Each month, USTA North Carolina will celebrate a tennis volunteer who is doing something to promote and develop the growth of tennis. From grass-roots community activists to family volunteers, on-court instructors to behind-the-scenes volunteers, these are the people who make tennis happen. Nominate someone today!
All we need is the volunteer's name, a paragraph or two explaining why they deserve to be recognized and, if possible, a small picture of the volunteer. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
MARCH 2013 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
- Marvin Hardy -
Marvin Hardy has been teaching tennis to youth and adults for over 20 years. He recently received the Humanitarian Award as Volunteer of the Year by the City of Greenville for his dedicated volunteer service to the community. Marvin is an avid promoter of tennis and is an active member of Downeast CTA and Greenville Tennis Association. He has also been a member of the Mahogany Tennis Association for 27 years and has been recognized as the player who has won the most matches. Marvin initiated the youth program in the annual Mahogany Tennis Tournament and it has been a great success in involving our future leaders in the game of tennis.
FEBRUARY 2013 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
- Kim Latta -
Kim has led the Black Mountain Tennis Association's Jr./Adult June Clinic every Tuesday/Thursday evening for the month of June for the past 10 years. For all of those years, he also has organized every adult Crazy Mixed Up Doubles in the spring and Mixed Doubles Round Robin every fall, as well as our Jr. Tennis Camp that runs the last week of July each year! At 75, he is very exuberant and never goes without being there to step up and help Black Mountain Tennis Association become the supportive core for the Swannanoa Valley!!! He is always there to fix a net, paint a backboard, etc. for our association as well as Black Mountain Parks and Recreation for our public courts.
JANUARY 2013 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
- Nathan and Susan Brown -
The Browns are both teachers in Gates County and tennis coaches at the Gates County High School. The Browns have really done a great job promoting tennis in this rural community. In addition to high school coaching duties they run a summer tennis program consisting of junior clinics and quick start classes. We are now in the process of getting bids to resurface the five courts at the high school. The only courts in the whole county. The Browns plan to have a local tennis tournament to promote the new courts this summer. Please join me in thanking Nathan and Susan Brown for all they do to promote the game of tennis in North Eastern NC.
The "Volunteer of the Month" is sponsored by Team Connection and each recipient will receive a $25 gift certificate for their service. The North Carolina Tennis Service Recognition Committee selects recipients the first week of each month.