DOUG BOSWELL

CLASS OF 2017
 

Doug Boswell was runner-up in the Junior High School State Championships.  He played high school tennis at Holland Hall in Tulsa.  In 1978 he was ranked #3 in Boys 18 Singles and #1 in Boys 18 Doubles in the Missouri Valley Section.  He played college tennis at the University of Tulsa and was the #1 singles player his sophomore through senior years.  The TU Menís tennis team won the NIT National Tournament his senior year in 1982.  He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He played professional tournaments in the U.S., Canada, and Europe for two years after college.  He was ranked #1 in Menís Singles in the Missouri Valley multiple years.  He won three USPTA Doubles National Championships and was runner-up twice in Singles.  In 1985, he was ranked #2 Nationally in Singles and #1 Nationally in Doubles for USPTA professionals.  He was Vice-President for the USPTA for the Missouri Valley and served on the USPTA National Board.  He was Vice-President for Juniors for the Oklahoma District and Chair of the Junior Committee for the Missouri Valley Section.  He has been a tournament director for numerous Oklahoma and Missouri Valley tournaments and coached the Tulsa Tennis Area Training Center for many years.  He worked at Shadow Mountain Racquet Club in Tulsa for 30 years eventually becoming the owner in 2011.  He has coached standout players such as David Martin, who played for Stanford and was ranked in the top 40 in doubles;  Lindsay Lee, who reached #34 on the professional tour;  and Joc Simmons, who won the NCAA Doubles Championships and played in the U.S. Open Doubles tournament.