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Réjean Genois

Year Inducted1999 HometownLaval, Quebec

Major Accomplishments

First Canadian to crack the Top 100 singles rankings on the ATP World Tour.
Finished the 1978 season as the No.1 Canadian singles player for the second time in three years.
Davis Cup team member between 1974-83.
Top 10 player in the Tennis Canada rankings between 1972-82.
Ranked No. 1 in Canada in 1976.
Career-high ATP World Tour ranking of No. 89 in July of 1978.
Inducted into the Québec Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.


Rejean Genois was an extremely accomplished player both nationally and internationally. He was ranked No. 1 in Canada in 1976 and 1978 then became the No. 2 ranked Canadian in the nation.

Internationally, he was a member of the Florida State University tennis team where he attended school from 1970-1974. After his days of competing in college tennis in the United States, he came back to Canada to play on the Davis Cup team for 10 years from 1974-1983 posting an even record of 13 wins and 13 losses.

He advanced to the third round of the 1978 US Open defeating Sandy Mayer on the way. Genois also competed in the 1979 French Open and Wimbledon championships as he made it into the main draw. He was the first Canadian to crack the Top 100 singles ranking on the ATP World Tour.

Genois played in the Canadian Open in 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1982. In 1978 he won his first ever singles match at the Canadian Open, as he defeated Robin Drysdale of Great Britain in straight sets.

Genois was named Athlete of the Year in Québec City in 1973. He was elected to the Sports Hall of Fame of Laval in 1997 and to the Québec Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998. Genois is married to Marie Falardeau and is the father of two children, Annie and Maxime. He is currently the president of the Québec Tennis Federation and has been since 1989.

In 1999 Genois was also inducted into the Québec Sports Hall of Fame.