Don Henson Named USPTA 2020 Tester of the Year

LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to name the late Don Henson of Coronado, Calif., the 2020 USPTA Tester of the Year.

“Don was such an incredible coach and role model for so many of our members,” USPTA CEO John Embree said. “He dedicated his life to our sport and our Association and we are so grateful for his contributions. May he rest in peace.”

Don Henson was a USPTA Master Professional and a 54-year member. He served as a Tester and was named Professional of the Year for the New England, San Diego and Southern California USPTA divisions. He was inducted into the New England Tennis Hall of Fame in 2017 and gave educational presentations, including at the 2019 USPTA World Conference. Don passed away peacefully on June 10 at the age of 76.

The USPTA Tester of the Year award recognizes the USPTA tester who does the most to advance certification opportunities and the certification process.

About the USPTA: Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide and 17 divisions nationwide, the Association’s mission is to raise the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport.