Delaine B. Mast
Delaine B. Mast began serving a first two-year term as a Director at Large on the USTA Board of Directors in January 2011. She is Vice Chair of the Strategic and Creative Planning Committee and serves as the Board Liaison to the Service Council.
Mast has a long history of volunteerism within the USTA, having served on nine national committees or task forces since 1987. Most recently, she was a member of the Creative Opportunities Task Force, 2009-10, and was the presidential appointee on the Executive Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, 2007-08. She also served as a member of the Nominating Committee, 2001-04; chaired the USA Tennis 1-2-3 Committee, 2001-02; and, as a member of the Community Development Committee, 1997-2000, assisted in creating and developing Community Tennis Associations. She has also served as a Community Development Volunteer National Trainer since 1993; she was, in fact, one of the nine original national trainers.
On the sectional level, Mast has served in a variety of capacities with the USTA Middle States Section, including as President, 1999-2000, and Delegate, 2001-02. Since 2005, she has served as the Chair of the USTA Middle States Scholarship and Grant Committee, which she initiated in 1992, and she previously served as the Central Penn District President and the first Area Training Center Administrator.
Mast graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1983 and embarked on a long career in tennis. She was the head women’s tennis coach for George Washington University, 1984-85, and has served since 1986 as the tennis coach at J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa., where she mentors inner-city students. Since 1986, she has also served as the National Director for World TeamTennis (WTT) Recreational Leagues, and as the co-founder and Executive Director of the Junior Tennis Corporation of America, which has provided national, coed team tennis programs and free instruction for more than 600,000 players of all ages and ability levels.
In 1998, Billie Jean King and WTT created the Delaine Mast Award to be given annually the top WTT League Director. Mast has also been recognized with the USTA Volunteer Service Award, the Richard T. Green Community and Tennis Service Award from the Lancaster Tennis Patrons and the USPTA’s Norman Bromall Service Award. In 2010, she was selected as the Professional Tennis Registry Member of the Year for Pennsylvania and received the prestigious Mangan Award from USTA Middle States.
Mast resides in Lancaster with her husband, Doug, and sons, Darran and Alex. In 2002, the Masts were named the USTA Middles States Family of the Year, and they received the USTA Ralph W. Westcott Family of the Year Award one year later. Mast is a member of the USTA Middle States Section.