John L. “Jack” March

Induction Year: 1992 Sport: Meritorious Service

He brought big-time tennis to Cleveland by promoting the World Pro Championships 1959 through 1964. They were staged at the Shaker Racquet Club, Cleveland Skating Club, Lakewood Park and the old Cleveland Arena. John’s tournaments opened the door for Davis Cup matches in Cleveland by proving that Cleveland was a major “tennis town.”
(Deceased)