The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Mourns the Loss of Adrian Bey

July 5, 2019

 

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns the loss of 2010 inductee Adrian Bey, who passed away on July 2, 2019 after a heroic battle with cancer.

 

Adrian Bey was born May 16, 1938 in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) and began playing tennis on the family court at age 6. He joined the professional tour after graduation and went on to play all four majors. He was the Davis Cup Team Captain for Rhodesia and was elected Sportsman of the Year. 

He reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon twice and made it to the semifinals of the French Open in doubles. Bey played on the Davis Cup team for Rhodesia. He moved to Texas in 1975 where he became a tennis professional in Austin. He was a tour pro at Westside Tennis Club in Houston from 1975-1982 before moving to Montgomery County to serve as the head pro at April Sound and Bentwater Country Club.