Gene Scott

Born:
December 28, 1937
Died:
March 20, 2006
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Contributor
Year of Induction:
2008

Gene Scott coveted a far reaching influence in the world of tennis and more than lived up to his lofty aspirations. As a player, he competed in Davis Cup for the United States and made it to the semifinals of the U.S. National Championships. Off the court, he served as tournament director at the Grand Prix Masters among many other events and became “the conscience of the game” for over 30 years as founder, editor, publisher, and columnist at Tennis Week magazine. Scott altered the sport with the clarity of his vision.

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1963, 1965

Contributions

  • Founder and Publisher of Tennis Week magazine
  • Tournament director of more than 200 men’s and women’s tournaments
  • Served as a player agent
  • President of the Eastern Tennis Association 1971-72
  • President of International Lawn Tennis Association 1965-2006
  • President of United States International Lawn Tennis Club 1976-1998
  • Vice President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame 1981-1997
  • Counsel to the US Open 1971-75
  • Member of the USTA Board of Directors 1995-96

	

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