Dorothy Vest

Dorothy VestBorn: May 10, 1919
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Year of Induction: 1980


Pro Tennis Career

  • Director of Tennis for the City of Jackson, spearheading the building of facilities at Battlefield Park and Parham Bridges Tennis Center (1951-1981)
  • Southern Tennis Association Hall of Fame inductee (1983)
  • Southern Lawn Tennis Association Junior Wightman Cup Chairman (1955-1962)
  • United States Lawn Tennis Association Junior Wightman Cup Committee (1955-1962)
  • Chair of SLTA Girls Ranking Committee (1957-1962)
  • Secretary of SLTA (1963-1966)
  • Chair of SLTA Girls Intersectional Team (1957-1962)
  • Marlboro Award (1963)
  • Jacobs Bowl (1964)
  • Touchstone Award (1979)
  • Winner of 10 Southern Mixed-Doubles Championships with partner Slew Hester
  • Vest and Hester undefeated in mixed-doubles tournaments from 1938 to 1957

Did You Know?

The Vest Family of Jackson was named the United States Tennis Association’s 1979 Family of the Year.