Industry Excellence Award

Amy Badger - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the 2022 USPTA Industry Excellence Award to Amy Badger of Albuquerque, NM (Southwest Division). The Industry Excellence Award recognizes a USPTA certified professional with a unique entrepreneurial spirit that has done the most to develop unique special events, programs, and/or equipment, services, or ideas to promote tennis. Amy’s passion to always ‘say yes’ has truly inspired all of those around her. She says yes to bringing people together in the spirit of growing the game, yes to finding opportunities to create affordable events for players and yes to serving the underserved. She’s had an incredible year focusing on the junior space, maintaining no cut programs for middle school and high school players, taking home state championships in both. As the Director of Tennis at Highpoint Sports and Wellness, she revived the summer junior program by 500% in unique players in her first month of hire and created the first true junior tennis pathway for the club. On top of that, she organized the Corley Cup, a high school event raising over $40,000 for four local charities. She says she’s most proud of the work that’s being accomplished with events that incorporate fundraising. Amy believes that to truly love the game of tennis and to help it grow, one needs to give, to get.