William E. Pardoe (1912 – 1978)

Former paddle champion and Hall of Fame member Bill Pardoe died on February 10 at his home in Stratton, VT, at the age of 62.

A graduate of Brigham Young University and Fordham Law School, he was senior vice president and senior financial officer for the Union Carbide Corporation.

Bill Pardoe and his partner, George Harrison, won the National Men’s Doubles championship in 1956 and again in 1960. He won the National Mixed Doubles with Charlotte Lee in 1965. In the Senior Men’s Doubles, he and his partner George Lowman won the championship three years in a row – 1966, ’67 and ’68.

In 1969, William Pardoe received the APTA Honor Award given to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the game of platform tennis.

Source: Paddle Talk, Vol. 3 No. 5 (April-May)