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2018 Hall of Fame inductees.

2018 Alabama Tennis Foundation Hall of Fame inductees:

Ceremony :February 17th  5:00 in the evening at Vestavia Country Club (by invitation only)

Eddie Jacques:
Ranked #1 in Alabama in boys 10s, 12s, 14s,16s & 18s. Represented Alabama in Junior Davis Cup Played internationally on USTA National Junior teams. Played collegiate tennis at Univ. of Georgia where he was a SEC Singles Champion, and an NCAA All American and team Captain. Resides in Huntsville, AL with his wife Robin, and two sons, Parker and Houstan. Eddie is co-owner of the Huntsville Athletic Club. 

Boo Mason:
Director of Tennis at Hoover Country Club. Played tennis at Mountain Brook High School and University of Alabama.  Current Captain of the USTA Alabama Men’s Senior Cup team.  A player and coach of impeccable sportsmanship on and off the court.  Named Southern USPTA Pro of the Year 2011.  USTA Alabama Pro of the Year 1992, 1999, 2007. Boo and wife Nancy, have three children, all married.

Grant Rolley:
Director of Tennis at the Musgrove Country Club in Jasper, AL for 30 years. Successful teacher and coach having 25 junior students advance to collegiate tennis. Served as a volunteer head tennis coach for Walker County High School for 28 years winning 8 state titles. Winner of 12 USTA Alabama State Clay Court age group titles with 5 different partners. Grant and his wife Susan reside in Jasper.      

Hubert Kessler Award: (given annually to a person who has volunteered locally for tennis)

Earl Kelly a local volunteer in Dothan, AL for over 20 years, helps organize the Southeast Pops Invitational, a USTA program which brings over 75 special needs players from Georgia and Alabama.  Earl volunteers in managing the ball persons for the Dothan Pro Classic in its 17th yr. Earl is owner/partner of the local Christian Radio Station “HIS” Radio. Earl has served as a Board Member of the Dothan Tennis Association for 19 years

Please contact Jeff Gray if you would like an invitation to attend the 2018 Alabama Tennis Foundation Hall of Fame at jeffryigray@gmail.com

 

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