New England

CT's Steve O'Connell Named USPTA NE

Professional of the Year

May 16, 2019

FAIRFIELD, CT- Steve O’Connell, of Fairfield, CT, was recognized as the United States Professional Tennis Association/New England’s Professional of the Year at its annual convention at the Marriot Sable Oaks Hotel in Portland, ME on Friday, May 3, 2019. Each year the association bestows its most prestigious award on a deserving tennis professional. The award recognizes a division member who, in the course of a career and in the past year, has demonstrated exemplary achievement in the tennis industry as well as making significant contributions to both the United States Professional Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association as a teaching professional, player, coach, educator, researcher, and in publications.


Many New England and National industry leaders were on hand to lend support and show appreciation for the many contributions Mr. ADVERTISEMENT O’Connell made in 2018 and over several decades of dedicated service. Mr. O’Connell is a past President of the New England Division of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and served on the USPTA National Executive Committee. He currently serves as the USPTA/NE State President for Connecticut. He is a certified Elite USPTA Tennis Instructor, and a United States Tennis Association Net Generation Provider. He has a B.A in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Education. Mr. O’Connell is a Racquets Professional for the town of Darien, CT, The Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT, and Masuk High School Boys Varsity Tennis Coach in Monroe, CT. He has raised four enthusiastic tennis playing children and lives with his wife in Fairfield, CT.



Founded in 1927, the United States Professional Tennis Association is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and promotes a greater awareness of the sport.


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