Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Hosts 2018 Annual Banquet
November 12, 2018
WACO, TEXAS – On Saturday, November 10, the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame hosted its 2018 Annual Banquet. This year’s event, entitled “Love on and off the court!” celebrated Texas tennis families.
The cocktail reception, sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, included a WCT documentary and self-guided tours of the museum. Highlights included the newly renovated "Texas Tennis Families" exhibit and a temporary exhibit, "US Open - 50 Years of Open Tennis".
Jim Chaffin, secretary/treasurer of the Museum, opened the program and welcomed the guests. Bobby Kleinecke delivered the convocation. After dinner, guests heard from Brian Boland, Director of Tennis and Head Men's Tennis Coach at Baylor University.
The Byrl Clayton, Ted Erck and Dr. Alfredo Treviño families were honored for their contributions to tennis in Texas.
The event culminated with the induction of the 2018 Hall of Fame Class, Jerry Geyman and Bev Taylor. During the induction, a special video of each inductee, produced by USTA Texas, was showed and followed by an introduction of each inductee. The new members of the Hall of Fame were given the chance to say a few words and awarded a certificate, medallion and blue blazer signifying enshrinement into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.
Photos from the event are available in the gallery below.