May 2004 Tennis Volunteer of the Month
Nancy Grimes of Bedford, NH
|Nancy Grimes of USA Tennis New England|
When spring finally breaks in New England, the parkas and scarves come off, the skis and snowboards are stored for the summer, and out come the tennis racquets. After a long winter of playing indoors, new and returning tennis players are excited to get outdoors. And teaching pro Nancy Grimes, of Bedford, New Hampshire, looks forward to growing the game—at all levels.“Nancy’s ongoing commitment to tennis has helped grow the game not only in New Hampshire, but across the section,” USA Tennis New England Executive Director Jeff Waters said.
Nancy has been a teaching professional by trade and a tennis volunteer for 15 years. She is involved with all stages of tennis: recreational, competitive, juniors and adults. A USPTA-certified pro, Nancy strives to generate a new population of tennis players. She has coached many of the section’s zonal teams and hosts a USA Tennis Competition Training Center (CTC) for top junior players several times a year. In the last few months she has single-handedly revived the CTC program in New Hampshire, providing opportunities for juniors to play each other in a non-tournament format.
Nancy is just as involved with adults and has built many 2.5-level teams for new players in the last few years. She balances learning the rules and mechanics of tennis with having fun and being successful. When not on court, Nancy contributes as a member of the New England section USA League Tennis committee.
USA Tennis New England Director of Competitive Tennis Development Heather Anastos describes Nancy as having “an aura about her. She has a very positive disposition and always has a smile on her face.” What better volunteer to welcome you back to tennis after winter in New England!
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