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USPTA Tennis Teachers Conference Awards 3 from Florida

August 27, 2014 09:45 AM
USPTA_logoThe United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) honored those who stand out and go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry at the Tennis Teachers Conference on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 during its annual national awards presentation at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Florida recipients were:

Nick Saviano (Boca Raton, Fla.) was this year's recipient of the Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year award. The USPTA Master Professional has more than 29 years of coaching top 50 ATP and WTA players and owns his own tennis academy, Saviano High Performance Tennis. This year he coached Eugenie Bouchard, who reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and the finals at Wimbledon in 2014, then became the highest-ranked Canadian in WTA history at No. 7. The honor is his second; he first earned this award in 1993.

Kyle LaCroix (Boca Raton, Fla.) was named the George Bacso Tester of the Year. LaCroix is the head tennis professional and director of marketing and membership communications at The Oaks at Boca Raton. He is a committee member for the "Under 30" Initiative for the USPTA Florida Division and a board member for the USPTA National College Curriculum Committee.

Larry Savvides (Boca Raton, Fla.) was named the Facility Manager of the Year, Small Facility. Savvides has been the general manager of Mizner Country Club for three years. Under his leadership, Mizner won both the Distinguished Gold Club of the World Award and an America's Healthiest Club National Award. His club promotes tennis through free clinics and round robins, and all tennis professionals are USPTA-certified.
The USPTA National Awards program is conducted annually. Nominations are submitted by the organization's 17 divisions and by individuals. Recipients in each category are decided by the USPTA's awards committee.
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