Interview with Doug Tough, June 2016

Project: University of Kentucky Athletics: Tennis Oral History Project

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This interview with former University of Kentucky tennis player Doug Tough begins with Tough discussing his interest in playing tennis in the United States and how he heard about the University of Kentucky. Tough also discusses his first visit to the University of Kentucky and talks about his first impressions, as well as what convinced him to attend. He then talks about the University of Kentucky men?s tennis team's coaches during his time, Richard Vemont and Grady Johnson. He discusses his tennis seasons at UK beginning from his freshman year in 1969. He describes his teammates and discusses the difficulties of being a student athlete. Tough briefly discusses political activism during his time at the University of Kentucky, which primarily focused on protesting the Vietnam War. Finally, Tough reflects on his memories of attending the University of Kentucky and playing on the tennis team and his career in business.

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2016oh156_af864

Interviewee Name

Doug Tough

Interviewer Name

Dennis Emery

Interview Partial Date

2016-06

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Tough, Doug Interview by Dennis Emery. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Tough, D. (n.d.). Interview by D. Emery. University of Kentucky Athletics: Tennis Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Tough, Doug, interview by Dennis Emery. (n.d.), University of Kentucky Athletics: Tennis Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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