Ken Schneider

Ken Schneider

1921- 2009

Induction: 1965


1950 Four-Wall Singles Champion

1954 Four-Wall Doubles Champion

1955 Four-Wall Doubles Champion

Schneider’s tournament career spanned more than 30 years. He won the national singles in 1950, and three straight national doubles with Sam Haber (1954-56). In Masters play, Ken captured 15 titles, a feat earning him Grand Master distinction.

Originally a product of the Castle Hill Beach Club, Schneider later joined the 92nd Street YMCA. He displayed amazing speed and court coverage, a deadly back wall shot, a keen sense of anticipation and the art of rekilling.

Schneider moved to Chicago to become a part of Bob Kendler’s Community Builders’ stable of champions. As an attorney, Ken also served as the USHA’s National Commissioner.


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