Helen Shockley

Helen Shockley
(Inducted In: 2004)

Helen Shockley won the National Girls’ 18 Singles Title in 1932 and was ranked number one in the United States in Girls’ 18s. She also won the Canadian National Junior Championship. A 1937 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Music, Shockley later became known as Chicago’s “First Lady of Tennis.” She organized events in the Chicago area for more than 40 years. Shockley is also responsible for the feed-in consolation that she developed and introduced in 1962; she also developed the Chicago Junior Excellence Programs. Shockley served as the Executive Director of the Chicago District Tennis Association and on several United States Tennis Association committees.

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