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Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Hosts 2019 Annual Banquet

November 12, 2019

WACO, TEXAS – On Saturday, November 9, the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame hosted its 2019 Annual Banquet.  This year’s event, entitled “WCT: A Game Changer,” World Championship Tennis and its deep roots in Texas. Read More

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Mourns the Loss of JoAnn Padgett

October 21, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and Hall of Fame member, JoAnn Padgett who passed away on October 18, 2019. Read More

Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Annual Banquet Set for November

September 04, 2019

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame will host its 39th Annual Banquet on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco. The theme of this year’s event is "WCT: A Game Changer".  Read More

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Mourns the Loss of Bernard "Tut" Bartzen

July 11, 2019

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns the loss of 1982 inductee Bernard "Tut" Bartzen who passed away July 10, 2019 at the age of 91. Read More

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

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. Read More

The Road to Texas Junior Sectionals Texas Junior Tennis: 1900 to Present

May 28, 2019

In less than two weeks, Super Champ level junior tennis players from across the state will head to Abilene where they will compete in the nation’s largest junior tournament, The Texas Slam. Read More

"Little Mo" Stamp Released by USPS

April 23, 2019

The United States Postal Service dedicated a commemorative "Little Mo" stamp today to honor tennis legend Maureen Connolly Brinker.  Read More

"Little Mo" Inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame

March 31, 2019

Maureen Connolly Brinker "Little Mo" was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 30, 2019.  The event began with a reception at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame complex. Dinner and the induction ceremony followed at the Waco Convention Center. Read More

U.S. Postal Service Announces "Little Mo" Stamp

January 29, 2019

The U.S. Postal Service recently announced that tennis champion Maureen Connolly Brinker will be honored in a new collection of Forever stamps. Read More

Cotton Bowl Tournament Celebrates 61 Years

December 30, 2018

Did you keep up with the Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas this past week? In 1957, following the path of the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl, Dallas added a tennis tournament to its “annual New Year’s festival of sports”. Read More

December 01, 2018

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns the loss of 2014 inductee President George H.W. Bush, who passed away peacefully on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the age of 94. Read More

Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Hosts Annual Banquet

November 12, 2018

WACO, TEXAS – On Saturday, November 10, the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame hosted its 2018 Annual Banquet.  This year’s event, entitled “Love on and off the court!” celebrated Texas tennis families. Read More

Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Annual Banquet Set for November

August 27, 2018

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame will host its 38th Annual Banquet on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco. Read More

Mason, Texas History Celebrated at Mason Square Museum

July 10, 2018

With the Mason, Texas Dr. Pepper Open about to begin, there is no better time to celebrate “the winningest tennis town in Texas.”  Read More

May 08, 2018

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns the loss of 2012 inductee Eugenie “Jeannie” Sampson Kamrath Gonzalez, who passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the age of 105.  Read More

May 07, 2018

In early May 1922, top high school players traveled from around the state to Austin to compete in the UIL State Tournament.  Read More

March 01, 2018

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns the loss of Ben Ball, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 27 at the age of 94. Read More

February 27, 2018

Volunteers and staff from USTA Texas and USPTA Texas Division met at Horseshoe Bay Resort over the weekend for their annual meetings.  Read More

December 04, 2017

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns the loss of longtime friend and supporter Al Hill Jr. who passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2 at the age of 72.   Read More

November 13, 2017

On Saturday, November 11, the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame hosted its 2017  Annual Banquet.  The evening honored 2017 Hall of Fame inductees: Beverly Bowes-Hackney, Tommy Connell, Dr. Lewis Hilley and John Zimmerman.  Read More

September 06, 2017

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to announce its Class of 2017. This year’s inductees are Beverly Bowes‐Hackney, Dr. Lewis Moore Hilley, Tommy Connell and John Zimmerman.  Read More

Roddick Warrior Statue Finds Permanent Home at the Texas Tennis Museum

August 03, 2017

Visitors to the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame will now be greeted by Andy Roddick - or at least a life-sized version of him. Read More

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Mourns Nancy Jeffett

July 07, 2017

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns Nancy Jeffett (Class of 1983) who passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the age of 88.  Read More

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Mourns the Loss of Walter Driver

May 29, 2017

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns the loss of Walter Driver (Class of 1988) who passed away on May 16, 2017. Read More

Museum Participates in Collaborative Texas Tennis Event

February 27, 2017

Volunteers and staff from USTA Texas, USPTA Texas Division and the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame met at Horseshoe Bay Resort this past weekend to influence and support the ongoing development of tennis in Texas.  Read More

Class of 2016 Inducted into Hall of Fame

October 30, 2016

On Saturday, October 29, the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame hosted its 2016  Induction Annual Banquet  — an evening honoring 2016 Hall of Fame inductees. The event was attended by more than 120 friends and family of the inductees as well as longtime supporters of the Museum. Read More

Texas Tennis Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2016

August 22, 2016

The highest honor in Texas tennis – induction into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame – will soon be presented to four more individuals. Susan Bramlette, Margaret Canby, Julie Cass and Dennis Ralston have been selected as the Class of 2016. Read More

TTMHOF Hosts USTA Texas

July 11, 2016

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame was honored to host USTA Texas volunteers and staff during their semi-annual meeting in Waco last weekend. Read More

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Mourns the Loss of Bill Bos Jr.

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame mourns the loss of William Bill Bos Jr. (Class of 1994), who passed away peacefully on June 8, 2016 at the age of 89. Read More

May 01, 2016

The boom that Texas and the country experienced in the twenties ended as panic led to the stock market crash and the country headed into the Great Depression. Read More

Longtime Museum Board Member Retires After 15 Years of Service

January 19, 2016

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame board of directors announced that board member Russell Seymour will retire after 15 years of service in that role.  Read More

Museum Celebrates Grand Reopening and Inducts Class of 2015

November 22, 2015

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame in Waco has reopened. The museum celebrated its Grand Reopening on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  Read More

 

 

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Mourns David Kent

November 04, 2015

Texas Tennis Hall of Famer Dave Kent passed away on Wednesday, November 3. He was 80. Read More

Texas Tennis Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2015

September 04, 2015

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to announce its Class of 2015. This year’s inductees are Owen Davidson, Dick King and Linda Rupert Thomas. Read More

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame and USTA Texas Host Online Video Challenge

August 03, 2015

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame and USTA Texas are hosting the Texas Tennis Legend online video challenge through the month of August. Participants are urged to create a 20 second or less video of themselves playing tennis at a historic, famous or recognizable location in Texas.  Read More

Crowell and Christoval Earn Museum Recognition Through Online Tournament

May 25, 2015

A state champion in the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Virtual State Tournament was crowned on Sunday, May 17. Crowell High School was voted the top tennis team in Texas after a 6 day online voting competition. Read More

Randy Snow Among New Exhibits Coming to Texas Tennis Museum

April 26, 2015

When the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame unveils its major renovation later this year, part of the new space will be dedicated to the Randy Snow Wheelchair Exhibit. Read More

Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame Launches Renovation

February 12, 2015

The Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame will undergo a major renovation in 2015. When the facelift of the 22-year-old space is complete, the changes will offer new ways for visitors to learn and enjoy Texas tennis history. Read More

Nancy Jeffett Nominated for International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement

January 31, 2015

Class of 1983 Texas Tennis Hall of Famer Nancy Jeffett has been nominated to be enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame for her instrumental work in advancing professional women’s tennis and in developing opportunities for junior tennis development. Read More

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