Chris Scott

Chris Scott
(Inducted In: 2011)

Chris Scott was known as one of the finest representatives of tennis in Chicago, and the epitome of a true sportsman. As a USPTA certified tennis professional, for over twenty years he promoted tennis on the South Side of Chicago where he developed young players into national champions. Chris coached the University of Chicago men’s varsity team for 14 years, the women’s varsity team for 3 years, and in 1975 received the College Coach of the Year Award. He was a member of numerous boards including the Chicago District Tennis Association, American Tennis Association, National College Scholarship for Minority Athletes, and a consultant to the USTA National Summer Youth Sport Program. In 1978 Chris received the US Open Tennis Community Service Award. For years he acted as tournament director of the Tuley Park Tournaments, was active in the well known Tri-City Tournament and host of numerous ATA local, regional, and national events. As a senior player, Chris was a National Public Parks Sr. Singles Champion, National ATA Sr. Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion, and a Quarter-Finalist at the US Open in the Sr. Veterans division. His on-court play expanded into basketball also where he was an All-American player at Wayne State University and played with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. Christopher C. Scott Sr. passed on October 16, 1989, and in 1990 the Tuley Park Open became the Chris Scott Memorial Tournament.

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