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John Powless

 
 
John Powless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. John Powless Marker
Inscription. Born in Flora, IL in 1932, Powless played on the Flora High School basketball, tennis and football teams, and earned All-American status in tennis at Murray State University, where he also was a highly regarded basketball player. Powless studied pharmacy in college but made sports his career as an athlete, a coach, a TV commentator for NBC and ESPN and a businessman, owning and operating Powless Tennis Center in Madison, WI. In addition to his decades of achievement on the tennis circuit, he enjoyed success as a tennis and basketball coach at the college level. Powless was inducted to the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. Powless is a world class tennis player with over 600 titles to his name. He holds 26 world titles in singles, doubles and team play. He has won U.S. titles in every age group. In 2009, he won his 13th Australian title in singles, four USA singles and doubles titles and the South American Open singles and doubles. He was named International Player of the Year in 2000 and was named the U.S. Senior Player of the Millennium. Inducted 2009
 
Erected 2009 by Proudly Presented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by: the Friends and Family of John Powless.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker); Frederick C. Miller (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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