George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award

Alan Cutler - Las Vegas, Nevada

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award to Alan Cutler of Las Vegas, NV (Intermountain Division). Throughout his 42-year teaching career, Alan worked for numerous cities, country clubs and homeowner’s associations. He taught at the City of Whittier for more than a decade helping to develop more than two thousand young athletes. During his years as a teaching pro, he held just about every position from junior professional to general manger, working his way through nine different facilities. Alan is also a USPTA Master Professional having amassed more than 3,000 education credits, far more than the required amount. Over his 29 years as a certified USPTA professional, Alan’s averaged just over 105 hours of continuing education each year. He’s taken more than 40 specialty courses, completed two specialist degrees and co-authored both the USPTA Computer Specialist degree and the USPTA Leadership Academy. Alan has served more than 15-years on the education committee, helped developed numerous specialty courses and lobbied for expanded continuing education for members. He’s the former chairperson of USPTA’s Tennis Across America and a longtime USPTA Southern California Division Board Member. He is a former division Professional of the Year and has presented at dozens of USPTA conferences. He has written more than 20 articles for ADDvantage Magazine and has been published more than 50-times nationally and internationally. He also helped to develop and implement USPTA monthly educational webinars and helped to initiate live streaming for USPTA World Conferences.