tsts

email_us_left_rail_box_85x40 staff_directory_left_rail_box_85x40
contact_us_left_rail_box_85x40 top_jr_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40
join_jr_team_left_rail_box_85x40 join_adult_team_left_rail_box_85x40
ntrp_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40 age_level_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40
search_in_tennislink
jr_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40 jr_rankings_left_rail_box_85x40
find_jtt_left_rail_box_85x40 adult_rankings_left_rail_box_85x40
usta_league_left_rail_box_85x40 adult_tournaments_left_rail_box_85x40
 
facebook_60x47instagram_60x47_16twitter_60x47

tennislink_left_rail_180x65
 
TW_Logo_1019_180
 
USTAS_en_Espanol_18
 
 

2007 Jr. Team Tennis Organizer of the Year

This inaugural award is presented to an individual in the USTA Southern Section who has been outstanding in the coordination of Jr. Team Tennis League play.

Deby Caldwell
Columbus, GA
Described as the heart and soul of the Jr. Team Tennis program, Deby Caldwell has been a catalyst to growing the game in Columbus, GA. Working in the school systems to encourage after school programs, Caldwell was able to meet with PE teachers to get tennis incorporated in curriculum. She leveraged her relationship with school administrators to present programming at school assemblies and promote Jr. Team Tennis leagues.

Caldwell recruited 144 players that divided into 12 teams during her first year as program coordinator. In conjunction with Columbus Regional Tennis Association (CORTA), Caldwell attracted juniors across the area and doubled the number of participants for spring season of Jr. Team Tennis. Middle School tennis in Columbus has continued to grow with the incorporation of public, private and home school programs. To capture future tennis stars at an early age, the eight and under league was established to introduce young children to tennis on 36’ courts.

The explosion of participation in Jr. Team Tennis in Columbus can be credited to Caldwell’s leadership. Her organizational skills and marketing expertise have drawn the attention to CORTA’s junior programming. In turn, Caldwell has helped train several coordinators across the state and served as a presenter at Local League Coordinator workshops.

 

 


Print Article Email Article Newsletter Signup Share
 
 
 
 
 
Close