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Gilbert Receives Fla. Tennis Service Award; Aces for Autism

June 3, 2013 04:34 PM

Daytona's Gilbert Receives USPTA/USTA Florida Tennis Service Award

GilbertJason Gilbert, who recently joined USTA Florida as director of competitive tennis, was presented with the USPTA Florida/USTA Florida Division Service Award by the United States Professional Tennis Association during the joint USPTA Florida/USTA Florida Semi-Annual Meeting, held this past weekend at the PGA Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
"I was excited and honored to receive the award, especially with the names that are on that award before me," Gilbert said. "The fact that I am a USPTA Florida Board of Directors member and a USTA Florida staff members says it all about the synergy between our two organizations. It was a big surprise and honor for me."
Gilbert, who recently relocated to Daytona Beach from Miami, has served the Florida tennis community in many roles in his 20-year tennis career. A USPTA P-1-rated Professional, he serves as vice president and a board member of USPTA Florida. He is a past USPTA District 16 president and was named the District 16 Pro of the Year in 2011. He has been a national speaker for the Tennis Industry Association's national Cardio Tennis program, and a consultant to general managers and club directors on increasing profitability using the program. He is a member of the USTA Florida Coach's Commission, a USTA High Performance Coach and 10 and Under advocate from the launch of the program, a USTA Florida Zonals coach, a USPTA Florida state tester, and a TRX-certified personal trainer.
Outside of Florida he has served as director of sports for the Vienna Tennis Federation where he led Austria's premier junior tennis program, was co-director of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, worked for Club Med in the British West Indies, Cancun and Sandpiper Bay, and Roy Emerson's Tennis Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Prior to joining USTA Florida this year he ran his own company, JPG Tennis, in the Greater Miami community.
The USPTA Florida/USTA Florida Division Service Award is presented to individuals that display leadership and vision
in promoting both organizations.
Past awardees:
1993 - Paula Scheb
1994 - Barry Curley
1995 - Howard Chodak
1996 - Harry Gilbert
1997 - Tom Kelly
1998 - Dave Richardson
1999 - Kiko Castillo
2000 - Robert Hollis
2001 - Hugh Waters
2002 - Dave Brown
2003 - REB Phillips
2004 - Richard Seman
2005 - Bob Pfaender
2006 - Pat Anderson
2007 - Terry See
2008 - Angel Rodriguez
2009 - Trish Faulkner
2010 - Glen Howe
2011 - Joe D'Aleo & Henner Lenhardt
2012 - Chuck Gill
2013 - Jason Gilbert

Aces for Autism Clinic June 15 to Support Florida Tech Scott Center

acesforautismThe 4th Annual Aces for Autism Tennis Clinic is set for Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Kiwi Tennis Club to support Florida Institute of Technology's Scott Center for Autism Treatment's Social Skills Program.
The event occurs during Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit men's tennis event, June 7-16, which also benefits The Scott Center. Admission is free to spectators on tournament days June 7-13.
The clinic is free for children ages 5-15 who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and their siblings, and will be held from 12-1 p.m. on June 15. Free t-shirts, drinks and snacks will be provided to participants. Children can bring their own rackets, or borrow one at the clinic. Tennis clinic space is limited to 50 children.
On June 14, the feature match takes place at 5:30 p.m. This is Florida Tech Night, with entertainment by TWITCHY, the Florida Tech president's all-faculty band. Tickets are $15.
The finals on June 16 start at 11 a.m., and tickets are $25. For Father's Day each ticketholder this day is entitled to one free beer courtesy of the Florida Beer Company. All proceeds from ticketed events will go to support The Scott Center.
The Scott Center at Florida Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life for children with autism and related conditions in Central Florida.
The Kiwi Tennis Club is located at 30 Tradewinds Dr. in Indian Harbour Beach. For more information, visit www.Kiwiprotennis.com.





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