NOMINATION CRITERIA



Individuals are selected for their achievements in tennis in either the Player, Contributor, Pioneer or Regional Legend Categories. The selection criteria is outlined below.



Player Category Eligibility Criteria

Individuals selected in this category must have an outstanding record of success on the tennis court. They may have won one or more major American Tennis Association (ATA), United States Tennis Association (USTA), International Tennis Federation (ITF) or professional tournament in spite of facing barriers of race and/or class.


Contributor Eligibility Criteria

Individuals selected in this category must have made exceptional contributions to the sport of tennis in spite of facing barriers of race and/or class.


Pioneer Category Eligibility Criteria

Individuals selected in this category must have an outstanding record of success on the tennis court or have made exceptional contributions to the sport of tennis during segregation and prior to civil rights legislation in 1964.


Regional Legend Eligibility Criteria

The individuals selected in this category have committed their lives to enriching the tennis in their communities. Black Tennis Hall of Fame wants to acknowledge and illuminate their accomplishments for the world to see.


Organization Eligibility Criteria

  • An African American run organization established prior to the enactment of American civil rights legislation.

  • Primarily, the organization must serve minority clients.

  • The organization must embody and clearly demonstrate a wholistic approach for junior development inclusive of academics, life skills training and mentoring.

  • The organization must operate on an annual basis offering annual programming.


The Black Tennis Hall of Fame would like to receive nominations from anyone interested in honoring a tennis champion or leader. The nomination process for induction into the Class of 2022 will begin on July 3, 2021, and the induction forms must be received by midnight on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Please email your nomination to Bob Davis, President, Black Tennis Hall of Fame, BobDavis525@gmail.com.


If you wish to nominate someone into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame, please download the Nomination Form and follow all instructions, including the deadline date and send via e-mail or U.S. Mail to the address below.


Black Tennis Hall of Fame

Attention: Bob Davis

3302 69th Street West

 Bradenton, FL 34209


The inductees will be selected by an anonymous team (to prevent inappropriate lobbying), of individuals who have a deep knowledge and understanding of Black Tennis History.


 

1 comment

  1. I'm a Black American Tennis fan / player for more than 30 years and had never heard of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame! Just happened upon the NY Times obituary of Robert Ryland where the organization is mentioned. I look forward to seeing just who is included here.

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