George Bacso Coach Developer of the Year Award

Simon Paek - Mission Viejo, California

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to name Simon Paek of Mission Viejo, CA (Southern California Division), the 2022 George Bacso Coach Developer of the Year. The Coach Developer of the Year award recognizes the USPTA coach developer or tester who does the most to advance certification opportunities and the certification process. “Simon led the way in SoCal division in delivering the certification workshop entitled TE3,” said Sid Newcomb, USPTA National Head Tester and Director of Certification. “He was instrumental in helping to design our current pickleball certification program and Simon has been a mentor to many pros entering the Association in tennis.”