Class of 2016
A native of Chattanooga, Eric Voges was TSSAA state doubles champion in 1979 and 1980 while he was a student at the McCallie School. He played on the University of Tennessee team from 1982 to 1985, winning the SEC Indoor Singles title at No. 6 when he was a sophomore. Voges was captain of the Men’s team in 1984 and 1985. After graduating with a B.S. in Finance, Voges worked as an assistant tennis pro at the Knoxville Racquet Club for one year and then returned to the McCallie School, where he has developed a remarkable record as a high school tennis coach. He is Varsity Tennis Coach, Director of Tennis Operations, and Director of the Strang/Voges Tennis Center, a state-of-the-art tennis teaching facility. Under Voges’ leadership, the McCallie Tennis Team has compiled an enviable record of nine state championships (1989, 1991, 1994, 2000, 2006-2009, and 2017). It is in the top tier of several categories including high schools with the Most Singles Champions (1976, 1977, and 2000), Most Doubles Champions (1989, 1991, 2006, and 2008 of his tenure), Most Team State Championships (1991, 1994, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009), and Most Consecutive Team State Championships (2006 through 2009). Voges is currently first vice-president of USTA Tennessee and served as president of the state office in the early 2000s. He has served as Chair of the High Performance Task Force for USTA Southern and on the USTA Southern Nominating Committee.