George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the USA, has been recalled for his character, his love of family as well as his job at office.
But Bush, who died on Friday night, was a tennis fan. The former Houston resident attended the 2003 and 2004 Nitto ATP Finals when they were held in southeast Texas. Bush hosted a celebration for players in his property.
Through the years, Bush, who loved to play with the sport too, also attended the Fayez Sarofim & Co.. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship, first at Westside Tennis and Fitness, its former home, and then in the River Oaks Country Club, in which the tournament is currently held every April.
Bush enjoyed a long career in public service, such as serving as United States vice president during Ronald Reagan’s two presidential terms and since United States president in 1989-1993. Bush died at his home in Houston after a protracted struggle with Parkinson’s disorder.