(January 20, 2015) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF) will recognize four integral members of the tennis community on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. during the 28th Annual Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame celebration at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
The four individuals who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame are: Katrina Adams, USTA president and a former WTA professional player who ranked as high as No. 67 in singles and No. 8 in doubles, Mel DiGiacomo, a professional photographer who has had photographs published in Sports Illustrated and Tennis Week, among others, and has photographed at the US Open for several years, Bob Ingersole, tennis director at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. and president of JTF and Victoria Rogers McEvoy, a former Eastern junior player who was nationally ranked in the women’s top ten for two years and is a recent gold ball winner.
Proceeds from the celebration will benefit JTF, which provides scholarships and grants for junior and adaptive tennis players throughout the Eastern Section. At the event, two junior players will receive David N. Dinkins Scholarship Awards for their accomplishments both athletically and academically.
“This year we have four incredibly accomplished, deserving inductees who have made significant contributions to Eastern tennis,” Dick Scheer, Eastern Hall of Fame selection committee chairman said. “They will join an impressive group of prior inductees who have also made lasting contributions to the game of tennis.”
Since its inception in 1979, JTF has provided more than $2 million for programs and scholarships in the Eastern Section.
“The Junior Tennis Foundation has been an important supporter of USTA’s Eastern junior players and programs,”