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Beverly Wentz Receives the USTA Midwest Section Mel Bergman Award

December 1, 2012 05:40 PM
Beverly Wentz, Brookfield, is the recipient of the 2012 USTA/Midwest Section Mel Bergman Award.  Bev will be recognized during the USTA/Midwest Section Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Charity Gala on Saturday, December 1, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bev  has devoted over 23 years of dedicated service to the Wisconsin Tennis Association, the USTA Midwest Section and USTA National through coaching, building youth programs, promoting tennis at all levels and serving on committees at all levels.  She is truly a champion of tennis and has served our sport with unparalleled grace, passion and devotion.
Bev currently serves on the Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation Board of Directors. She is currently a USTA/Midwest Section Adult League and Recreation Committee member, and has served on numerous committees as well as the USTA/Midwest Section Board of Directors. At the USTA level, Wentz is currently a member of the Schools Committee and previously served on the USTA League Tennis Committee.  
Locally, Bev served as the Brookfield Central High School Assistant Tennis Coach from 1989 retiring in 2012. She was responsible for coaching and tennis instruction in one of the largest high school USTA No-Cut tennis programs in the nation.
Bev received the Wisconsin Tennis Association Rollie Mueller President’s Award in 1995. She has also received USTA Volunteer Service Awards and USTA/Midwest Section Volunteer Service Awards. In addition to her volunteer role, Wentz has been an active player and captain in the USTA League program since the early 1980s.
The Mel Bergman Award is the USTA/Midwest Section's most prestigious award and is presented annually to an individual in recognition of continuous and distinguished service to the USTA/Midwest Section in an unselfish, dedicated manner for ten years or more.  Mel Bergman, an extremely dedicated volunteer, was a President of the USTA/Midwest Section who served on the USTA Executive Committee.
The Wisconsin Tennis Association extends congratulations and best wishes to Bev on receipt of this most prestigious award.