Legends of Kentucky Tennis Podcast


The Legends of Kentucky Tennis, The Hall of Fame Series is an intimate conversation with Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame inductees.  Conversations recalling memories and insight to tennis in Kentucky today hosted by the University of Kentucky former Head Tennis Coach of over 30 years, Dennis Emery.  Under Coach Emery's leadership, his team made 23 NCAA appearances with 11 Sweet 16 and 4 Elite Eight finishes   His team also saw three Final Fours at the National Team Indoor.


Dennis is a Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame member and a prolific promoter of tennis in Kentucky  he also served as tournament director for 18 years for the  National Collegiate Team Indoor Championships in Louisville and was the founder of the 28 years and running 100k Lexington Pro Circuit Challenger.


Charles Beckman - August 3, 2021

In today’s Legends of Kentucky tennis conversation, Dennis Emery talks with Charles Beckman.

Beckman went from a multiple Joe Creason Jr. Tournament winner to a two-time state high school champion as a junior.

Beckman moved on to have a great career at Texas which saw him make all American three times and reach the NCAA doubles final.

As a pro Beckman reach top 50 in the world and successfully competed at all four grand slams something he talks about in this podcast.

He finishes by sharing his thoughts on coaching his daughter Carrie, a three-time state high school champion and has committed to play tennis at the University of Notre Dame.