Valerie Scott (tennis)

Valerie Eveline Scott (7 January 1918 – 1 April 2001) was an English tennis player.[2]

Valerie Scott
Full nameValerie Eveline Scott
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1918-01-07)7 January 1918[1]
Bedford, England
Died1 April 2001(2001-04-01) (aged 83)[1]
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Grand Slam singles results
Wimbledon4R (1939)
US OpenSF (1940)
Wimbledon JuniorW (1935)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon4R (1937)

Scott won the 1935 Junior Wimbledon Championship and competed in the 1936, 1937, 1938 and 1939 Championships, advancing to the fourth round of the 1937 mixed competition and again in the 1939 singles competition.[3] She was part of the British team that competed in the 1939 Wightman Cup.

In 1942, Scott was arrested in Florida, along with Margaret Schuyler Sternbergh, and accused of threatening Frances Lynch, a wealthy woman.[4] The pair had allegedly used threats to induce Lynch to hire Scott as her secretary.[4] The case was dismissed later that year, following Lynch's death.[5]

In 1951, Scott established the River Tennis Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[6] She managed the club and acted as the resident professional until her 1981 retirement.[6] In 1986, in recognition of her contributions to the sport, she was granted a Distinguished Service Award by the United States Professional Tennis Association.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Valerie E Scott (1918 - 2001)". Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Racquet Sports". Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Players Archive". The Championships, Wimbledon. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Judge Refuses to Free British Tennis Player". The Pittsburgh Press. United Press. 25 January 1942. p. 3:7. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Valerie Scott Case Ordered Dismissed". The Miami News. 16 July 1942. p. A:5. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b c DeHoog, Rosemary L. (1996). A History of the National Women's Committee of the United States Professional Tennis Association (through 1992) (PDF). Women’s Committee of the USPTA. p. 10.