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USPTA Recognizes Bender at the NEXT Generation Workshop

November 7, 2017 10:48 AM

ORLANDO, Fla – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) honored those members who go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry during its annual General Membership Meeting on Oct. 13 at the 2017 NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop powered by USTA & USPTA at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.

Lynn Bender (Zeeland, Michigan) received the association’s Diversity Award for her work to increase diversity within the USPTA. Bender volunteered at the USTA/ITF Jr. Wheelchair camp for the past four years donating her time as a camp instructor with kids from around the world to educate and teach them the game of tennis. This individual also raised $30,000 to help purchase tennis chairs for individuals in the town of Lima, Ohio and traveled to conduct workshops with tennis leaders, a rehab sports center, and a school all within the country of Haiti.