George P. Mitchell

Induction Year: 2007

 

George P. Mitchell (1919-2014) was born in Galveston and began playing tennis at an early age, competing in local and regional tournaments. He captained the Texas A&M tennis team his senior year. After graduation Mitchell continued playing tournaments regularly in Houston and in many major events across the nation. He volunteered for the Houston Tennis Patrons and the Houston Tennis Association. He founded and developed the Houston Racquet Club in 1965, the Woodlands Racquet Club in 1975 and the Texas A&M’s George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.