Welby Van Horn inducted into USPTA’s Hall of Fame

October 6, 2008

Welby Van Horn of Lake Worth, Fla., becomes part of an elite group as a grand inductee in the United States Professional Tennis Association Hall of Fame. Van Horn has been involved in many facets of tennis as a player and coach. He was officially recognized and inducted at the USPTA’s annual awards breakfast during the USPTA World Conference on Tennis Sept. 15-20 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, Calif. The Houston-based USPTA Hall of Fame serves as a place to honor excellence in the tennis profession and commitment to USPTA, the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals.

His career as a coach has spawned institutions such as the Welby Van Horn Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., and Welby Van Horn tennis programs in a number of locations. The teaching system he developed is still used today and it is featured in his recent book “The Secrets of the Tennis Master.”