George Bacso (1978-80)

George Bacso was USPTA's Director of Certification and Academies for many years. He traveled the world conducting Certification Exams, Tennis Teachers' Courses and Certification Training Courses (PTCA I). Bacso was instrumental in developing the current USPTA certification process and worked with USPTA's national tester network. He also served several years as the president of the USPTA Eastern Division. He received the USTA National Education Merit Award and the national USPTA Professional of the Year Award. Bacso also received the inaugural George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and he held a Master Professional rating. He was inducted into the USPTA Hall of Fame in 1994.