Jamie Hevron

Jamie Hevron enters the Hall of Fame with numerous local, state and regional championships. He won the Richmond City Men’s Singles Championship in 1989 and 1992 and the City Doubles Championship five times. He also won the Richmond City Clay Court Championship seven times and had wins in the MATA 25s and 30s Singles along with MATA Doubles titles.

Originally from Perth, Australia, Jamie played at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1984 to 1988. During this time at VCU, he attained several prestigious titles that solidified his status as a collegiate standout: State Collegiate Singles Champion, State Collegiate Doubles Champion, and Sun Belt Conference Doubles Champion.

Jamie’s original connection to VCU was through none other than Margaret Court, also from Perth, who would travel to Richmond to play the Virginia Slims. Fond of Jamie and Richmond’s supportive tennis families such as the Whitlows, she and Aussie coach Peter Collier helped orchestrate an introduction with Hugh Waters IV who had interest in Jamie and offered him a full scholarship.

Jamie’s success continued after college with three Virginia State Open Singles Championship titles (1990, 1993 and 1994), as well as being a five-time finalist. Jamie won four Virginia State Open Doubles Championship titles and two Virginia State Open Mixed Doubles Championships. He had three appearances as a Virginia State Clay Court Singles Finalist with four Virginia State Clay Court Doubles Championship victories.

Beyond his playing success, Jamie’s dedication to tennis education is exemplified by his extensive experience, including over 20 years teaching for the RTA Winter Junior Development Program and over a decade for the Tennis4Life program. His current role as the Director of Tennis at Richmond Country Club is a testament to his ongoing commitment to nurturing the next generation.

Jamie stands on the baseline of Richmond tennis history with his easygoing and carefree personality. The Richmond Hall of Fame welcomes him as an accomplished player who also harnessed that talent to teach our future generations.