Queal, Tulsa Sports Commission Honored
In honor of our 100th anniversary in 2020, the USTA Missouri Valley is recognizing 100 deserving tennis providers, players, partners and more each month.
Selected nominees will be given a Gold Star award, recognizing them for the contributions they are making to support and grow the game in the USTA Missouri Valley based on specific program areas and attributes.
Oklahoma award winners for May are Brody Queal and the Tulsa Sports Commission.
Queal, who was also named USTA Missouri Valley Youth Provider of the Month in March, is the Director of 10 & Under tennis and a full-time academy staff professional at Racquet & Health 91 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“I am humbled to receive the Gold Star Recognition from the USTA Missouri Valley. I played in this section as a junior, now to be able to work and coach within the section has been a tremendous experience,” Queal said.
“I am fortunate to be at a club that supports the continued growth of the game of tennis and supports our staff in opportunities and ideas we bring to the table. The support from Racquet and Health 91 owners and directors allowed our Junior Development Program to grow a lot this past year. From Team Challenges, School Outreach, Academy/club exchanges, the support has been there from the club for me to do these things. It is a joy working within a program that continues to find ways to improve every day and refuses to become complacent.”
USTA Missouri Valley Community Tennis Manager Tara Williams nominated the Tulsa Sports Commission for its contributions to the Junior Team Tennis Section Championships, among other things.
“Tulsa Sports Commission has partnered the last two years with JTT Section Championships, and they are a wonderful partner to have,” said Tara Williams, Community Tennis Manager for USTA Missouri Valley.
“They always goes above and beyond when we partner with them for events. They are part of the process from the beginning to end and they really care about the experience for our players and spectators of events that are hosted in the Tulsa area,” said Williams.
On receiving the honor, the Tulsa Sports Commission shared its excitement on its Facebook page.
“Thank you to the USTA for selecting us as a USTA Missouri Valley Gold Star Award recipient. We're honored, and can't wait to see more tennis in Tulsa when the time is right.”
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