David Inman

  • Graduation Year

Email: diji@sbcglobal.net

1951 through 1955

Played #1 Singles and/or Doubles at La Jolla High School

1955 1 st State Championship (Team)

Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament

Tied for Team Championship with the University of Los Angeles, who were reportedly the best team in the United States

Winner of Interscholastic 18-boy doubles with partner Craig Joyner. Defeated Gulden Lloyd and Norman Perry. Winner of John Van B. Greggs

Memorial Challenge Team Cup
1953 Winner of Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament Interscholastic Boys 18 Doubles with partner Bill Coates. Defeated 1 st seeded team of Tom Frieberg and Bob Seigel of Beverly Hills,5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Winner of Ink Tournament
Invited to play in the Pacific Coast Mens Doubles Championship (big thrill, I was only a sophomore in high school). Played U.S. Open singles champion, Ted Schroeder and Noel Brown. So many more, but can’t list them all. Have scrap book full of records and pictures 1955 ONLY BASKETBALL

1 ST Team All-City

1 st Team All Kiwanis Tournament

Set individual single game scoring record for San Diego County of 38 points in one game. Averaged 16 points per game.

Could play above the rim (40″ vertical jump), and I was (and still am) only 5’6″. Came in second scoring title.

Have scrapbooks with pictures and records available.


I am retired, and have been playing tennis on and off since high school.

In 2013, received National Ranking OF 10th in the “over 75 doubles”. I play 3-4 times a week. I was diagnosed with COPD five years ago and now must wear an oxygen tank on my back when I play. I just entered the 80+ age division.

Motto: Never give up and keep trying to do your best. (Never missed a shot on purpose!)