Jim McManus passed away on January 18, 2011 at the age of 70. For more than 50 years, he was an integral part of the tennis landscape as a player, administrator, historian and fan of the game. Jim was a founder and member of the original Board of Directors at the ATP in 1972, eventually spending 28 years as an ATP Tour staff member working on all elements of the men’s professional game: the ranking system, player entries, tournament representation and development, retirement program, Senior Tour and alumni services.
The Jim McManus Memorial Fund is an initiative aimed to provide assistance to an individual or program demonstrating passion and dedication for the sport of tennis, its heritage, sportsmanship, camaraderie along with encouraging an atmosphere of pride in the game. This fund will support the Jim McManus Memorial Scholarship in collaboration with the Association of Tennis Professionals, which will sponsor the annual fees for an New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) Intensive Training Program (ITP) participant, giving them the opportunity to train for a potential tennis scholarship for college.
NYJTL is excited to be awarded the Jim McManus Memorial Fund to provide a scholarship for a student to participate in our pivotal Intensive Training Program. This scholarship will instill the values of Jim’s life and success in the youth we serve, and continue his legacy of a deep dedication to tennis through our participants.