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Amanda Becker of Jacksonville Named New TPC

April 30, 2009 11:23 AM

Responsible for the promotion of tennis in Nassau, Clay, Duval and St. Johns counties

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 30, 2009 – USTA Florida today announced that Amanda Becker of Jacksonville will be the Tennis Program Coordinator for the First Coast, effective May 11, 2009. Becker will be responsible for promoting, developing and growing USTA Florida’s flagship programs of USTA League Tennis and USTA Jr. Team Tennis through a network of program providers in Nassau, Clay, Duval and St. Johns counties. Becker joins USTA Florida from the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), where she served as Communications Coordinator in Hilton Head, S.C.

Becker has been playing tennis since she was 11 and was ranked in the top 100 nationally as a competitive junior player. She went on to receive a full athletic scholarship at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., then transferred to the College of Charleston on a full athletic scholarship where she posted a 20-5 singles record during her senior year. After graduating from the College of Charleston, Becker went to work for the TIA where she says she developed a true passion for the recreational side of the sport.

“We are thrilled to have Amanda join the USTA Florida team as our first ever full-time staff person for the First Coast counties,” said Linda Curtis, USTA Florida director of community tennis. “She brings great passion, energy and enthusiasm for growing tennis at the grassroots level.”

Off-court, Becker plays Beach Tennis USA and recently won the mixed doubles title at the 2009 Tampa Bay Open in Clearwater. Her dynamic background and past experiences in tennis will assist USTA Florida in reaching its mission “To promote and develop tennis in Florida”.

“Tennis has been such a big part of my life since I was a young girl and I hope I can share my love for the game with as many people in the First Coast counties by showing them what a great sport it is,” Becker said. “I intend to grow adult and junior programs through League Tennis, Jr. Team Tennis and QuickStart Tennis and instill this lifetime activity with members in the community.”

 

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