First Name: David
Last Name: Piers
Sport: Tennis
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1988
Home Town: Truro
County: Colchester County

David Piers of Truro, Nova Scotia was known as the King of Clay. He reigned the court from the early 1950’s to the late 1960’s and is one of the finest tennis players Nova Scotia has produced.

Piers’ impressive accomplishments include, 58 Nova Scotia Open crowns, 46 New Brunswick Open titles, and 21 Prince Edward Island championships. He was a member of Team Nova Scotia and was one of the National Under 18 champions in 1951. Piers was ranked the number one Under 18 player in 1958 and was also ranked tenth in open competition in 1956 and 1957. David Piers was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1988.


• Reigned from the Early 1950’s to the late 1960’s
• He was unbeaten on the Maritime Circuit for 15 Yrs
• Won 58 Nova Scotia Open Crowns
• Won 46 New Brunswick Open Titles
• Won 21 Prince Edward Island Championships
• Member Team Nova Scotia
• Member National 18-and-Under Champions 1951
• Ranked #1 18-and-Under Player in Canada 1952
• Ranked #10 in Open Competition in Canada 1956-57
• Member New Brunswick Mixed Doubles Team 1973
• Won Bronze Medal Canada Summer Games
• Coached Four National Junior Champions