Bud Radcliffe

Atlee “Bud” Radcliffe had six decades of tennis excellence, beginning as a talented youth player, progressing on to Washington and Lee University and then into the masters level. He won his first tournament in 1935 and continued winning into the 1980s. He was a nationally ranked doubles player with his partner Hall of Fame cohort Lloyd “Slugger” Rice. An organizer and charter member of the Frederick Tennis Club, Western Maryland Patrons, and the Tuscarora Club, Radcliffe was a community leader, serving as a volunteer with more than a dozen agencies. He was a remarkable athlete and an inspiration to players of all ages.