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Roger Scott Tennis in Pensacola Named National Facility of the Year

December 22, 2011 12:26 PM
Bruce Caton
The Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola, Fla., was named the "Municipal Facility of the Year" by Racquet Sports Industry (RSI) magazine in the publication's January 2012 issue. The issue lists its 11th annual "Champions of Tennis Awards," honoring people, companies and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis in 2011.

"Roger Scott Tennis Center is a hotbed of tennis programming for players of all ages and abilities," reads the awards article on the facility that features 18 hardcourts and 10 claycourts, all lighted, with the hardcourts including permanent 10 and Under Tennis lines.

"Bruce Caton is the director of tennis, and he and his talented staff of seven pros administer adult and junior clinics, leagues (24 USTA League teams), 10 and Under Tennis programming, private lessons, a junior academy and much more. A free junior clinic every summer attracts 200 to 300 kids."

Also cited were the facility's numerous events, including the annual Pink Ribbon Tennis Tournament for breast cancer, a USTA Pro Circuit tournament, and the Pensacola Open Wheelchair tournament.

Caton says his motto is, "Surround yourself with good people and then get out of the way."

Caton also attributes the facility's success to working with community liaisons, the City of Pensacola's director of Neighborhood Services, and giving back to the community and its residents.
The Roger Scott Tennis Center was named the 2007 USTA Florida Member Organization of the Year and remains on the cutting edge of tennis. It is currently one of the clubs across Florida hosting USTA Florida's new USTA F.L. (Fun League) Tennis Blast events, which seek to introduce new players and re-introduce players who have been out of the game, and is a strong advocate of 10 and Under Tennis for the next generation of players.

For more info go to www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/201201/index.html.






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