George H.W. Bush Excelled In Politics But Also Loved Tennis
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has been remembered for his character, his love of family and his work in office.
But Bush, who died on Friday night, was also a passionate tennis fan. The former Houston resident attended the 2003 and 2004 Nitto ATP Finals when they were held in southeast Texas. Bush even hosted a party for players at his home.
Over the years, Bush, who loved to play the sport as well, also attended the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship, first at Westside Tennis and Fitness, its former home, and then at the River Oaks Country Club, where the tournament is now held every April.
Bush enjoyed a long career in public service, including serving as United States vice president during Ronald Reagan’s two presidential terms and as United States president from 1989-1993. Bush died at his home in Houston after a lengthy fight with Parkinson’s disease. He was 94.