Induction Year: 2020
Carol Weyman moved to Dallas in 1979 to begin a career in tennis, a sport she had played and loved since childhood. She sold equipment, taught lessons, conducted clinics and received her USPTA certification in 1980. Then she worked for World Championship Tennis, managing the operations of 22 tournaments, selling sponsorships and marketing their WCT Finals. Next up, she was recruited by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation (MCB) to be tournament director of their women’s event, the Virginia Slims of Dallas, in 1989. The following year she was named MCB’s executive director. And she has been there ever since, currently as Executive Vice President.
Through Carol’s vision, creativity and imagination, her innovations as the staff leader of the MCB Foundation have had a positive effect on the tennis world of 8- to 12-year-olds. She founded their signature event, “Road to the Little Mo Nationals,” in 1998. Their “Little Mo” series of events thus grew from local tournaments to a national competition, and in 2006 they added international components. All were based on good sportsmanship, fair play, friendship, team spirit, kindness, and above all, fun.
MCB is one of the largest private junior tennis foundations of its kind in the world. Under Carol’s leadership it has also become one of the most respected for its ability to keep players interested in tennis, giving back to the sport and to be role models as they progress into adulthood. She has touched the lives of many tennis players who have gone on to future success in the junior, college and professional ranks. As she instills in them the importance of being a champion both on and off the courts, she has earned the respect of their parents and tennis officials as well.
Additionally, in her “spare time,” Carol has served on the board of the Dallas Tennis Association and on several committees of USTA Texas, all of whom appreciate her tireless efforts to promote and improve the sport of tennis.