San Diego Hall of Fame Inductees


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Cathy Anderson

Cathy Anderson was born in 1942 in Dayton, Ohio. She learned how to play tennis when she was 6 years old and, as she improved, she began playing competitively. She attended Cal Berkeley with a major in economics. After three years of working a 9-5 job, Anderson decided to teach tennis, first in Danville, and then Oakland. When she moved to San Diego in 1985, she was hired at the San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club and worked there as one of its certified pros for several years until she branched out and began teaching on her own. Her resume includes:


• USPTA Senior Player of the Year in 1990

• Women’s 50’s World Singles Champion in 2006

• To date, she has won 30 USTA Gold Balls, 58 Silver Balls, and 24 Bronze Balls

• She has been selected to represent the U.S. on 22 International Teams

• SoCal Senior Tennis Hall of Fame inductee

• Dayton Sports Hall of Fame inductee


Besides tennis, Anderson loves animals. She has been a volunteer at Sea World, caring for many of their penguins. Currently, Anderson breeds and trains chocolate labradors. She travels all over competing in obedience and agility trials with her dogs.



Roz King

Roz King is a doer. She was born in Quincy, California, but grew up in Oroville. Always athletic, Roz was a member of the Girls Athletic Association. She played field hockey (not tennis), and was a drum majorette for Oroville High School. Roz also excelled in the classroom. She was a member of the California Scholastic Federation, and the Latin Club.

Roz received a full scholarship to the Kaiser School of Nursing and graduated in 1959 as a registered nurse. After moving to San Diego in 1969, Roz continued her vocational education. She earned her Nurse Practioner degree and license, as well as her Bachelor and Master degrees in 1974. Not one to rest on her laurels, Roz graduated from the Leadership Program at USC in 1995.


Roz retired in 1998 as Director of Primary Care Services at Kaiser Medical Group. Roz finally took up tennis at age 45 with the encouragement from friends such as Virginia Glass. Some highlights of Roz’s late starting, but extraordinary tennis career:


  • Won 9 gold balls in National Grass and Indoor Singles and 22 gold balls in Clay, Grass and Indoor doubles, and many more silver and bronze balls.
  • 3 World Championships
  • 5 Cup Teams
  • Captained the Wilson Friendship Cup U.S. team to a win in Portschach, Austria.
  • Winner of European Super Senior Championships, Austria Women’s 75 Singles and Doubles
  • World Team Championhip Queen’s Cup Winner, Villach, Austria
  • World Individual Championships winner, Villach, Austria in 75 Singles and Doubles


Roz has received much recognition for her success in Southern California including induction into the Southern California Tennis Association Senior Hall of Fame in 2013 and the the San Diego Player of the Year in 2008 and 2013. Roz considers her “1993 San Diego Sportsmanship Award” her highest honor.


Off the court, Roz followed her parents’ example in being community and civic minded. She served 17 years on the San Diego District Board; 20 years on Balboa Tennis Club’s Board; six years on a USTA National committee, and is still active on its 501C3 Nonprofit Board. Roz has been Secretary/Treasurer (and its longest serving member) for the Greater San Diego Tennis Council.


When Roz is not traveling to play tennis, she travels the US to play bridge tournaments. Roz is a Master level in the American Contract Bridge League, and in American Bridge Association tournaments. Roz has served with the San Diego Police Departments’ Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol.