Jim Flynn
Jim Flynn
  • Oregon State High School Singles champion 1950 – Central Catholic High School.
  • Oregon State High School Doubles champion with Mike Walsh 1949.
  • Member of University of Portland Tennis team 1952-1955, Singles 67-3, Doubles 68-2.
  • Oregon State Doubles runner-up with Hugh Findlay to Sam Lee & Emery Neale in 1955.
  • Portland City Doubles Champion – 1954, 1955, 1963.
  • Portland Tennis Center Association Executive Secretary from 1970 – 1981.
  • First Tennis Director, Portland Bureau of Parks, served from 1981 – 1998.
  • Tournament Director for Oregon High School 4A Boys Tennis championships from 1971 to 1997.
  • Tournament Director for various sanctioned junior events in Portland from 1975 – 1985.
  • In 1984, brought USTA Schools Program to Portland, working with USTA clinicians and local Physical Education leaders.

Honors

  • Portland Parks Olmsted Award, 1983
  • National Community Services Award by USTA, 1984
  • Oregonian Banquet of Champions Merit Award, 1990
  • National Excellence in Programming Award by USTA, 1997
  • Greater Portland Tennis Council Community Service Award, 1991
  • Member of the University of Portland Athletic Hall of Fame, 1994
  • USTA/PNW NJTL Chapter of the year, 1996
  • Member of the Central Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame, 1996

Related Article
Portland’s “Mr Tennis” Has Served City Well (Jim Flynn), Oregonian, Laura Gunderson, 1/15/1998

Document Source: Sam Lee, 1995 & Historical Committee, 2003