Alan Schwartz Inducted into Tennis Industry Hall of Fame

Alan G. Schwartz of Highland Park, Ill., was honored during the Tennis Forum as the sole 2009 inductee of the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Schwartz, who continues to serve the sport in various capacities, founded Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago and the Tennis Corporation of America. Among his many positions in the industry, he was the USTA president and chairman of the board for two years. He also penned the USTA’s mission: “To promote and develop the growth of tennis.”

Schwartz joins Dennis Van der Meer and Howard Head in the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame, who were the inaugural inductees last year. Plaques recognizing all three are on display in space donated by the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.

“I love tennis. I love the sport. I love this industry and I love being a contributor,” said Schwartz. “You have my promise that I will continue with undiminished passion to give back to this game I cherish.”


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