August 2006 Tennis Volunteer of the Month
Jane Hines of Omaha, Nebraska
It would be difficult to find a more unassuming volunteer leader than Jane Hines. Jane’s top goal: grow the game, don’t worry about who gets the credit. As long as more people are playing tennis, learning tennis, and enjoying tennis, she’s happy.
“Jane's enthusiasm and love of the game is never-ending. She is constantly looking for new areas to introduce tennis,” said Mary Buschmann, executive director of USTA Missouri Valley.
The Nebraska resident serves as the president of the Omaha Tennis Association, but that only begins to scratch the surface of how Jane contributes to her community and the USTA Missouri Valley section.
In the Nebraska district, Jane chairs the Diversity Committee, in which she coordinates multicultural outreach clinics each year. She actively helps run schools programs and also assists with hosting local Special Olympics events.
“She is a great leader. Her outreach in the Omaha communities is inspiring, and her smile is always there when promoting her passion,” Buschmann added.
To ensure communication of tennis events and opportunities to any and all interested, Jane manages and helps maintain the web sites for USTA Nebraska and the Omaha Tennis Association.
A former NCAA Academic All-American at Hawaii, Jane is a current USPTA teaching professional. While she doesn’t play competitively any longer, she still coaches and teaches and displays an undying passion for the game. Her most obvious success: her son Eric, who plays tennis for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
“I think Jane Hines is the face of Omaha tennis. She does so much to grow the game,” said Jeff Sikes, USTA Missouri Valley Senior Communications Coordinator.
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