Devin Crotzer Hired as Tennessee TSR
Devin Crotzer has been hired as United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern Tennis Service Representative (TSR) for Tennessee, beginning Aug. 16.
Crotzer is a USPTA/PTR certified teaching pro and holds certifications as a tennis performance trainer (TPT) with the ITPA and is recognized as a high-performance coach by the USTA.
He played collegiate tennis at Cumberland University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Management. During his playing career he amassed wins to help his team finish eleventh in the NAIA final team rankings. Crotzer also became the volunteer assistant for the Vanderbilt men’s program for a year before completing a Mechatronics degree.
Crotzer has spent 13 years coaching players of all levels and ages from beginner to professional. He has coached in Europe for players competing at ITF juniors and Futures events.
He was a director at the Junior Training Center of Champions in College Park, Md., specializing in competitive 11-17-year-olds.
Previously he worked for USTA Tennessee as a provider resource coordinator and coached at Bluegrass Country Club, in Hendersonville, Tenn., where he had structured and built a junior program. His passion is growing grassroots programs.
USTA Southern Director, Tennis Service Representatives Bill Dopp commented, “We are very excited to see what Devin will be able to do in Tennessee. He brings an abundance of energy, professionalism and tennis background to the position by being certified by both teaching organizations (PTR and USPTA).”
USTA Southern is staffed with 11 TSRs, one for each of its nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee), along with a supervisor and one assigned to Hispanic outreach and Net Generation. They provide direct support to park and recreation departments, clubs, facilities, schools and tennis professionals (aka providers) who facilitate tennis programs on the local level.