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
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
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.
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
has been recognized as one of the top
female public speakers and clinicians in