This month, the USTA celebrates and honors all those tennis moms who dedicate so much time and effort to nurturing and developing all the budding tennis players across the United States. As we all know, Moms are also chauffeurs, chefs, life coaches, and so much more to tennis players young and old.
After winning the US Open last fall, champion Sloane Stephens was quick to acknowledge the impact her mother, Sybil, had on her growth and career.
“I think parents don’t get enough credit,” she told USA Today. “When I was 11 years old, my mom took me to a tennis academy. One of the directors there told my mom that I’d be lucky if I was a Division II player and I got a scholarship. I think any parent that ever supports their child — you could be me one day. So parents, never give up on your kids. If they want to do something, always encourage them.”
At the office of USTA Southern California, we are happy to acknowledge the tennis moms who work with us – and with you! – every day. Look for them on a court near you!
Mary Gastro | Ali Ordonez | Gina Havelka | Flo Nakao | Barbara Estes | Amy Feder | Meg Broccolo | Ai Takamori Malawy | Tiffany Geller Reed | Nancy Abrams | Karen Ronney | Marjorie Levin | Martha Katsufrakis