On April 14, 2007, the Riverside tennis courts were dedicated to Edward P. Krysa, longtime tennis instructor in the Hudson Recreation program and volunteer coach of the Hudson High School Team. “Mista Krysa” was instrumental in shaping the lives of generations of Hudson youths – on and off the courts – for four decades. His inspiration established Hudson as the regional center of tennis excellence, including the 1980 State Championship.
Krysa graduated from Hudson High School in 1942 and served in the Army during World War II, where he saw extensive combat in New Guinea and the Philippines. He retired at the highest enlisted rank, in fact the first Sergeant Major of the Army since that rank was re-established after the Civil War.
Click here for a Hudson Sun article on Mr. Krysa’s contributions to Hudson tennis.
Mr. Krysa died on February 1, 2011. Click here for the Hudson Sun coverage on his passing. He was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Click here for photos and news coverage of his military funeral from the Hudson Sun. Click here to read his full obituary.
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