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Harry Marpole

Year Inducted1994 HometownComo, Quebec

Major Accomplishments

Served on Tennis Canada’s Board of Directors for more than 10 years in the 1950s and 1960s.
President of the Board from 1954-57.


Harry Marpole was the president of the Canadian Lawn Tennis Association in the mid-50s and was an English-speaking Quebecer. Marpole was also the prime inspiration and source of background knowledge for the writing of “Advantage Canada” a tennis centenary book prepared in 1990 by Tennis Canada.

Marpole was a member of the inaugural Committee of the International Lawn Tennis Club of Canada when it was founded in 1965. A number of other Hall of Famers, Laird Watt, Walter Martin, Gilbert Nunns, Don Fontana, Francois Godbout, Lorne Maine and Bob Bedard were also members of that Committee.