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.


The Black Tennis Hall of Fame would like to receive nominations from anyone interested in honoring a tennis champion or leader. The nominations for induction in 2020 must be received by midnight on Saturday, November 30, 2019. 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.

 

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