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. 

    Baptist Health

  • 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