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Tennis Mom Lori Schiavone: February Volunteer of the Month

February 1, 2006 04:00 AM
Lori Schiavone of Satellite Beach loves working with children in the USTA Team Tennis program.  For five years, Lori has taken on the responsibility of Tennis Coordinator in Satellite Beach, and USTA Florida wants to recognize her for the positive impact she is making on these children through the game of tennis!

Lori has sent more than 12 teams to Lakeland for summer sectionals each year she has been a USTA Florida volunteer.  According to USTA Florida Coordinator of Junior Team Tennis Jodi Manning, Lori is Area League Coordinator Cheryl Puleo’s right-hand-woman!
Lori was named 2005 employee of the year for Satellite Beach, and Lori’s favorite part about her job is the children.

“I have seen so many children turn into successful and respectful young adults,” Lori said.  “I’d like to think it was from learning respect and sportsmanship from the game of tennis!”

Lori and her husband Guy play mixed doubles together in the local Space Coast league, and she runs an adult social mixed doubles league that plays on Sunday afternoons.  She has four sons: Guy III, Justin, Dylan and Julian, who all play tennis as well.

“The boys are the reason I became so involved in Satellite Beach youth tennis,” Lori said.  “Soon enough I began coordinating all the youth tennis programs for Satellite Beach!”

When USTA Florida Community Coordinator Trina Singian put together her very first local USTA event, Lori was one of her biggest supporters.  She has been a willing, eager volunteer for Trina’s events since then.  Trina agrees that Lori is very deserving of this honor!

Lori looks forward to another great USTA Junior Team Tennis year for Satellite Beach.  Thank you, Lori, for sharing your tennis passion and talents with area youth.  Congratulations on being named USTA Florida’s Volunteer of the Month for February!





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