Jane Brown Grimes

Born:
January 20, 1941
Place of Birth:
Newport, New York
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Contributor
Year of Induction:
2014

Growing up in New York, Jane Brown Grimes’ family made  a tradition of attending the U.S. Tennis Championships each year at the West Side Tennis Club, watching the morning’s first serve and staying after darkness fell. While she remembers it being the highlight of every summer, the annual family excursion was also the beginning of a lifelong commitment to tennis. Brown Grimes has selflessly dedicated her life to the growth of tennis around the world, having held leadership roles at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, the Women's Tennis Association, and the United States Tennis Association. She has also actively served on several committees for the International Tennis Federation. Among her many contributions, Brown Grimes helped build a strong foundation for the Hall of Fame, successfully led the WTA through a pivotal transition. She was at the helm of the USTA during a major period of growth, and oversaw successful US Opens and the launch of 10 & Under Tennis.

Contributions

  • Managing Director of WTA Tour Board
  • Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA - 2007
  • Helped launch USTA 10 & Under Tennis
  • Active Member of the Fed Cup Committee
  • Board Member, USTA Serves & Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association