"The Perfect Teammate"
“The absolute best.”
“Always will be our captain.”
“The perfect teammate.”
Dave Hudson’s teammates have a lot of great things to say about him, and they’ve had plenty of chances to get to know him.
Hudson has played on 80 teams since 2004 – captaining many of them along the way. His service to the game hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Teammate Steve Van Voorhis calls him an avid promoter of the sport, adding that Hudson is responsible for filling up to eight doubles courts for recreational tennis play on a weekend.
- Dave Hudson (center) with teammate Mark Canny (left) and teaching pro Patrick Smith (right)
It’s the type of unique and impressive impact that can only be made by someone so dedicated to the sport. In 2019, he captained seven teams.
“It’s touching to see how many people he has helped and what people in the community think of him,” said Amy Filippone, a USTA Area League Coordinator in New Jersey. “You can tell what he means to people as a captain and a friend. We are really lucky to have Dave in our area.”
In recent months, many players have reached out about the impact Dave Hudson has had on them. Do you have a story to share? If so, email NetPLAY@ms.usta.com.
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