Ned Eames is the President and co-founder, along with William "Bud" Schultz, of Tenacity, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1999, Tenacity helps underserved Boston and Worcester youth throughout the year by developing skills and character through literacy, tutoring, mentoring, and family engagement activities along with tennis and fitness. 95% of Tenacity Pathway students graduate from high school and 80% enroll in college or other approved post-secondary pursuits.[1]


In 2012 the International Tennis Hall of Fame awarded Eames the Samuel Hardy and Tennis Educational Merit Award.[2] The award is given to those who have made notable contributions in the field of tennis education at the national level while demonstrating leadership and creative skills in areas such as instruction, writing, organization and promotion of the game of tennis.

Playing careerEdit

Eames played on the ATP Satellite Tour from 1983–1985 and in 1984 was ranked 35th in world. In 2013, Eames was inducted into the USTA New England Hall of Fame.[3]


Eames was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from San Diego State University and was captain of its tennis team in 1982 and 1983. He received an MBA from Boston University. He was a top junior player and public school tennis star at Doherty Memorial High School, in Worcester.


  1. ^ Williams, Norm. "Non-profit tennis group aims to give at-risk kids confidence and success". Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  2. ^ Rice, Justin. "Tenacity Founder Ned Eames Honored by International Tennis Hall of Fame". Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Tenacity founder Eames selected for New England Tennis Hall of Fame". USTA New England. Retrieved 8 May 2013.