The Buffalo Tennis Hall of Fame was established in 2005 by Founder and President Todd Miller. The permanent home of the BTHOF is Miller Tennis Center where inductees’ plaques are prominently displayed, preserving their place in Buffalo tennis history.
Inaugural Class 2005: Jimmy Arias, Bobby Banck, Joe DiCarlo, Charlie Garfinkel, Clay Hamlin, Rev. Bob Hetherington, Dorothy & Marvin Krasner, Leo Kronman, Tom LaPenna, Ethel Marshall, Carol Kraus Martin, Todd Miller, Jack Sunderland.
Class of 2006: Mike Albano, Seth Bowen, Jack Castle, Cathy Farrell, Alex Gaeta, Pat Lord, Bob Mack, Terry McMahon, Karen Peterson Schleifer, Lou Schaefer, Rauno Suominen, Ken White, Mary McLean Wilson.
Class of 2007/08: Jeff Boychuck, Peter Braun, Bill Cole, Dirk Dugan, Englander Family, Rachel Epstein, Amy Ehrenreich Haller, Steve Korduba, Bea Massman, Bill Monkarsh, Art Richtand, Dan Schulefand, Cathy DiCarlo Zbieszkowski.
Class of 2011: Kelly Brown, John Brunner, Russ Crispell, Neil Simon, Jay Udwadia, Paul Walker
Class of 2014: Kevin Arias, David Loder, Bridget Merrick, Gene Miller, Ross Nwuachukwu, Lyndsay Shosho, Kathy Twist
Class of 2017: Antonio Arias, Jon Choboy, Rachel Cain Delpriore, Art & Jim Faturos, Gus Franczyk, TJ Klier, Michelle Mitchell, Andreea Novacaenu, Dave Russell, Chris Sadkowski, Nicholas Sargent, Dave & Peter Scamurra, Bill Schillings.
Buffalo Tennis Weekend
Presented by Miller Tennis Center and Sponsored by the Ideal You Weight Loss Center.
You are invited to a weekend of celebration:
Super Saturday, July 13th:
Miller Tennis Center ~
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tennis Exhibition Featuring WTA Tour Player - Lauren Davis
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tennis Party - Doubles Play, Food & Drinks, Live Music (pool will be open)
Sunday, July 14th:
Buffalo Tennis Night
Transit Valley Country Club ~
Featuring the induction of the BTHOF Class of 2019
Click on the forms below to get the details .
ATP singles #56, Grand Prix #40
Round of 16 at Wimbledon & French Open
Wins over Orantes & Higueras. Doubles Win over Borg & Connors
Ohio State University
MUNY & City Open Singles Champion
ATP singles #587, doubles #565
MUNY & City Open Champion in Singles, Doubles & Mixed same year - two consecutive years
UB all-time leader in combined wins. MAC Player of the Year
Four-time MUNY Open Singles Champion. City Open Singles Champion
Zimbabwe Men's National Singles Champion.
Boston College standout- NCAA nationally ranked #11 in doubles & #1 regionally
Buffalo Tennis Series Doubles Player of the Year
MURRAY "MURF" KLAUBER
Established world renown Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Original home to Nick Bollettieri Academy
ATP singles #683
Columbia University - NCAA Singles Quarterfinalist. Ranked #8 nationally Two time All-American. IVY League Player of the Year
Elite High Performance Coach. Sparring partner to Serena & Venus Williams Helped Coach Andy Roddick & Mary Pierce (at Macci's Academy) & other standouts
ROBERT LINDLEY MURRAY
International Tennis Hall of Fame. Won two US Championships, Forest Hills
Defeated Bill Tilden twice. #1 ranked American
RICH & RANDY ROCCHIO
Highest ranking ATP #1,561 in Doubles
RICH - Six MUNY Open Doubles titles & six City Open Doubles titles
Three time V.G. Series Singles Champion, Buffalo News Player of the Year
RANDY - UB #1 Singles & Doubles, City Open Doubles Champion.
Singles Finalist NYSPHSAA Tennis
Davidson College - 1st singles & doubles. NCAA national doubles ranked #19,
All Southern Conference
MUNY Champion, swept all open events in one year. Former High School All-American
CAROLYN MCGRATH SCHOPP
Baylor University, team captain Nationally ranked #42 doubles
Two time Buffalo News Player of the Year. MUNY Singles & Doubles Champion
USTA National Indoor Women's 30's Doubles Champion
Five- time MUNY Open Singles Champion. Seven-time MUNY Open Doubles Champion
MUNY HOF & Canisius College Athletic HOF (first tennis inductee)
ATP singles #728 doubles #649 Won three ATP/ITF doubles tournaments
St. Louis University. All-time leader singles & doubles wins
Captured 3 National Junior Titles
ATP singles #1,044, doubles #649
Two-time Buffalo News Player of the Year, Two- time Buffalo City Open Singles Champion
Holds five national senior titles