapolis.