Dick Covington

Year Inducted: 
1977
Category: 
Amateur
Hometown: 
Asheville, NC
Highlights: 
  • Won Asheville City Open title a record nine times
  • Played at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s first tennis team to capture the national team championship
  • Won the North of England Championship in doubles in 1929
  • Played in Wimbledon and the French Open in 1929
  • Longtime tournament director for the historic Asheville Open
  • Key volunteer to create the Western NC Tennis Association
  • Inducted into the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995