Kyle Burton named to serve Kentucky and Tennessee tennis providers
TENNESSEE STATE GRAD HAD OUTSTANDING TENNIS, ACADEMIC RECORD
Kyle Burton has been named as USTA Southern’s Tennis Service Representative (TSR) for Kentucky & Tennessee, Executive Director & COO Matt Olson announced today.
Burton is a two-time graduate of Tennessee State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education. In his last year at Tennessee State, Burton earned the TSU Academic Excellence Award for the highest GPA among male student-athletes, while leading TSU with 10 singles wins with a 10-3 singles record and posted a 9-2 singles record in dual matches.
Alongside his partner Tom Vanden Broeck-Parant, Burton led Big Blue with nine doubles victories. He was named the Interim Assistant Coach to the men's tennis program in January 2019. And was a former graduate assistant to the men's and women's tennis teams,
Shortly after receiving his bachelor’s, Burton helped organize a tennis program at the Hadley Park Tennis Center in Nashville, where he also served as a teaching pro for juniors.
As an intern with USTA Tennessee, Burton assisted with the assembly and distribution of new member monthly information packets, outreach, and relationship cultivation with potential event sponsors. He also helped with USTA Adult League Championships, JTT State Championships, and Net Generation activities and assisted with in-person and virtual workshops, and training schedules.
Burton and his wife, DeAnna, live in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
USTA Southern Director, Tennis Service Representatives Bill Dopp said, “We are excited to welcome Kyle to the USTA Southern staff. He comes with a great background in tennis coaching and parks and recreation which positions him well to accomplish some fantastic things in growing tennis in USTA Southern, specifically Kentucky and Tennessee.”
USTA Southern is staffed with 10 TSRs covering our nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee), along with a supervisor, one assigned to Hispanic outreach and Net Generation, and another to Parks & Recreation. Some TSRs have other areas of expertise that contribute to USTA Southern’s mission of growing tennis. 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.
Prior to Burton’s hiring, two USTA Southern staffers covered the states. Tim McCollum covered Kentucky and currently serves in the position of Manager, Research, Analytics & Innovation. Devin Crotzer covered Tennessee and currently serves in the position of Manager, Collegiate.