The United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USPTA) is proud to present the USPTA Tim Heckler Hall of Fame Award to Kirk Anderson from West Linn, Ore., (Pacific Northwest Division).
USPTA Master Professional Kirk Anderson has been among the most impactful tennis-teaching professionals of his generation, as he has given speeches and seminars, published 14 books and served a tenure as the USPTA director of education. Anderson has been a USPTA member for five decades.
Anderson’s developmental efforts extend beyond his incredible contributions to the students he teaches. The books he wrote and online courses he designed were some of the first of their kind as an innovative, modern method of teaching others to coach tennis. He was a driving force behind getting the United States Tennis Association to adopt the Red, Orange, and Green Pathway and getting other coaches to implement it in their children’s lessons.
“Kirk has had an illustrious career in our sport. As an educator, author, clinician and speaker, Kirk has done it all and has made so many coaches and tennis-teaching professionals better at delivering tennis. He is one of a kind,” USPTA CEO John Embree said.