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.


Susan Sloane - October 20, 2021

In today’s Legends of Kentucky tennis conversation, Dennis Emery talks with Susan Sloane.

Susan is simply the best player the state of Kentucky has ever produced.  She was a child prodigy who went from winning the National championships in the Girls 12 to being ranked top 20 in the world on the WTA Tour for three consecutive years. 

Susan talks about playing all four Grand Slams and her matches with Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Jennifer Capriati, Gabriella Sabatini , and Mary Jo Fernandez    Along the way she talks about the three high school championships she won as a sixth, seventh, and eighth grader.