Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: John Powless

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Erected 2009 by the Friends and Family of John Powless
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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JOHN POWLESS
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.
The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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