USTA/MTEF Celebrates 25th Anniversary; Commemorates Generations of Greatness

PICTURED: Tayo Bailey, Butler University Women’s Tennis Program Head Coach; Violet Clark, USTA/MTEF President; Todd Martin, International Tennis Hall of Fame CEO, Jim and Bobbie Farley, Honorary Chairs; Katrina Adams, USTA Chair, President and CEO. On Friday, August 18 the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation celebrated its 25th Anniversary during a special Generations of Greatness event. Long-time foundation supporters, Bobbie and Jim Farley of Cincinnati, were the honorary chairs for the event, which was held in conjunction with the Western and Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. The evening began by recognizing the Charter Champions, the Foundation’s founding members that were in attenda

Covert and Hacker Honored at 25th Anniversary

Long-time Foundation volunteers Laurie Covert and Jay Hacker were honored at the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary celebration for their significant contributions to the Foundation over several years. Both individuals were recipients of the Foundation’s inaugural Charter Champions Impact Award. Named in honor of the Charter Champions, this award captures the spirit and lasting legacy of the Foundation’s 35 founding members and honors an individual or group of individuals who have made significant, long-term contributions to the Foundation. It recognizes those who have truly “made a difference” in the life of the Foundation and have had significant and measureable impact on the individuals and p

Michigan Sets in the City Program Benefits Foundation

The first year it was about 30 players, the second year 40 players, and this past March there were over 50 players. That’s the growth the Franklin Racquet Club’s Sets in the City social tennis events have realized the past three years – and not just because it’s fun. Word has spread that these events also help others through donations to the USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation. “We’ve really picked up steam,” said program coordinator Tim Ross. “For this last session in March we had over 50 people register and I had to turn people away. Because of the program’s popularity, I plan to organize another session later this summer or early Fall.” Although Ross is a competitive tennis pla

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