George Amsden

Induction Class Of 2009

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In 1941, his senior year at Bristol High, he captained the school’s tennis team and was a member of its New England Championship basketball team. He went on to play basketball at Spring Hill College and was inducted posthumously into its Sports Hall of Fame in 1973.

He played basketball with the Bristol Tramps as well as other semi-pro teams. One of the highlights of his tennis career was serving as linesman at the1964 Wimbledon.

While playing in Bristol, he won more annual City Championships than any other male, claiming the crown on nine occasions. He also won 10 doubles and seven mixed doubles titles to his resume.

He was active with both the Connecticut and New England Tennis Associations for years, having served as president of the Connecticut organization. He also coached tennis at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington.

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