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USTA NAMES ALL-AMERICAN TEAM AS PART OF USA TENNIS NATIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAM

December 19, 2003 02:22 AM


UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
70 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY 10604-3602
Telephone 914 696-7000
Fax 914 696-7167

PRESS RELEASE  Release No. 149-2003

USTA NAMES ALL-AMERICAN TEAM AS PART OF USA TENNIS NATIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAM

27 Tennis Teachers from Across the U.S. Earn National Honor including our WTA Past President - Jay Massart

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., December 17, 2003 – The USTA today announced its 2003 USA Tennis All-American Team, recognizing 27 tennis teachers from across the nation who have excelled in implementing the USTA’s local USA Tennis programs for people of all ages and abilities. These volunteer and paid tennis enthusiasts represent tennis centers, athletic clubs, community parks, schools and tennis associations from coast to coast. Representatives from the USTA’s 17 regional sections nominated members for the USA Tennis All-American Team, designating them as leaders in tennis programming.

“The teachers named to our USA Tennis All-American Team breathe life into local programs for current, returning and potential players are the true champions of tennis,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA. “They are dedicated and passionate about getting others into the game so they too can reap the vast physical, mental and social benefits of tennis.”

To be eligible for the national honor, nominees had to successfully implement USA Tennis programs; generate interest in USA Tennis programs through local promotions; creatively and effectively use USTA section and/or national funding; find and secure additional sponsorship resources; increase Community Tennis Association participation and/or development; and increase the number of participants in USA Tennis pathway programs.

The USTA established the USA Tennis National Recognition Program in June 2001 through a partnership with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). The program was initiated to publicly recognize and reward those individuals who have gone above and beyond in using USA Tennis Programs to grow the game of tennis in their local communities.

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States and is a not-for-profit organization with more than 670,000 members.  It owns and operates the US Open and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and the Olympics and Paralympic Games.   It invests 100% of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the grassroots to the professional levels.  For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com.

Here is the list of the 2003 USA Tennis All-American Team.

Section Last First Facility City State
Eastern Abbondondelo Steve Hicksville High School - CTA Hicksville NY
Eastern Walther Dick Summit, NJ Public Courts & Kent Place School Summit NJ
Hawaii  Chee Vicky Ala Moana Regional Park/Tennis Center Honolulu HI
Hawaii  Joseph Darlene Hanapepe Park/ Koloa Hi
Mid-Atlantic Griffith Kenneth Charles County Tennis Patrons (CCTP) Indian Head MD
Mid-Atlantic Robinson Harvey Huntington Park Tennis Center Newport News VA
Midwest Escheck Jerry Fairlaine Club Newport MI
Midwest Herrick Mary Lorain Country Club Amherst OH
Midwest Hubbard Dora Dora Hubbard Tennis Academy Gary IN
Midwest Massart Jay Milwaukee Country Club/Mequon Racquet Club Menomonee Falls WI
Midwest Schmidgall Vicki Morton Tennis Association Morton IL
New England Kolendo  Mike Northampton Recreation Dept. Northampton MA
Nor. Cal Conway William City of Healdsburg Healdsburg CA
Northern Stenson Thomas Shakopee Youth Tennis Association Prior Lake MN
PNW Patton Gail Southern Oregon Tennis Club Medford OR
PNW Tracy Cathy The Alaska Club East Anchorage AK
PNW Urie  Jeff Spokane Parks & Recreation Spokane WA
So Cal Griffin Geoff Balboa Tennis Club San Diego CA
Southern Marshall Yvette Greater Baton Rouge CTA Denham Springs LA
Southern Owen Vicki M. Northwest Community Tennis Association Shreveport LA
Southwest Johnson Dick La Cueua High School Albuquerque NM
Southwest Spelman Keith GEPTA  El Paso TX
Southwest Stones Barb/Al Maricopa Country Tennis Coalition Phoenix AZ
Southwest Tapia Robert Public Tennis Services El Paso TX
Texas Clark Kevin  Austin Tennis Academy Austin TX
Texas Murillo Annemarie Northside Tennis Center San Antonio TX
Texas Thompson Darrell Waco Regional Tennis Center Waco TX


For more information contact:

Seth Sylvan, Director of Publicity, Community Tennis, USTA
914-696-7088; sylvan@usta.com 
  
Alex Palombo, Publicity Coordinator, Community Tennis, USTA
914-697-2308; palombo@usta.com

 

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