Wilton McKinney, South Carolina, inducted in 1997
- An active junior player and captain of both the Greenville High School and University of South Carolina tennis teams
- Considered the patriarch of South Carolina tennis as the first volunteer to become involved in the sport at the local, state, sectional and national levels
- Served as Director of Tennis at Greenville Country Club where the center court is named in his honor
- Volunteer tennis coach at Greenville High School for 25 years, winning 16 state championships, 3 Southern championships and finishing third in the nation twice.
- Served as President of the South Carolina Tennis Association, on the Southern Tennis Association Executive Committee, chaired the STA Umpire’s Committee, served on numerous other state, section and national committees, coached the Junior Davis Cup team and refereed the South Boys Open
- Became the first person inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 1982 and in 1986 the state established the Wilton McKinney Award in his honor, the state’s highest junior award
- Attended every Southern Tennis Association Annual Meeting for over 50 consecutive years, did extensive work to document the history of Southern tennis and was awarded the USTA Southern Jacobs Bowl