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Nomination Process and Selection Criteria

  1. Nominee must be a minimum of 25 years of age. 

  2. Nominee must be a resident of Kentucky for a minimum of 10 years. 

  3. Nominee may be a player, coach, organizer or referee/umpire. 

The Hall of Fame Committee may induct up to three persons per year. To be elected a candidate must receive more than one-half of the votes possible by the committee. Nominations are perpetual. If your candidate is not selected in the year submitted, they are considered each year thereafter and may be inducted in the future.  

Please submit nomination by July 15 for first consideration that calendar year. 

The following information will need to be included in the online submission form, so please gather this information prior to beginning the online submission process.


COMPETITIVE PLAY: Highlight competitive accomplishments in the following age groups.  Include individual and team/league performance as appropriate reflecting the year of the competition and the result. Include Kentucky, Southern, and National ranking as applicable.


  • Junior and high school tennis

  • College tennis

  • Adult tennis: age 19 to 49

  • Senior tennis: age 50+


The committee is interested in the quality of play, the quantity of competitive play, and the length of nominee’s competitive play.


TEACHING/COACHING: Include information on the type of facility [club, school, public park, etc.] and location of the coaching/teaching facility.  Include the length of time teaching/coaching at each facility. If the nominee has coached well-known, successful players, name them.

OFFICIATING: This category includes referees, umpires, and lines persons. Show the length of time as an official and level of play at which he/she officiated: local, state, southern, and national.


ADMINISTRATION/ORGANIZATION: Describe the nominee's activities supporting tennis. List the organizations, job titles, and length of time in each position and significant accomplishments in the support of tennis.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AND/OR ORGANIZERS: List the tournaments, league playoffs the nominee has managed. Include the name of the tournament, the locations, and the years these competitions were held.


Finally, please feel free to add any personal comments along with photos, newspaper or magazine articles supporting the nomination. Document upload option available.

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