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Tennis has a proud history in South Carolina, and much of this history can be found here.

Establishing a state hall of fame was the idea of Jim Russell, South Carolina Tennis Association President in 1983 & 1984. Russell founded the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation, which was originally organized to support the hall of fame. The South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame was dedicated June 6th, 1984, and is now considered one of the best such facilities in the country.

Operating funds are received through memberships and contribution as well as various fund raising projects. The patrons foundation now supports more than the hall of fame, offering grants to many tennis programs and activities throughout the state, plus two $1,000.00 college scholarships which go to junior players from South Carolina.

This album includes pictures and biographical information about the inductees arranged in alphabetical order. The focal point of the hall of fame is the inductees' portrait gallery. These portraits were painted by Wayland Moore, a Belton native and one of the country's best known sports artist, who now lives in Atlanta.

 

 
 
 
 
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