First Name: Bob
Last Name: Piers
Sport: Tennis
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1997
Home Town: Truro
County: Colchester County

Bob Piers, of Truro, Nova Scotia, started playing tennis at age five. Coming from an outstanding sports family, he received early coaching instruction from his father John, who was later inducted into the Hall of Fame.

In 1958, Piers won the national under 13 singles title. The same year, he and partner Trinda Lee Weatherston became the under 13 mixed doubles national champions. Five years later, in 1963, he won the Canadian Open under 18 boys doubles with Barry Shakespeare of Halifax.

In addition to three national championships, his athletic record includes 27 Nova Scotia championships, nine New Brunswick championships, and eight P.E.I. championships. In 1966 he was UNB male athlete of the year as he starred in varsity basketball and was captain of the team.<br.
Piers was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1997.


• Won 1958 National Boys Under 13 Singles
• Under 13 Mixed Doubles Nat’l Tennis Champ 1958
• Won Canadian Open Under 18 Boys 1963
• Won 27 Nova Scotia Championships
• Won 9 New Brunswick Championships
• Won 8 Prince Edward Island Championships
• 1966 Male Athlete of the Year at UNB
• Athletic Director Cobequid Education Centre, Truro