APTA Honor Award: Carroll, Carver and Maizie Moore

Elfie Carroll, a New York State tennis champion in singles and doubles, won three National Women’s (1950, 1955 and 1958) and four straight Mixed (1949-1952) with her husband, a record that stood until 1982 when it was tied by Hilary Hilton Marold and Doug Russell. Her Women’s wins in 1955 and 1958 were all the more remarkable since she and her husband moved to eastern Long Island in 1952 where she had few opportunities to play. (Seminole Club, Forest Hills, NY).

Alexander (Zan) H. Carver, Jr. played on the amateur tennis circuit and was ranked as high as number eleven in 1944. He won the Men’s Nationals three straight times (1961-1963), the Mixed nationals in 1964 and the Men’s 45+ in 1963 and the Men’s 50+ in 1970. He was skilled at the half-volley and brought the center court theory of tennis doubles to the game. (Fox Meadow Tennis Club).

Mary A. (Maizie) Moore was part of the Childress dynasty at Fox Meadow Tennis Club and was a fine tennis player, competing successfully at state and national levels. She won six Women’s Nationals – five of them with sister Madge Beck – once the Women’s event was reinstituted in 1949 after a six-year hiatus. She also won the Mixed Nationals in 1946. (Fox Meadow Tennis Club).

Source: The APTA Paddle Newsletter – Annual Meeting, November 1970