Adult Competitive Player Of The Month

February 28, 2005 09:25 AM

John Callen has been named Adult Competitive Player of the Month for the USTA Southern Section. Callen recently paired with William Cantrell of Tampa, FL to claim the 2005 USTA National Men’s 50 Indoor Doubles title. They won the “gold ball” with a 7-5; 6-4 victory in the Championship tournament held in Portland, Oregon. In 2004, John was ranked number one in Men’s 45 Singles in the Southern Section. For years he has been an active league and tournament player and has held several state and sectional titles and number one rankings. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech where he served as captain of the Varsity tennis team.

As Executive Director of the USTA Southern Section since 1989, John has used his leadership and knowledge of the game to pioneer many of the programs known to the organization. He founded the Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame, and was a founding member of the Georgia Tennis Patrons Foundation and ALTA Foundation. Through the years he has served on numerous sectional and national committees including Finance and Budget Committee, Membership Committee, Davis Cup Committee, Awards Committee, and USTA Plan for Growth Committee.