Jim was a two sport star at Bennett. He was All-High in tennis three straight years, going undefeated in 33 consecutive matches. Jim played first doubles with his twin brother, Art, as a sophomore, and played first singles his junior and senior years. Jim was regarded as the finest public high school player in the area during his junior and senior years. His serve and volley game was powerful and consistent.
In basketball, Jim was third team All-High as a senior, averaging 1 5.2 points per game. Like his brother, he was also an outstanding baseball player during the summers, but chose tennis as his high school spring sport.
After high school, Jim starred at the University of Buffalo at first singles in tennis. In addition to winning city doubles titles with his brother and Lloyd Tack, Jim won many doubles titles in senior divisions.
Jim retired after a long career as a physical education teacher in the city of Buffalo, and is recognized as a fine amateur golfer in the area today.