Ford: Tennis enthusiast while in White House

President Ford was known for his exploits at Michigan and his passion for golf. However, his interest in tennis was apparent during and after his time in office.

Updated: January 8, 2007, 6:00 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

President Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office in August 1974 after the resignation of Richard Nixon and served for a little more than two years. His tenure coincided with a time when American tennis popularity was ascendant and tennis stars were among the brightest constellations in the celebrity galaxy.

A gifted athlete, Ford was best known for his youthful exploits as a University of Michigan football center and for his enduring passion for golf. But his dogged enthusiasm for tennis ...

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