Ned Caswell


Ned Caswell

Class of 2017

Tennessee Tennis Hall of Fame, 2013

Southern Tennis Hall of Fame, 2017

Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame, 2017

As a 1987 graduate of Furman University, Ned Caswell’s college tennis career included being a two-time All-American, being named as the Southern Conference MVP, and reaching the NCAA singles quarterfinals.  He won the Southern Conference singles title in 1986 and 1987 and was a member of the 1987 USTA Junior Davis Cup team.

After college, Caswell turned professional reaching a career high ATP World Tour ranking of no. 200.  Playing on the national senior circuit, Caswell won 16 gold balls and held the no. 1 world ranking in singles and doubles in men’s 35s for 1999-2000. In 1999, he was the world champion in singles and doubles, and again in 2001 for doubles.  At the close of his professional playing career, Caswell began coaching at Anderson College in South Carolina and later at the Baylor School (Chattanooga) leading to numerous TSSAA titles. At Anderson College, Caswell was twice named National Coach of the Year and in 2010, he was named Best of Preps Coach of the Year. 

As the General Manager and Director of tennis at Manker Patten Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Caswell developed a strong junior program that focuses on family involvement.  He continues to reside in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.