USTA Midwest Forms Players Advisory Group for High School Tennis

February 9, 2017 09:49 AM

With over 340,000 student-athletes participating in High School tennis,  the USTA/Midwest Section recognizes the importance of providing a first class experience that will keep these athletes engaged in the game.  The USTA, on a national and Section level, has been working on providing resources for players and coaches alike, in an effort to expand these opportunities to run and participate in fun out of season events.

One of the steps that the USTA/Midwest Section has taken is to create a student voice.  In late 2016, the USTA/Midwest High School Task Force created a Players Advisory Group (PAG) made up of high school players. This group will proactively reach out to other high school players, focusing on collecting feedback that will help educate us in the areas of  communication and program set-up for this population.  These student-athletes were recommended to us by our Task Force and were identified as true high school ambassadors, students that play during the season, yet not so much during the off-season.  

This group has already provided us valuable input and you will be seeing changes to how we reach out to this population and what we offer them. Please watch for these items in the very near future.  Also, if you live in an area near any PAG members, be sure to watch for events designed by them for fellow high school players.

We would like to thank the following are the current members of our Players Advisory Group:

First Name Last Name City High School
Elizabeth Peterson Brookfield, WI Brookfield Central High School
Gene Lee Brookfield, WI Brookfield Central High School
Eryn McMullen Carmel, IN Guerin Catholic High School
Emma  Kennedy (Jr.   Hathaway Brown
Adam Gstalder Toledo, OH St. Francis High School
Kayla Helminiak   Springfield High School 
Hayden White   Carmel High School 
Julia Miller   Carmel High School 
Drew Langford  Avon, IN Avon High School

If you know someone that would be a good addition to this group, please let Greg Boyd (greg@midwest.usta.com) or Mark Faber (faberm10s@aol.com) know.




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