Small Facility Manager of the Year Award

Chris Bowen - Austin, Texas

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to name Chris Bowen of Austin, TX (Texas Division) the 2022 USPTA Small Facility Manager of the Year. The award recognizes facility managers who encourage and develop their staff, hire and support USPTA-certified Professionals, and contribute to the tennis community. As General Manager of Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Chris hired several tennis professionals to help restart the tennis program and supported many open play nights to promote tennis to the public. Chris oversaw the enhancement of the facility with new windscreens, nets and much needed equipment, allowing the six-court club to increase its programming to a lesson revenue of over $60k/month. The club hosted the USPTA Gran Prix’s, has stayed busy with many program offerings and hosted a USPTA Pickleball Certification. Chris has been instrumental in getting corporate funding to promote and grow tennis, resurface clay courts, and to champion the game of tennis and pickleball overall.