tsts

Adult Leagues Adult Tournaments Junior Tournaments Jr. Team Tennis Learn more
.
 

President's Message: Nov. 2012

November 14, 2012 03:55 PM
dan-casey-head-web
Dan Casey
By Dan Casey, USTA Florida volunteer president
 
As of early December of this year, Bob Pfaender will be taking over as president of USTA Florida, meaning that this will be my last President’s Message. The association is in good hands; Bob has made some changes to the organizational chart and brought in several new board members and many new committee members who bring fresh ideas to the association.
 
Thanks to our executive director, Doug Booth, for all of his enthusiasm, insight and advice during my two-year term. He has remarkable energy, especially when considering he has been the association’s leader for 23 years. We are fortunate to have Doug, as he is regarded as one of the finest EDs in the country, historically rated highest by his boards, the other national EDs and the USTA national staff.
 
I would also like to thank Andy McFarland for our spirited debates and brainstorming, Lynne Salus for her support and the rest of the 27 staff people who prove themselves day in and day out in Daytona and in the field. Thanks also to Don Cleveland, Bruce Boiko and Donn Davis who helped the association or me every time I asked.
 
I would also like to thank the outgoing USTA Florida Board of Directors who worked so hard the last couple of years, both within Florida leading their councils and on national committees, where USTA Florida enjoys an all-time high level of participation and leadership positions. I acknowledge the executive committee for their wonderful support as we handled some of the day-to-day or week-to-week issues that came up between board meetings. They are a harmonious group that deserves credit for being loyal to the cause, reactive and forward thinking, something we take for granted but does not exist in some other sections of the USTA.
 
Lastly, I would like to thank the 50,000 or so Florida members who continue to support the USTA and its programs. I trust that Bob Pfaender and our President-Elect Nancy Horowitz will lead us down the path yielding the material growth of tennis, a sport for your lifetime.
 
 
 

Back

 

 

 

Print Article Email Article Newsletter Signup Share
 

tsts

tsts

 
AAA_Right_Rail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Close