Peggy Saslow honored for lifetime of dedication to tennis and community

USTA Adaptive Tennis Committee | April 29, 2022

Peggy Saslow, an original member of Tennis for Life—an adaptive tennis program for breast cancer survivors—was honored earlier this month in New Milford, N.J. for a lifetime of dedication to her community. A longtime educator, board of education trustee and volunteer, Saslow's name now adorns the tennis courts at New Milford High School, where she taught for 27 years.

Saslow, now 98, has lived in the area for seven decades. Approximately 100 people attended the dedication ceremony on April 2, including a contingent of Tennis for Life participants, clad in pink, and Superintendent of Schools Danielle Shanley, who called Saslow "an icon."


An avid player even into her 90s, Saslow remained active in Tennis for Life up until a few years ago.


"It is a day I will remember as long as I live," Saslow said. "And I hope that's 'til 100, because I promised my son a party for my 100th birthday. Thank you all so very much."

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