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Former President H.A. Ted Bailey Jr., Passes

January 23, 2019 06:13 PM

Howard Ashley Ted Bailey Jr., of Little Rock, passed away on January 21, 2019. He was born in Little Rock on July 12, 1924 to H.A. Ted Bailey, Sr. and Madeline S. Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia Mitchell Bailey; his brother, William Stanley Bailey; and his sister, Martha Bailey Dixon.

He was an avid tennis player and was the state seniors champion for 10 years. Dr. Bailey was President of  USTA Southern in 1974 and 1975.He served in various capacities in the USTA, USTA Arkansas and USTA Southern. He was the chairman of the USTA's Olympic committee when tennis became an Olympic sport. He was the chairman of the board of the Arkansas Tennis Patrons Foundation. He was inducted into both the Arkansas Tennis Hall of Fame and, in 1989, into the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame. 

Click here for his obituary.