Dr. Frederick Ho

The Women’s Champion

As visionary and Chair Emeritus of the Riviera Women’s All-American Tennis Championships, Frederick Ho continues to play a vital role in its success. Originally from Hong Kong, China (b. 1938), Ho won several local championships and represented his city in the Inter-Port Competition against Macau, winning every singles and doubles match. In 1960 he moved to California to attend Chaffey Community College. Turning down a full tennis scholarship at the University of California at Riverside, Ho chose to attend Stanford on a full academic scholarship in preparation for attending medical school at the University of Nebraska.

As a Board Certified Physician of Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at USC, other than Riviera Club tournaments, Ho no longer competes. Staying involved in tennis, he has helped raise $1.5 million for women’s collegiate tennis and served on several tennis boards and committees. Firmly connected to tennis in Pacific Palisades, Ho toured the world various times attending tennis majors, including: the US Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the ATP Year-End Championship in Shanghai, the Italian Open, the Swiss Open and the Monte Carlo Open.

Career Highlights

  • Hong Kong School – Boy (Junior) Singles Champion – 1954, 1955 and 1957
  • Hong Kong School – Boy (Junior) Singles Runner-up – 1956
  • Hong Kong School – Boy (Junior) Doubles Champion – 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956
  • Represented St. Joseph’s High School, Hong Kong and won championships all four years from 1951 – 1955
  • Semi-finalist – Hong Kong Open doubles (twice)
  • Quarter-finalist – Hong Kong Open doubles (twice)
  • Quarter-finalist – Hong Kong Open Singles (once)
  • Quarter-finalist – Taiwan Open Singles – 1956
  • Quarter-finalist – Taiwan Open Doubles – 1956
  • Chaffey Community College Captain of Tennis Team – 1960
  • Chaffey Community College – Number 1 Singles and Doubles
  • Southern California Junior College Championship – Semi-finalist in Doubles
  • Chaffey Community College – A.A. 1960
  • Stanford University – B.A. 1963
  • University of Nebraska – M.D. 1966
  • Riviera Tennis Club – Chair, Board of Governors – 1986
  • Riviera/ITA Women’s All American Tennis Championships – Chair Emeritus after 26 years as Chair of the Tournament
  • USTA Collegiate Tennis Committee – 6 years, Vice-Chair 2007 – 2008
  • Southern California Tennis Association – Executive Committee Member and Board Member
  • Southern California Tennis Hall of Fame – Nominating Committee Chair
  • LA Tennis Open Tournament – Committee Member
  • Southern California Collegiate Tennis Committee and Advisory/Mentor Committee – Chair
  • Riviera Tennis Club Walk of Fame – Inducted 2009
  • USTA Collegiate Varsity Committee – Member Southern California 2011 –