Week of Champions is a celebration of a champion in nursing and a champion in tennis each night at the tournament before the night matches. The Week of Champions recognition is in honor of Dr. Ted Bailey.
Dr. Bailey was a leader in our community in many areas, including medicine, business, and philanthropy.
Dr. Bailey was a pioneer in the development of techniques and instruments used in ear surgery. As such, he was elected President of the national ear surgeons’ association, The American Otologic Society.
- Practicing otologic (ear) surgeon for 39 years
- Chief of Medical Staff for two terms
- Board member, Baptist Health Foundation, several years,
Including serving as President
Dr. Bailey was an avid tennis player, winning a local seniors doubles tournament for 10 years.
- Founding member and Chairman of the Board, Arkansas Tennis Patrons Foundation
- President, Arkansas Tennis Association
- President, Southern Tennis Association
- Inducted into:
Arkansas Tennis Hall of Fame
Southern Tennis Hall of Fame
On the national level:
- Chairman of the U.S.T.A. Olympic Committee, whose work resulted in tennis becoming an Olympic sport.
- Board member, International Tennis Hall of Fame