Carolyn Henry


High School Career

Crystal Springs High School

 

College Career

MSCW (MUW) (1941-1945)

• Ranked #1 in singles and doubles

 

Post-College Accomplishments

(Championships only)

 

(MTA- Mississippi Tennis Association)

(STA – Southern Tennis Association)

(USTA – U.S. Tennis Association)

 

• MTA Senior Hard Court, 40 singles (’71)

• MTA MS Open, senior singles and doubles (’72)

• MTA MS Senior Closed, 45 doubles (’73)

• MTA MS Senior Closed, 35 doubles (’74)

• STA Southern Open, 50 singles

• MS Senior Hard Court, 45 doubles (’77)

• MTA MS Adult Championships, 50 singles (’78)

• MTA MS Open, 45 singles and doubles (’79)

• STA Southern Seniors, 55 singles (’78, ‘80)

• MS Open, 35 singles and doubles (’79)

• MTA MS Closed, 45 doubles (’79)

• MTA MS Clay Court Open, 50 singles (’79)

• MSU Classic, 45 single (’80)

• MTA MS Senior Classic, 35 singles (’80)

• MTA MS Closed, 45 singles (’80)

• MTA MS Open, 45 singles (’80)

• MTA MS State Open, 50 singles (’80)

• STA Southern Closed, 50 singles and doubles (’80)

• STA Southern closed, 60 singles and doubles (’83, ‘84)

• STA Southern Open, 60 doubles (’84, ‘85)

• USTA National Clay Court, 60 singles (’84)

• STA Southern Open, 60 singles (’85)

• STA Southern Open 60 singles and doubles (’86)

• STA Southern Senior, 60 doubles (’87)

• MTA MS Clay Court, 50 singles (’88)

• MTA MS Hard Court, 50 singles (’88)

• STA Southern Indoor, 65 singles (’88)

• STA Southern Open, 65 singles (’88,’89)

• STA Senior Closed, 60 doubles (’88)

• STA Southern Hard Court Closed, 65 singles and doubles (’89)

• STA Southern, 50 doubles (’90)

• USTA National Clay Court, 60 doubles (’90)

• MTA MS Adult Closed, 65 singles (’91)

• USTA National Hard Court, 65 doubles (’91)

• MTA MS Adult, 65 singles (’92)

• MS Senior Olympics, 65 singles and doubles (’92)

• STA Southern Indoor, 70 singles (’93,’94)

• Southern Indoor (’94)

• National Senior Womens Clay Court (’94)

• USTA National Team Championship doubles (’96, ‘97)

• National Team Intersectional, singles and doubles (’99)

• National Hard Court singles (’99)

• National Grass Court Tournament, doubles (’00)

• Member US Team, Bundy-Cheney Cup (’00)

• National Senior Olympics, mixed doubles (’01)

 

Rankings

• Consistenly ranked #1 by the MTA in her age group since 1968

• Consistently ranked in Top 10 by the STA and USTA

• Highest national ranking ever in 2000; #1 doubles, #2 singles

• National ranking in 2001; #2 doubles, #4 singles, #1 South

 

Other Achievements

• Vice-President, MTA (1974-1978)

• President, MTA (1978-1980)

• State Coordinator Volvo/USTA League (1980-1981)

• Treasurer, MS Professional Tennis Association (1990)

• Received 25-year Service Award from STA (2000)

• Named Statewide Ageless Hero in Vitality Category by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi (2001)

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• MSCW Hall of Fame (1945)

• Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame (1993)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2002)

 

Did You Know?

Carolyn Henry was a high school tennis coach for 18 years at Indianola High School, Indianola Academy, Madison-Ridgeland Academy, and Jackson Academy, winning five state championships.

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