First Name: Ken
Last Name: Reardon Sr.
Sport: Tennis
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2006
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Ken Reardon has had a tennis career that few others in Canada can match. He began playing tennis in 1945 at the age of 18 and has not stopped since. Now 79, Ken made his first appearance at provincials in 1949 in men’s doubles with Ben Piers, but lost to fellow Fall of Famers Don and Gordon Bauld. Losing turned out to be something Ken did very rarely. He would go on to win numerous Maritime and provincial doubles titles in the 1950s and 1960s with Dave Piers, and literally, several hundred tournament titles over the past 60 years. He and Ken Jr. have won over 15 provincial Father and Son titles.

Ken’s career provincially has been outstanding. However, it does not compare to the success he has had on national and international courts. At the age of 55, Ken re-entered the national circuit, winning several indoor and outdoor age-group titles over the next 20 years. He has been ranked number one in Canada more than once in various age categories, has been selected to represent the country in the annual Gordon Trophy for the past 20 years and has represented Canada at International Tennis Federation world competitions. On national teams, Ken has competed in the Austria Cup, the Britannia Cup, the Crawford Cup, and the Grant Cup. He also won several titles in Bermuda between 1960 and 1990.

In the last 16 years, Ken’s career has expanded into the United States. He has been one of the top-ranked players on the USTA Super Seniors Grand Prix circuit in Florida and reached the over-65 Florida Grand Prix finals in 1993 and 1994 in both singles and doubles. Those same years, Ken was ranked 24th in the United States in the over-65 category.

Ken passed away on January 26th, 2019.


• Began Playing Tennis at 18 in 1945
• Won Numerous Maritime & Provincial Doubles Titles
• Has Won Over 15 Provincial Father Son Titles
• Has been ranked 1st in Canada more than once
• Selected to represent at the Annual Gordon Trophy
• Represented at Int’l Tennis Federation World Comp.
• Won several Titles in Bermuda between 1960 & 1990
• A Top ranked player USTA Super Senior Circuit, FL
• Ranked 25th in US for Over 65 Category