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Wisconsin Volunteer Spotlight-Marion Mueller

March 1, 2010 10:42 PM

Marion Mueller

The Wisconsin Tennis Association has a strong and vibrant history of volunteerism with committed volunteers dedicated to developing and growing the great sport of tennis in the Wisconsin District. Marion Mueller is the true embodiment of volunteerism, dedication, community service, and commitment to the sport with decades of work on behalf of tennis, the Wisconsin District and the USTA. The Wisconsin Tennis Association is proud to highlight Marion and her many years of service.

Marion began her service to tennis in the early 1940’s when she took over as treasurer of Wisconsin Tennis and served for over 26 years. This was the beginning of a lifelong commitment and many volunteer roles. Marion served as the Jr. Wightman Cup Coach in the 1950’s and chaired the Junior Development Committee for many years. She ran the National Clay Court Tournament along with her husband, Roland, held at the Towne Club in Milwaukee in the 1960’s. She has run state tournaments from closed tournaments to the Milwaukee Classic where she was chair of the tournament desk for 18 years. She was also chief umpire for Regional and National Wheelchair Championships in the 1990’s. In addition, she has served on most every committee in the Wisconsin Tennis Association including the Guidebook Committee, Ranking Committee, Membership Committee Chairman, WTA Historian, WTA Board Member, WTA Awards Committee.

In tribute to their service to tennis, the Wisconsin Tennis Association awarded Roland and Marion the WTA Award in 1965 and the Bill Letwin Award in 1971 for their commitment to excellence in tennis programming and tennis volunteering and dedication to the sport. In addition, the Roland and Marion Mueller Family received the USTA Midwest Section Family of the Year Award in 1978, bestowed upon the family that contributes to tennis in their local area or district promoting and perpetuating the development of tennis on all levels.

As a player, Marion has been top ranked in various age divisions in the state, Midwest Section and Nationally. In fact, her mother/daughter team was ranked #6 and in 1963 she earned 4 national titles and the state championship. She is a lifetime member of the USTA and a lifetime certified umpire.

As Marion celebrates her 88th year, she continues to be actively involved in the WTA Awards Committee, Advantage Kids Wheelchair Program and her work at the Moorland Tennis Center.

It is with the utmost of gratitude and appreciation that the Wisconsin Tennis Association recognizes and thanks Marion for all she has done to cultivate, promote and serve the sport of tennis!

 

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