Nancy Keiper

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In her more than six decades involved with tennis Nancy Keiper was known as “a pied piper of grassroots tennis.” Keiper raised thousands of dollars for inner-city tennis and education programs for
at-risk youth. She was instrumental in the work of the Wilmington Tennis Foundation and the Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association, which began with barely 100 participants and evolved into
programs serving more than one thousand young people. Keiper is an inductee in three halls of fame: U.S. Tennis Association/Middle States, Drexel University and Delaware Tennis. With her husband
Walter and sons Walter and Mark, the Keipers were named Delaware Tennis Family of the Year in 1978 and ’83. At Drexel, Keiper was a three-year tennis captain. She also won four letters in badminton.
While coaching tennis at Archmere Academy, Keiper was twice named Delaware Coach of the Year, in 1993 and ‘96. She also was Middle States Coach of the Year. For her contributions to tennis she
received the Middle States Presidential Service Award. As a player, Keiper won a gold medal in doubles at the U.S. National Senior Olympics in 1995 and a silver medal in ’93. She was a member of
three national titlist teams in the competitive USTA League program.

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