Tom Gray - USTA League Volunteer
USTA Midwest | September 4, 2018
The USTA today announced that Tom Gray of Rochester, Mich., was honored with the USTA League Volunteer Award. Gray was recognized at the USTA Semi-Annual Meeting in New York City.
The award, established in 2015, recognizes and honors the many volunteers who have provided leadership and made significant contributions to the growth and enhancement of USTA Leagues, both in their section and nationally.
Gray, a longtime resident of Michigan, has participated with the USTA League program for nearly 36 years. He started volunteering in the USTA Midwest Section in 1989 and served as the National USTA League Committee Chair from 2007 until 2010. Gray worked as a verifier and an observer for over 50 USTA League National Championships.
Gray is a retired tennis professional after 45 years and is a decorated player, professional, leader and ambassador of the sport. ADVERTISEMENT He was named Michigan Professional of the Year five times and Midwest Professional of the Year two times. He is now the Chair of the Midwest Medical Review Committee.
“Tom has been a pioneer when it comes to the USTA league program. His hard work and dedication has helped USTA League to achieve and sustain incredible success over more than three decades" said Craig Morris, Chief Executive, USTA. “We cannot thank him enough for his years of service to the program since its inception. He epitomizes what being a USTA volunteer is all about.”
USTA League is the country's largest recreational tennis league, helping players nationwide enjoy the thrill of competition while making friends, improving skills and staying active. USTA League offers several league programs throughout the year that vary by gender, age and skill level divisions. Division formats also vary by offering singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
The USTA Semi-Annual Meeting and Conference brings together USTA Leadership, national staff, national committee members and section volunteers and staff in pursuit of the USTA mission: To promote and develop the growth of tennis. Along with leadership and committee meetings, the USTA Semi-Annual Meeting provides education opportunities for all attendees to develop and enhance their personal and professional skills and learn new ways to promote the game of tennis.