C.R. “Bob” Mapes

Induction Year: 1994


Bob Mapes (1927-2014) a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma began playing tennis at the age of 12. He played high school tennis for Will Rogers High School and lettered for three years at Baylor University. In 1950 Mapes started coaching basketball, football and tennis at Beeville High School. He went on to coach tennis at Mineral Wells, Midland and Carroll High Schools. In 1962 Bob became the head pro at the HEB Tennis Center in Corpus Christi and became coach at the University of Corpus Christi. His teams won the NAIA singles and doubles championship twice.