Stan Smith - Inducted in 2021

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the Tim Heckler USPTA Hall of Fame Award to Stan Smith of Hilton Head, SC (Southern Division). Stan began his illustrious tennis career with four goals. First, to become a member of the Davis Cup team, become the best tennis player in the United States, win Wimbledon, and become the best player in the world. He accomplished that and so much more. From 1971 to 1973, he won the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and 7 out of 11 major tournaments. Stan is a 36-year USPTA Professional and, since retiring as a player, spends his time teaching and mentoring tennis players at the Smith-Stearns Academy in Hilton Head, SC. In addition, Stan is an author and is the namesake for Adidas’s Stan Smith sneaker.