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Tenacity founder Eames inducted into Hall of Fame

Posted by Justin Rice  June 11, 2013 12:54 PM

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Ned and his wife, Dilshad Khambatta Eames, at Saturday's New England Tennis Hall of Fame induction ceremony (Photo courtesy of USTA New England).

Ned Eames, the founder of Tenacity Inc. — a tennis and enrichment program for 6,500 youths in Boston and Worcester — was inducted into the New England Division of the US Tennis Association’s Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The former pro tennis player was inducted during a ceremony at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. for his community service.

Eames received the Tennis Hall of Fame 2012 Samuel Hardy and Tennis Educational Merit Award in March.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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