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Former Competitive Tennis Tiger Nominated

Mike Eden '86 to be Inducted in January

Submitted on September 10, 2018

Mike Eden, Class of 1986, is one of two nominated into the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame. An announcement of the nominations comes from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Kentucky.

Eden currently serves as Vice President on the USTA Kentucky Board of Directors, chair of the Marketing Committee, and serves on a Southern Section committee and subcommittee. He played competitively at Elizabethtown High School and Georgetown College and continued his competitive play in USTA Tournaments and Adult League Tennis. Eden has coached, officiated, volunteered, and is a founding member of the Kentucky High School Tennis Coaches Association.

In its release, USTA noted that Eden is an avid collector of tennis memorabilia and a founding member of the Tennis Collectors of America along with being a collaborative author of “The History of Tennis in Louisville and Kentucky”.

“I am very thankful for being nominated and deeply honored to be recognized by the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame Committee. It is a thrill to be selected as an inductee of such a distinguished tennis group,” states Eden in the release.

The other nominee is Matthew Emery, currently the Director of Tennis at Kennesaw State University, who successfully competed at the collegiate level at the University of Kentucky.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Louisville.

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