| 4–6, 6–2, 7–6|
| Mark Knowles
Mark Knowles and Roger Smith won in the final 4–6, 6–2, 7–6 against Jim Grabb and Michael Tebbutt.
1996 Shanghai Open – Doubles Wikipedia
Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated.
- Mark Keil / Jeff Tarango (Quarterfinals)
- Jim Grabb / Michael Tebbutt (Final)
- Piet Norval / Marcos Ondruska (First Round)
- Kent Kinnear / Dave Randall (Semifinals)