James Pressly (1940-41)

James Pressly (1940-41) was the fourth president of the association, and he was a club pro for Jupiter Island Club in Florida and Bedford Golf and Tennis Club in New York for more than 30 years. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during WWII. Before he was a teaching professional, Pressly earned a master’s degree in history from Columbia University. All five of his children played college tennis and two went on to earn national titles.