FTA Honored at USTA Southern Annual Meeting
Thu, May 12, 2022 12:00 AM
Excerpt from Morning News Article Dated 4/23/22
The United States Tennis Association recognized the Florence Tennis Association as its 2021 Southern Community Tennis Association of the Year.
The FTA was selected for this prestigious award because of its focus on growing tennis in the Florence and the Pee Dee area, its support for local governments and businesses, and its success in bringing new players, including adults and children from under-served communities, into the sport.
At the same meeting, FTA Board member Dusty Braddock was named the Section’s 2021 Local League Coordinator of the Year. Braddock organizes and manages year-round adult recreational leagues for teams throughout the Pee Dee region. In recent years, she has also developed an extensive network of adult beginner clinics in Florence and the surrounding area.
USTA Southern is the largest of the United States Tennis Association Association’s 17 Sections, covering nine states and about a quarter of all US tennis players, as well as hundreds of local associations and leagues.