Dorothy Vest


Born: 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.





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