George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award

Ron Woods - Corpus Christi, TX

Ron Woods received the George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes a member who, over a career, has demonstrated exemplary achievement in seven areas, including: contributions to USPTA and USTA; as a teaching professional, player and coach; in education, research and publications; and with other organizations, achievements and contributions.  Woods, a USPTA Master Professional, has been a member of the Association for 51 years along with being on the USPTA national board of directors for 13 years serving as president from 2005 - 2007. He attended the University of Houston on a tennis scholarship, was the director of tennis at the Corpus Christi Country Club from 1970 to 2001, and then went on to serve as the executive director for the USPTA Texas Division until 2008.  Along with his USPTA membership, he has been a USTA member for his entire tennis playing career and has been a local, section and national volunteer for over 30 years with the organization.