Louis Towson Ellis

Induction Year: 2000

 

Louis Towson Ellis (1924-2008) was an avid amateur tennis player and one of the founding members of the Houston Racquet Club. Ellis, the former administrative manager of Exxon refinery in Baytown, played tennis until he was 80 and won national tennis championships. He also played for the United States in the Osuna Cup against Mexico from 1994 to 2000. He was president of the Houston Tennis Association and was instrumental in the development of youth tennis programs.