Longtime Museum Board Member Retires After 15 Years of Service

January 19, 2016

 

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame board of directors announced that board member Russell Seymour will retire after 15 years of service in that role.

 

"On behalf of our entire board of directors, we thank Russell for his many years of outstanding service," said Secretary-Treasurer Jim Chaffin, "His wisdom on the board and his dedication toward the Museum will be missed." 

 

Born in East London, South Africa in 1930, Seymour had a successful tennis career before becoming a coach. In 1975 he moved from Western Australia to Texas to become director of tennis at Lakeway World of Tennis.  Since that time, he’s continued to play in senior divisions, winning 79 Gold Balls (national titles) and 48 Silver Balls (national finalist). He has been ranked #1 in various age groups 13 times in singles and 11 times in doubles. He was inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999 and began serving on the board in 2000.

 

The board has not appointed anyone to fill the vacancy.