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GA Hires New Executive Director

March 7, 2002 10:07 AM

The Georgia Tennis Association (GTA) has announced that Stephen Prangley, of Jonesboro, GA, has been hired as its new Executive Director. Prangley most recently served as President of the Fairfield Community Tennis Association in Jonesboro, GA. Prangley will take over his Executive Director duties on Monday, October 9th.

In addition to serving as its President, Prangley was instrumental in the formation of the Fairfield CTA. Since it was formed in April 2001, membership has added over 60 USTA members and has provided USA Tennis 1-2-3 instruction to 48 children and eight adults. In addition, under Prangley’s direction, the association has formed two USA League Tennis teams and two junior USA Team Tennis teams. It has also organized a very successful community RallyBall league.

"We are very fortunate to be able to obtain a person like Steve Prangley for the ED position," said Mac MacDougal, President of the Georgia Tennis Association. "He has a most impressive professional background and a great passion for tennis. In addition he has first hand experience with USTA tennis programs."

"I am extremely excited about working with the professional staff at the Georgia Tennis Association," said Prangley. "I look forward to the challenge of continuing to grow tennis in Georgia!"

In addition to his tennis background, Prangley is a retired US Army Lt. Colonel. He also has a MS degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, a MA degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and a BA degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.

Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the US Open and selecting members of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and Olympic teams, the USTA administers a variety of programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels. A not-for-profit organization, the association is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern Section is the largest. The 151,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern Section, and account for more than 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern Section’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers.

 

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