Dar Walters


Dar was the best player for a Big Sky Champion Idaho men’s tennis team in 1968. He helped lead Idaho to their third consecutive Big Sky Conference title.

• Undefeated Idaho High School Singles Champion

• Big Sky Conference #1 Singles & Doubles Champion

• U S Marine Corps Singles & Doubles Champion

• Winner of more titles & national championships than any other
player in Idaho tennis history (441 titles in 15 states)

• Winner of 18 national USTA Open & Senior doubles titles

• Idaho’s highest world-ranked (ITF) tennis player ever (#49 in
singles in 1994 and #23 in doubles in 2000)

• Nationally ranked in the USTA Senior “Top 10” 23 times in singles or doubles.

• Idaho’s highest nationally ranked tennis player in a Senior
USTA category (#7 in singles – 1987 and #2 in doubles – 2000)

• Winner of Wilson National Senior (50+) Fast Serve Contest in 2001 (119 mph)

• Selected as 2017 Intermountain Section Junior Development
Coach of the Year; for developing 94 junior players who
earned NCAA Division I tennis scholarships and 389 junior
players who were placed on Division II, III or NAIA teams

• Received the “Presidential Achievement Award” from President
Jimmy Carter – in recognition of service to the Nation in time
of war and outstanding community achievement in time of
peace (June 3, 1979 – Vietnam War Special Forces – US Marine

• Received the “Governor’s Incentive Award” from Governor
John V. Evans – in recognition of public service to the citizens
of Idaho and outstanding personal achievement by
implementing cost saving measures which reduced overhead
costs for state government by hundreds of thousands of dollars
(June 29, 1978)

• Idaho Torchbearer for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt
Lake City, UT

• Inducted into the Univ. of Idaho Sports Hall of Fame in 2008

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