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Gregg Gruhl of Tampa Named Tennis Program Coordinator

April 29, 2009 01:30 PM

Responsible for the promotion of tennis in Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 29, 2009 – USTA Florida today announced that Gregg Gruhl of Tampa will be the Tennis Program Coordinator for Sun and Nature Coast, effective May 1, 2009. Gruhl 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 Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. He joins USTA Florida with 23 years of experience in the tennis industry and has a wealth of experience in club and sports program management.

As former Athletic Director of Tampa's Harbour Island Athletic Club, Gruhl supervised all aspects of athletic operations, including managing the $1/2 million budget and overseeing operations and marketing of twelve departments. Gruhl served 22 years as the Director of Tennis at Northdale Golf and Tennis Club, where he managed all aspects of operations and teaching programs including group and private lessons for adults and junior players along with junior tennis camps -- all while maintaining his role as USTA Florida Adult League Coordinator.

“Gregg brings a wealth of experience in tennis, having spent 20 plus years as a USTA Local League Coordinator in the Tampa area,” said Linda Curtis, USTA Florida director of community tennis. “We are excited to have him on board and look forward to seeing continued growth of tennis for kids and adults in the Sun and Nature Coast.”

Gruhl has been both Assistant women's tennis coach at the University of South Florida (USF) and Head coach of men's and women's tennis at the University of Tampa where he handled recruiting, scheduling and coaching. A USF graduate and past president of the Tampa Tennis Association, Gruhl currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and founding partner of GL Sports Entertainment.

“I am very excited to be stepping up my role in being involved with USTA Florida,” said Gruhl, who brings to the position an accredited tennis background. “I think this new position gives me a more active role and an opportunity to help increase tennis participation in my area, grow the leagues and spend more face time with the tennis community in this area.”






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