The USPTA PNW Stars Award is for a USPTA members who have dedicated many years to volunteering in grassroots tennis and through initiatives incorporating multicultural and other aspects and bring the opportunity of sport and sportsmanship to the players they touch. The award is about giving spirit that has made them stars in their own communities. This is the inspiring story of how Scott Petersen, recipient of the 2017 USPTA Star award is, dedicating his time to the Tri-Cities community with his work with the Mid-Columbia Tennis Association, USTA, and USPTA.
The Mid Columbia Tennis Association or MCTA is a non-profit that was started in 2015. Scott is the current acting President of the MCTA and helped initially conceive the concept. The MCTA helps players of all ages and skill levels in the region with equipment, resources and continues to grow the game of tennis. Over the past several years the MCTA has raised over $25,000, and received over 150 racquets that have been redistributed back into the community. Currently working with 12 local middle and high schools the MCTA has been able to provide them with (balls, nets, racquets, hoppers, cones, ball carts, stringing machine and storage sheds), along with getting them information through the CBRC pros showing them drills/games that would work with large groups.
Scott is also on the USPTA PNW board, the USTA PNW Coaches Commission (juniors 10-14), a Site Director for the 2017 4A High School State Tournament, and is currently a USTA PNW Player Development Sectional Camp coach. Each of these positions helped grow the tennis community locally and in the PNW region.
We at CBRC are lucky to have someone like Scott as part of of our program. We look forward to seeing what events and activities he is going to be involved in next. If you see him around the club let him know that he is appreciated.
We wish you good health,
Columbia Basin Racquet Club