“I will persist until I succeed.”
Kappner “Kappie” Clark Boles
Class of 2011
Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame, 2006
GPS Chattanooga Athletic Hall of Fame, 2006
Lookout Mountain Hall of Fame, 2018
Kappner “Kappie” Clark Boles played varsity tennis at University of Virginia serving as team Captain and chosen as MVP in her fourth season, 1979-1980. A highlight of Boles playing career was winning two Bronze balls in the National Super Senior Father- Daughter Championship for 2004 and 2008 with her father Warren K. Clark (Class of 1993). As a tennis coach, Boles led the St. John's girls’ tennis team as their head coach to their first ever state championship in 2000. From 2008-2009, she was Head Tennis Pro at the Chattanooga Golf Country Club. Now a resident of Houston, Texas, Boles is a proud team member of the Houston Racquet Club Hookers and winner of the HRS's Open Championship team. The team was the HLTA Division winners the fall of 2014, fall 2015, spring 2016, spring 2018.
Boles credits her late father Warren Clark who she calls “one of the greatest masters of the game” as her most important tennis mentor. Boles says one of her favorite tennis memories is winning the Mississippi Valley Open Championships with her sister Sholar Clark Howard in 1996. Her family took home the Tennessee Tennis Family of the Year award in 1974.
Boles earned an MBA from Columbia Business School of New York in 1983. As President of Kappner C. Boles LLC Institutional Equities Sales for twenty-three years, Boles retired in 2008. Her community service endeavors include working with the Volunteer Business Plan Adviser and Executive for the Prison Entrepreneurship Program since 2013. She has also served as a board member of the Girls Club of Dallas since 1996. Boles organized and played in several Sunshine Kids Tennis Tournaments to benefit MD Anderson Pediatric Cancer patients. She has been a past board member of the Houston Racquet Club, Houston Ladies Tennis Association and is a Lifetime member of the USTA and the National Senior Women's Tennis Association.