Hugh Thomson, Alabama & Georgia, inducted in 1999
- Grew up in Australia where he started playing tennis at age 7 and captured over 50 junior titles and 20 open titles
- Played college tennis at Mississippi State University where he had a 54-2 SEC record, won 3 SEC singles and 4 SEC doubles championships and led the team to a top 10 national ranking all 4 years
- Coached the men’s team at the University of Alabama-Birmingham to a Sunbelt Conference Championship and was twice named Sunbelt Conference Coach of the Year and later coached Auburn where his teams won 2 SEC championships and he was named the 1983 SEC Coach of the Year.
- Played national and international tournaments for the past 45 years and has improved with age, winning over 60 southern and national titles and earning the number 1 national ranking several times
- Played on many Southern Senior Cup teams and Southern Intersectional teams and has represented the United States over 20 times in national team competition
- A long time USTA volunteer at the local, state and section levels, he has made numerous contributions to the sport and is a USPTA professional and USTA referee
- Received the Alabama Tennis Family of the Year Award and has been inducted into the Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame and the Alabama Tennis Hall of Fame