JCC Open & Sports Hall of Fame

2019 JCC Open & Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honoring Pam Lippy

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 7:00pm – 10:30pm (Doors Open: 6:45pm)
Where: Scarborough East Tennis Club – 5641 Alshire Rd, Columbus, OH 43232 – Google Maps

Cocktails and heavy appetizers will be served between 7:00pm – 8:00pm when we will honor Pam by inducting her into the JCC Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Following the induction ceremony, enjoy an evening of tennis or pickleball play until 10:30pm.

Tennis play is mixed doubles and pickleball is open to any skill level and players will be placed according to ability. Both tennis and pickleball will be continuous play, so everyone will be on the courts at all times. Register early, limited playing spaces available.

Cost for the evening:
$75 per person for tennis or pickleball
$25 per person for social ticket
Both options include: cocktails, appetizers, and hall of fame induction ceremony

Honor Pam with a 10 – 15 second video tribute for $25. Please email video tributes by January 4th to Jeanna Brownlee

Honoring Pam Lippy

Pam Lippy also known as “Coach Pam” is a USPTA teaching tennis professional. Lippy was born Pam Caplin and raised in Beachwood, Ohio. She is the eldest of 4 siblings and credits sibling rivalry for her grit, persistence and determination. Athletic from a young age, Lippy did not take up tennis until her 16th birthday. During the late 70’s she developed into Beachwood High School’s all – time best tennis player. She also became a popular figure in the newspapers as she evolved into an overnight force, playing #1 singles with an undefeated winning streak. That streak ended with her debut at the state tournament. Her impressive collegiate record earned her a place on the courts of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Lippy continued her athletic achievements at Flagler College competing in both singles and doubles play. Pam compiled an astonishing record, winning accolades, being named All-American in 1984 and 1985 and putting Flagler College in the national spot light on and off the court when she was quoted in a Sports Illustrated article.

In 2009 Pam made her entrance onto the international scene. She qualified for the USA Maccabiah Team winning 2 gold medals in both singles and mixed doubles. Lippy has often represented the Midwest in national tournaments, and continues to share her tennis passion as a teaching pro and coach. Upon her move to Columbus, she launched the JCC Mighty Mite Tennis bringing her gift to 1000s of preschoolers since 1999.

She is married to David Lippy and mother of Courtney, Carly, Harrison and Adam plus she is a grandmother to Marleigh and Hayden.