Kenneth Pack Toler, Sr.


Born: January 13, 1935

Hometown: Greenville, MS

(Raised Inverness, MS)

Year of Induction: 2010

 

High School Career

Inverness (MS) High School (1949-1952)

• Lettered in football, baseball, basketball, track & tennis

 

College Career

University of Mississippi (1952-1954)

• Recipient of partial football scholarship

Mississippi College (1954-1956)

• Played football & tennis and participated in track

• Named Most Athletic (’56)

• Co-Captain of football team (’55-’56)

 

Tennis Achievements

(1988-Time of Induction)

• MS Tennis Association Male Player of the Year (’88)

• Gold Medal National Senior Olympics 55 Mixed Doubles with wife Sandra (’95, ‘97)

• Gold Medal National Senior Olympics 65 Mixed Doubles with Carolyn Henry (’01)

• Member, Mississippi Southern Senior Cup championship team (’00-’01)

• Ranked 8th in USA in 65 doubles with Albert Lyle (’04)

• Gold Medal National Senior Olympics 55 Mixed Doubles with Sandra Toler (’05)

• Captain and member men’s 65+ Senior Cup Team that won division three times in 4 years

• Five-time team memer Southern Section in National Intersectional Tournament age 65 division

• Quarterfinals doubles division in National 70’s Clay Court Championship

• Won twelfth Southern Tennis Association sectional doubles championship (’05)

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame (1996)

• Mississippi College Athletic Hall of Fame (1998)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2010)

 

Did You Know?

Ken Toler has won more tennis accolades than we can list. He has been ranked #1 every year in either singles, doubles, or both in his age division of Mississippi Tennis Association-sanctioned adult tournaments since 1967. Ken has seen tennis from a variety of perspectives as an umpire, linesman, and monitor at various tournaments

Toler has been active in his community having served as President of the Mississippi Tennis Association, the Downtown YMCA, the Mississippi College Alumni Association and the Mississippi Security Dealers Association.

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