Former USTA President Lucy Garvin

Ron Cioffi | March 02, 2021

Lucy Garvin, of Greer, SC, served as USTA President from 2009 to 2010. In a video below, she talks about her service from her hometown to the national and international stages.


  • Elected to the USTA Board of Directors in 2003, Vice-President in 2005, Executive Vice-President in 2007 and President and Chairman of the Board in 2009 and served a 2 year term with the theme “One Team….One Goal”
  • Moved to South Carolina in 1974 and managed several tennis facilities, volunteered with USTA South Carolina and USTA Southern and worked as a certified referee for over 35 years at local, state section and national tournaments, including the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta
  • Chaired numerous committees for the South Carolina Tennis Association and served as President and Chairman of the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation
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  • President of USTA Southern in 1999 and 2000, chaired the Section Presidents, Section Delegates, USA Tennis and Adult/Senior Recreation national committees and was honored with the USTA Southern Jacobs Bowl and the USTA Southern Charles Morris Service Award
  • Served on the Board of the International Tennis Federation and chaired the Junior Committee
  • Earned numerous awards, including USTA South Carolina Official of the Year, 2 USTA South Carolina President’s Awards, and in 1996 USTA South Carolina established the Lucy Garvin Volunteer of the Year Award and made her the first recipient
  • Inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998 and received the 2010 USTA Barbara Williams Leadership Award
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