Randall to be inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

OleMissLogoTwenty-five years after he helped put Ole Miss tennis in the national spotlight, Tupelo native Dave Randall will be inducted into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame on Jan. 11, 2014 in Jackson.

Randall was a two-time All-SEC selection and an All-America honoree in doubles. He earned a top 10 ranking two years and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships in 1988. Randall and his teammate, Jamie Booras were the first tennis All-Americans at the university.

He won three SEC titles in his career at Ole Miss, including the 1988 No. 1 singles crown, and helped lead the Rebels to their first NCAA Team Championship appearance in 1989.

Randall spent nine years on the ATP Tour. He is currently the director of tennis at River Hills Tennis Club in Jackson.

  • Stan Wheeler

    Congatulations Dave ! You were the best player that I ever had to face during my high school tennis career. It’s still hard for me to believe that I was able to serve 5 aces when we played each other at Columbus Caldwell HIgh School back in 1983. I was watching Wimbleton one year and said to myself…. that guy looks familiar…. quite an accomplishment for a tennis player from Tupelo,MS to
    be playing men’s doubles at Wimbleton. I would say that Dave Randall is probably the best tennis player ever to come out of the state of Mississippi and he/we should all be proud of his accomplishments.