J.B. "Tiste" Adoue Jr.

Induction Year: 1981
 

J. B. “Tiste” Adoue Jr. (1884-1956) was born in Dallas County, Texas. He was an outstanding player in the early half of the twentieth century. He won the Texas State Title five times in singles between 1916 and 1922 along with numerous doubles titles. In 1916, while Texas was a part of the Southwest Section, Adoue won the sectional championship in both singles and doubles. Nationally, he was ranked in the top 10 in men’s singles and was #2 in the national veterans’ ranking.

 

Adoue was also a pioneer in building tennis in Texas. The Dallas Lawn Tennis club became a focal point of tennis during the 1920s and 1930s under his direction. Adoue served on the Board of Directors of the United States Lawn Tennis Association for thirty years. Along with his service to the tennis community, Adoue acted as Mayor of Dallas from 1951 to 1953.