Celebrities with MoCo Ties: Harold “The Human Backboard” Solomon

by MCS Staff

Harold “The Human Backboard” Solomon grew up in Silver Spring and attended Springbrook High School. Solomon was a singles and doubles tennis player. In the year 1980 he achieved a career high world ranking of No. 5 in singles. Him and his doubles partner, Eddie Dibbs, were also ranked No. 4 in the world in doubles in 1976.

After graduating from Springbrook, Solomon was an All-American and graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He turned pro in 1972 and has a total of 22 singles titles to his name over his career. Solomon made the finals of the French Open in 1976 and the semifinals of the US Open in 1977.

Solomon is currently in the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame, Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame, USTA Mid Atlantic Hall of Fame, and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Solomon currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife and two kids.

Featured photo courtesy of Alchetron.com

By Tom Merritt


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