CLASS OF 2010
Curtis Richmond was born in Odessa, Texas, in 1945 and raised in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He played basketball, football, and tennis in high school. His Shawnee High School tennis team won the State Championship twice and he was the State High School Singles Champion in 1963. His high school singles and doubles record was 82-4. He was Junior and Senior Class President of Shawnee High School and was selected its Most Valuable Basketball Player and Best All-Around Athlete his Senior year. As a Junior Player in Oklahoma, he won over 100 Singles & Doubles Titles.
He played college tennis at Southeastern State University in Durant, Oklahoma, where he was the Oklahoma Collegiate Conference Singles Champion in 1967 and the Doubles Champion in 1966 and 1967. He was twice named to the NAIA All-American team and selected to play in the Pan-American Games in 1967. He was inducted into the Southeastern Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.
Curtis served in the United States Army from 1967-1970. His tours of duty included Vietnam and Berlin. He was a member of the 1970 All-Army Tennis Team where he was Doubles Champion and Singles Runner-Up.
He was Manager and Head Tennis Professional at Tulsa Southern Tennis Club and, later, at Summerfield Racquet Club in Oklahoma City. He moved to Houston, Texas, in 1980 to manage the Olde Oaks Racquet Club. Curtis passed away February 6, 2014.