Berkeley Bell

Induction Year: 1984


Berkeley Bell (1907-1967) was known as the “Tumbling Texan” because of his efforts to win points by jumping, diving and lunging after balls most would not attempt to play. Bell was successful in both singles and doubles while playing collegiate tennis for the University of Texas.


In 1929 and 1931, Bell reached the finals of the men’s doubles competition at the U.S. National Championships (now U.S. Open). Bell won the Seabright Invitational in 1934. Together with Gregory Mangin he won the doubles title at the National Indoors Tennis Championships.

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