The USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame is a virtual place of recognition for the tennis community to visit online and support through our annual dinner. It was created in 1988, first as a dinner to honor individuals who have excelled at growing the game of tennis. Founders, Harry Marmion and Alex Aitchison developed the USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame with two objectives: to honor friends of the game and as fund raising initiative for young players. Each year there is a black tie dinner saluting our honorees. Inductees such as Arthur Ashe, John & Patrick McEnroe, Billy Talbert, Alastair B. Martin, Althea Gibson, Mary Carillo, Vitas Gerulaitis, The Honorable David Dinkins, Barbara Williams and Eugene L. Scott have all been honored at our annual event to name just a few.

There are two nomination categories:

Player category
Players are nominated on their records of outstanding competitive achievements with consideration given to sportsmanship and character.

Non-player category
This category honors individuals including volunteers, writers, umpires, coaches and others who have made outstanding contributions to the USTA/Eastern Section at any given time. There is no age restriction.

You can nominate a candidate for our Hall of Fame. (Persons nominated must have a 10-year minimum residence within the USTA/Eastern section at any given time. There is no age restriction.