US National Indoor Racquet Club Peter Lebedevs Takes Career To Dallas

Peter Lebedevs, a highly regarded university player from Australia, remembers his first job in professional tennis. It was an assignment, unfortunately for him, for which he had no racket in his hands.

Instead, he carried dozens of car keys to give to top tennis professionals for vehicles they would drive while in Memphis for the US National Indoor, a longtime ATP World Tour event played annually at The Racquet Club in East Memphis. from the mid-seventies to 2017.

“It was in 1987 or 1988,” said Lebedevs, who played tennis at the University of Memphis. “I had started working at The Racquet Club. That first year, I bought (purchased) 72 cars for the pros at three auto dealerships in Memphis. My job was to coordinate their (use) and pick them up at the end of the tournament. We picked them up and took them to the Mr. Pride car wash around the corner and then back to the dealer.’

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