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Nancee Weigel
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1998 Individual Award Winner


 

Recognized as one of the top women platform tennis players in the U.S., Weigel has made a name for herself throughout the tennis world. 

After graduating from Centralia High School in 1971, she moved through the ranks in college tennis and in 1973, was nominated for consideration as “Outstanding Athlete of America”. She went on to become women’s tennis coach at the University of Maryland (1975-77), establishing the first scholarship program for women’s tennis there.

The years 1977 through 1980, she played professional tennis, participating in the Virginia Slims and Avon Future tours. She also played in the French Open (1977), Wimbledon (singles and doubles) in 1977, 1978, 1979 and U.S. Open 1976 through 1979. 

These tours and tournaments took her tennis game to Europe, Japan, Brazil and throughout the U.S. Weigel received the Karen Krantzcke Award for outstanding woman tour player from the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1979.

Moving on from the pro-tennis scene in 1982, she hosted the “Tennis Anyone” television series, in nine 30 minute segments, seen throughout the U.S. She also served as tennis delegate to the U.S. Olympic Committee, and was also a member of the U.S. Clay Courts Committee. 

In 1987, she was the Tournament Director for the $75,000 Virginia Slims of Indianapolis. In 1994-96 she developed divisions and round robin competition for approximately 250 men and women for the Indianapolis Platform Tennis Association. 

Weigel has been recognized as one of the top female public speakers and clinicians in women’s sports.


 

 

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