Ann Hutcheson Price


Anne Hutcheson Price

Class of 2007

Metro Nashville Sports Hall of Fame, 2006

Vanderbilt University Sports Hall of Fame, 2010

Hillsboro High School Sports Hall of Fame, 2013

  Anne Price’s singles tennis career began at Nashville, Tennessee’s Hillsboro High School. Price was the Tennessee Open WS Winner in 1966, a TSSAA Regional and State Champion as well as a NIL Champion in 1968. Continuing tennis at Vanderbilt University from 1968 to 1971, she was no. 1 singles and doubles for Vanderbilt Women’s Tennis and Co-Captain of the team in 1971. For 1969-1971 she was the Tennessee State Women’s Collegiate Champion in singles and in doubles for 1969. After college, Price was Head Pro at Mountain Brook Club in Birmingham, Alabama from 1972-74 before returning to Nashville. In 1974 she was a Virginia Slims competitor and Tennessee Women’s singles state closed champion. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Price successfully played in both singles and doubles tournaments in Tennessee and the southeastern region. Price has been active in tennis service as a member of the Nashville Tennis Patrons, Tennessee Tennis Association, and a member of the USTA since her teenage years. She served as a state ranking chairman for the Tennessee Tennis Association for several years in the late 1980s. She is currently a member of the National Senior Women's Tennis Association. She has served on numerous civic, charitable, sports, medical, and professional organizations and committees in the Nashville community. Price has been a recipient of the Joe Davis Award and the Sportsmanship Trophy/Southern Women's Collegiate Championships. Price earned an M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1978 and trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She currently works for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as the Associate Dean for Medical Alumni Affairs One of her fondest tennis memories includes capturing her first Tennessee Women's State Open Championship at the age of 16. She cites this win as a major breakthrough for her confidence to continue competing in both juniors and adult level tournaments. Ten years later in 1976, she captured her first Adult Southern Championship (Closed) while a medical student. Price credits her brother Robert Hutcheson as a major influence on her game saying her “patiently taught me the fundamentals of the game, encouraged me to try harder, and never wavered in his support.” Price says she appreciates that tennis has given her a dedication to fitness and a wonderful circle of tennis friends.