OKLAHOMA TENNIS HALL OF FAME

      

HISTORIC PICTURES AND ARTICLES
 

PICTURES

 

ARTICLES

     


Don McNeill from Chickasha coming back from two sets down to
defeat Bobby Riggs 7-5 in the fifth set in the finals of the 1940 U.S. Open.
Don also won the 1939 French Open Singles and Doubles.
 


Tom McSpadden (middle) and Bobby Riggs (right)
1942, Hawaii



1934 picture of Ray, Tom, and Vance McSpadden
 


Billy Buckley winning both the Adult and Junior Texas Sectional in 1959
 


Central High School Tennis Team
Muskogee, Oklahoma - 1960
 


Phil Carter - Francis Baxter   8-26-1961
Oklahoma Closed Tennis Tournament
 


Left to Right:  Sandy Barger, Pat Mehring, Jimmy Hill,
Sheryl Barger, Bruce Barger, Becky McNeese, Bill Meek
1963 Ponca City Open
 


Northwest Classen High School Tennis Team - 1964
Roger Dabney, Joe Walcher, Coach David Hoke, Richard Perry, Jim Cobb
 


Ray Morris, Francis Baxter, Ellen Scheer  12-3-1964
 


Debbie Boring, Francis Baxter, and Lynn Davis
Oklahoma Open Tennis Tournament  6-2-1965



1966 Seminole High School Invitational
Francis Baxter, Bob Williams, Dewey Allen, Gene Land, Wally Smith
 


The University of Oklahoma Tennis Team - 1966
Left to Right:  Mike McSpadden, Vance McSpadden,
Steve Stockton, Hal McCoy, Jim Cobb, Dick Gilkey, Coach Jerry Keen


Harding High School Tennis Team - 1966
Left to Right:  Francis Baxter, Jim Thompson, Steve Boudreau,
Drew Moore, Blaine McCown, Bill Gonso, Brian Mitchell
 


Harding High School Tennis Team - 1967
Left to Right:  Francis Baxter, John Holt, Blaine McCown,
Frank Thompson, Chris Walker, Steve Boudreau, Brian Mitchell
 


Francis Baxter and the Missouri
Valley Leadership  10-8-1968
 


Francis Baxter - Andy Rheinberger
Oklahoma Closed Tennis Tournament   8-24-1969
 


1973 Executive Committee of the
United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA),
now called the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

Francis Baxter in center of third row up.
 


Left to Right:  Leonard Scott, Bill Nelson, Dick Peters, Kip Walls
Oklahoma Open Tennis Tournament   5-29-1975

 


Francis Baxter receiving the new Volunteer Award
from the United States Tennis Association -   April, 1988



Francis Baxter - 1989 Olympic Festival Tennis Coordinator

 


Dick Gilkey, Dewey Allen


Francis Baxter, Dewey Allen
 


Keith Marshall


Bill Nelson, Dewey Allen, Kenny Nelson
 


Dick Gilkey, David Bryant, Patsy Rippy-Bond, Gend Land  -  December, 2000
 

 

1.  Click here to view the May 1, 1938, article from the Muskogee Daily Phoenix newspaper on the McSpadden and Kisner families' tennis participation at Northeastern State Teachers College.

2.  Click here to view the results of a junior tournament with Vance McSpadden Sr. believed to have been held in the 1930s.

3.  Click here to view the results of a junior tournament with Tom McSpadden believed to have been held in the 1930s.

4.  Click here to view the results of a tournament with Ray McSpadden and Vance McSpadden Sr. believed to have been held in the 1930s.

5.  Click here to view the dual match results between Northeastern State Teachers College and Central Teachers College believed to have been held in the mid 1930s.

6.  Click here to view the newspaper article on the Muskogee Tennis Club Tournament believed to have been held in the mid 1930s.

7.  Click here to view partial results of the fifth annual Eastern Oklahoma Open Tennis Tournament believed to have been held in the 1930s.

8.  Click here to view more results of the fifth annual Eastern Oklahoma Open Tennis Tournament believed to have been held in the 1930s.

9.  Click here to see the dual match results between Northeastern State Teachers College and Arkansas University believed to have been in the 1930s.

10.  Click here to view partial results of the 1940 Arkansas City Invitation Tennis Tournament.

11.  Click here to see the dual match results between Central High School in Muskogee and Seminole in the early 1960s.

12.  Click here to see more dual match results between Central High School in Muskogee and Tahlequah and Tulsa Rogers in the early 1960s.

13.  Click here to see partial results of the 1961 Oklahoma Closed Tennis Tournament.

14.  Click here to see results of Patsy Rippy and the 1961 Oklahoma Closed Tennis Tournament.

15.  Click here to see Patsy Rippy and other 1961 Henryetta Open results.

16.  Click here to see the results of the 1963 Ponca City Open Tennis Tournament.

17.  Click here to see the seedings for the 1965 State High School Tennis Tournament.

18.  Click here to see the results of the 1966 Norman Open Tennis Tournament.

19.  Click here to read a 1966 article on Janet Thomas winning the Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament.

20.  Click here to read a 1967 article on the Annual USLTA meeting in Puerto Rico where several Oklahomans including Patsy Rippy, Kathleen Kraft, and Janet Thomas were being considered for national rankings.

21.  Click here to see Richard Perry and other 1967 Oklahoma City Closed Tennis Tournament results.

22.  Click here to see the results of the 1968 Norman Open Tennis Tournament.

23.  Click here to see the results of the 1969 Oklahoma Closed Tennis Tournament.

24.  Click here to see the results of the 1970 Missouri Valley Sectional Tournament.

24.  Click here to read a 1970 article on Janet Thomas winning three age divisions at the Southern Tennis Tournament.

25.  Click here to read a 1971 article on Janet Thomas considering foregoing turning pro to attend college.

26.  Click here to read a 1972 article on Janet Thomas being accepted into the Tulsa Tennis Club Invitational Tournament.

27.  Click here to read two articles on Janet Thomas being selected for the Junior Wightman Cup in 1973.

 

 

 

 

 

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