Past Presidents

 

Nancy Reed, 1977-1979

Gladys Heldman, 1980-1982

Jane Crofford, 1983-1984

Carol Wood, 1985-1986

Susan Tully, 1987-1988

Dorothy Matthiessen, 1989-1990

Elaine Mason, 1991-1992

Irene Higbee, 1993-1994

Cammy Johnson/Janet McCutcheon, 1995-1996

Mary Lenore Blair, 1997-1998

Laurie Leach/Theo Shepherd, 1999-2000

Margaret Anderson, 2001-2002

Mary Wilson, 2003-2004

Carolyn Nichols, 2005-2006

Sue Bramlette, 2007-2009

Brenda Carter, 2009-2011

Sheila Weinstock, 2011-2013

Cindy Babb, 2013-2015

Kathy Langer, 2015-2017

HONORARY MEMBERS

 

Katrina Adams

Bob Bramlette

Friedrich Brenckman

Marie Ester Bueno

Mary Carillo

Chet and Kathy Checket*

Louise Brough Clapp*

Chris Evert

Howard Frazer

Shirley Fry Irvin

Billie Jean King

Betty Pratt*

Pam Shriver

Ralph Wilson*

 

* Deceased

IN REMEMBRANCE

Joan Lenore Kingsley, 1934 - 2016

Born in New York City, Joan was raised in Bronxville, and received BS, MS and PhD degrees in Physical Education from New York University. She obtained another MS degree in Counseling from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. She started her career as a physical education teacher, taught numerous health courses and coached field hockey, basketball, softball, and fencing at the State University College at Oneonta, NY. In 1969, Joan became the Director of Women’s Athletics and in 1975, Chairperson of the Dept. of Health & Physical Education. Joan was a highly regarded speaker on athletic issues and a strong advocate for women’s rights. The family requests that donations in Joan’s name be given to Coker United Methodist Church of San Antonio, TX or any animal rescue organization.

 

Charlotte E. (Betty) Rosenquest Pratt, 1925 - 2016

Betty passed away January 31, 2016 at the age of 90. Betty attended Rollins College and was a resident of Florida for 45 years. She was a professional tennis player before she retired. Betty was ranked in the top ten in the USA in 1951, 1954 and 1956 and was a Wimbledon and US Nationals singles semifinalist in 1954 and 1956 respectively. She is a former US Wightman and Federation Cup captain. She won the US Nationals doubles title in 1956, the precursor of the US Open. A member of the Hall of Fame of Rollins College (Sports), USTA Florida, Women’s ITA and USTA Eastern, Betty was also the co-founder of the National Senior Women’s Tennis Association. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

 

Betty Eisenstein, 1923 - 2016

Betty Eisenstein grew up playing tennis on a clay court in Rye, New York. She played for fun at college and kept playing as she raised a family and excelled as a published history professor at several major universities. Betty and her husband Julian landed in the District of Columbia in the 1970s, where she discovered competitive tennis. She earned her first national No. 1 ranking at age 65 and was best in the world at age 74. She hit her stride in tennis in the 75s, where she dominated for many years. In 2003, she won a grand slam, taking the national grass, hard, clay, and indoor court singles championships, a feat she repeated in 2004. Betty was a 1999 inductee into the Mid Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame. She competed through last May in the 90s.