Rebel Good, of Elkin, is slated for induction to the NC Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2023.
Good began his officiating career in 1985. He has officiated at virtually every major tournament in the United States, and in Spain, Canada, Bermuda, and New Zealand. Good worked his first US Open in 1989 and first US Open final in 1991. He has worked multiple US Open finals as both line umpire and chair umpire. He was the first to chair a US Open final using electronic line calling. His most recent final worked was 2019. Rebel retired from professional officiating in 2020 but continues to work at the highest ITA levels as a referee and chair umpire. He has many other officiating accomplishments along with being the Executive Director of the NC Professional Umpires Association (NCPTUA) which is the largest tennis officials’ associations in the country. NCPTUA assigns officials to more than 500 collegiate matches in the southeast. Good also currently serves on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Officials and Rules Committees. He has also served USTA North Carolina well as a longtime member of the Officials committee and chair. Additionally, Rebel Good is the longtime author of “Court of Appeals”, Tennis Magazine’s column on the rules of tennis.
The North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame now includes 111 members with the addition of Rebel Good, Jeff Joyce, Sam Paul and Cliff Skakle in 2023. The inaugural class was inducted in 1975. The North Carolina Tennis Foundation selects four members each year to add to the Hall of Fame during Tennis Weekend. This class will be inducted on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.
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* Rebel Good was editor of The Tribune, Elkin-Jonesville, from 1970-2007, and publisher from 1977-2007. During that time the paper won hundreds of state and national awards for journalistic excellence. Good was president of NCPA, 1985-86.