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USPTA Recognizes Tennis Leaders from Midwest Section

October 27, 2011 11:14 AM
Mike Andrews; Tom Daglis; USPTA President; Katrina Adams, USTA
Jackie Egelhoff and Tom Daglis
The United States Professional Tennis Association honored those who stand out and go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry, from tennis coaches to players to volunteers during its annual national awards breakfast today at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis.
Michael Andrews of Fort Wayne, Ind., is the recipient of the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award. He has been a USPTA member for more than 15 years, and has continued to give to his community through tennis. He is very active in the tennis industry and serves on several committees for charity work in the Fort Wayne area. He is currently the managing professional at Wildwood Racquet Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Matthew Boughton of Eau Claire, Wis., is the director of tennis and a tennis professional at the Eau Claire YMCA, and had a significant impact on the growth of the junior tennis program, membership and revenue. During his four years at the YMCA, Boughton has managed to help increase membership revenue by 20 percent and lesson revenue is up 39 percent. His work with the Eau Claire tennis community and YMCA is what earned him the USPTA Industry Excellence Award, recognizing business acumen and a charitable attitude. The award is sponsored by the Tennis Industry Association and supported by Tennis Tutor ball machines.
Other Midwest honorees are:
Jackie Mueller Egelhoff, Mequon, Wis. – High School Coach of the Year
The USPTA National Awards program is conducted annually. Nominations are submitted by the 17 divisions and by individuals. Recipients in each awards category are decided by the USPTA’s awards committee.