CLASS OF 2016
Pancho Walthall has served as the Head Tennis Professional at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa since 1981. During his 36-year tenure at Southern Hills, he has taught tennis to hundreds of players of all levels, conveying a true passion for the game to his students. He has helped to develop one of the most comprehensive private club tennis programs in the state, including a strong junior program and an extensive schedule of events for adults. Six Southern Hills teams coached by Pancho reached the national finals in World Team Tennis and USTA team competition, including the 1991 Womenís 5.0 USTA National Champion.
During his playing career, Walthall was consistently ranked in the top 15 nationally in juniors and several times ranked in the top 50 in the U.S. in Menís Singles. He attended Trinity University 1969-72 and was a member of Trinityís 1972 National Championship team. He played professionally from 1972-76, playing in several of the major championships including Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. He reached the third round of Wimbledon in 1973. He won National USPTA Singles titles in 1974 and 1975 and the USPTA Doubles Championship in 1976.