Talk Tennis

Talk Tennis (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php)
-   Former Pro Player Talk (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=37)
-   -   ever heard of Jim Parker? (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=109084)

mhstennis100 12-12-2006 06:20 PM

ever heard of Jim Parker?
 
Just wondering if anyone's heard of him. He's in his 60's and he lives across the street from me. He's number 1 or up there in his age in the world (don't know how much it takes to do that when your over 60). Just seeing if anyone's ever heard of him.

goober 12-12-2006 06:29 PM

Hmm I heard of a Jim Parker NFL Hall of famer and Outland trophy winner for OSU in the 50s. Probably not the same guy though ...

LttlElvis 12-12-2006 07:32 PM

Jim Parker from Houston ?

PBODY99 12-13-2006 01:06 PM

He is a great veteran player and USPTR teaching Pro.

atatu 12-13-2006 01:22 PM

Yes, Houston. I don't know whether he played pro, but in senior tennis circles, he's well known.

mhstennis100 12-13-2006 02:47 PM

Yea he's the head pro at Houston Raquet Club but he's retiring sometime this month.

AndrewD 12-14-2006 12:53 PM

If you have a look on the USPTA website there are a number of short tennis tip videos and several of them feature Jim Parker.

http://uspta.com/index.cfm/CFID/1166...DEducation.htm

EclipseRydr97 12-14-2006 12:59 PM

Isn't he the guy that hosts The Price is Right?

mhstennis100 12-14-2006 01:08 PM

No...he's a tennis pro...

vsgut 12-14-2006 03:45 PM

Jim was All American at Rice University. He was on the same team as Mike Estep and Harold Solomon. He taught Richey Renenberg and numerous other pros.

coachrick 12-14-2006 05:24 PM

Was Jim the guy in silhouette on the Converse Jack Purcell box? Sure seems like I hit with his daughter in '82 or so when she was in the 14's.

Grimjack 12-14-2006 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EclipseRydr97 (Post 1117336)
Isn't he the guy that hosts The Price is Right?

You're thinking of his brother Bob. Jim Parker is the guy who sang "Ghostbusters."

boxingguy 12-14-2006 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grimjack (Post 1117807)
You're thinking of his brother Bob. Jim Parker is the guy who sang "Ghostbusters."

Actually the guy who sang "Ghostbusters" was his son, James Parker, Jr.

LttlElvis 12-15-2006 12:11 AM

Bob Barker: Price Is Right
Ray Parker, Jr.: Ghostbusters

slice bh compliment 12-18-2006 02:11 AM

Parker was a big, strong brother. Played right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the late seventies. Famous for throwing a guy out at home from deep rightcenter ... without a bounce.

LttlElvis 12-18-2006 06:13 AM

Dave Parker: Pittsburgh Pirate right fielder and all star

OK, I am getting the feeling you guys are just trying to confuse everyone. lol

Ronaldo 12-18-2006 06:29 AM

Actually to avoid confusion, this same tennis player has donned a mask and travels as La Parka, http://www.vivalaluchalibre.net/churchoflaparka.htm

Capt. Willie 12-19-2006 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronaldo (Post 1122082)
Actually to avoid confusion, this same tennis player has donned a mask and travels as La Parka, http://www.vivalaluchalibre.net/churchoflaparka.htm

Jim Parker is a Luchador?

Ronaldo 12-19-2006 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capt. Willie (Post 1125042)
Jim Parker is a Luchador?

Yes, and in a prior life, a Colonel. http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/3296...0EB014C26B3ABF

atatu 12-19-2006 08:36 PM

Wasn't he also the alter ego of Spiderman ?


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006 - Tennis Warehouse