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MCMANUS James Henry (Mac) McManus, 70, passed away January 18, 2011 following complications with his illness. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Carole. He remains the cherished father of Kate and Jordy. Jim was the son of the late Thomas K. and Margaret McManus and brother of the late Bob McManus. Jim is survived by his brother Tom (Mandy), sister-in-law Addie McManus; niece Molley; and nephews Mike, Patrick, Jim and Andy. He leaves memories with his Rehoboth Beach Clan including more McManii, cousins and friends. Jim was in the tennis arena for more than 50 years as a player, administrator, supporter and fan of the game. As a founding member of the ATP, he served on its original Board of Directors in 1972. He spent 28 years on the ATP Tour staff, involved in all aspects of player services, and professional tennis competition. Jim was actively involved on the ATP Challenger Committee and the USTA Pro Circuit Committee in an effort to help the next generation of professional tennis players. Jim had a celebrated playing career. He was twice ranked in the Top 10 US singles and twice #2 in doubles. He reached the 1968 US semi-finals with Jim Osborne. Jim made it to the fourth round singles at Wimbledon in 1972. In 1971, the USTA awarded Jim the Wm. M. Johnston Award, an honor bestowed upon the nation's top player for character, sportsmanship and contribution to the game. Jim was a member of the N.CA. Tennis Hall of Fame and in 2009 was elected to the Cal Berkley Hall of Fame. Last year, Jim's book, 'Tennis History,' was published tracing the history of tennis tournaments around the world. As much as Jim loved tennis, he had many other talents and interests. He was an avid photographer, made movies, played the accordion, painted, sculpted and in the late 70's he had a cameo performance in the movie, 'Players.' Jim's life will be celebrated on Sat., Feb. 5th at 2 PM in Ponte Vedra Beach at ATP's Stadium Court (200 ATP Boulevard). A Memorial Celebration will be held in March at the Berkeley Tennis Club, Berkeley, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ATP Tour Charities/Jim McManus Fund, which will provide assistance to an individual or program demonstrating passion and dedication for the game, its heritage, sportsmanship, altruism and camaraderie. The fund will also assist those who inspire others to give back to the sport of tennis. Donations may be sent to: 201 ATP Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com . Services under the care and direction of.
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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 30, 2011
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