USTA/USPTA Community Service Award

Ed Collins - San Diego, CA

In his 48 years as a USPTA member, Elite Professional Ed Collins has made giving back to the San Diego tennis community his life’s work. His career started as a volunteer assistant at Monte Vista High School before being asked to take over the men’s program at the University of San Diego, which he led for 19 years. Ed also established a college fund in his father’s name, Julius Collins, which has raised thousands of dollars to provide free instruction and summer camps for children from low-income areas.