USTA new england volunteer spotlight- pam villari
James Maimonis, Communications and Engagement Coordinator | April 7, 2017
LEXINGTON, MA- When you think of a USTA New England Volunteer, versatility is one trait that comes to mind. Whether assisting with Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Adult League championships, professional events or on boards and committees, these volunteers are immediately able to shift their focus to whatever task is requested of them.
Lexington MA’s Pam Villari epitomizes what a USTA New England volunteer is. She is reliable, hard working and committed to growing tennis in any way possible throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Pam has been involved with USTA New England since 2009 and has since held many responsibilities. Her primary focus has been serving as the section’s JTT League Coordinator for Eastern Mass. for the past five years, where she runs local leagues and championships throughout all four seasons.
“Pam is very responsive and detail oriented and is personable and extremely enthusiastic about growing tennis in New England. It’s been a pleasure working with Pam for the past five years and I look forward to many more to come,” said Kristen Liteplo, USTA New England Tennis Service Representative for Eastern Mass.
In addition, she is the chair of the section’s Awards Committee, which reviews nominations and selects winners for USTA New England’s annual Awards Ceremony.
An avid USTA League player herself, Pam decided she wanted to get involved with the behind the scenes aspect of league play. She has worked at both District and Sectional Championship events behind the desk checking teams in, managing court availability and entering scores and updating standings.
Pam was also a longtime volunteer for the now defunct Boston Lobsters. She started off by greeting and assisting at the front entrance, and her role eventually evolved into sales development and managing the front gate with ticket sales.
Just this year, Pam got involved with Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Dorchester, where she joined their Benefit Committee. As part of the committee she helps with the club’s Annual Gala in November.
“Pam has been such an outstanding volunteer in so many facets of our organization,” said Matt Olson, USTA New England Executive Director and COO. “I’ve loved working with her as the chair of our Awards Committee, as she’s always positive and full of fresh, new ideas. USTA New England is extremely lucky to have her as a part of our family.”