LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to name Karen Ronney of San Diego, Calif., the 2020 USPTA High School Coach of the Year.
“Karen’s successful 14-year career at Patrick Henry High School is a testament to her abilities as a coach and mentor to young people,” USPTA CEO John Embree said. “Through tennis, she has taught life lessons to her players and prepared them to be successful contributors to society.”
Karen Ronney is in her 14th year as girls’ head tennis coach at Patrick Henry High School, where she has accumulated a 127-23 record in the CIF San Diego Division. She has led her team to eight Eastern League Championships in 12 years, and has produced five Singles champions and 11 Doubles champions. Ronney also worked hard to create team-building activities and philanthropic initiatives, such as giving sandwiches to the homeless in San Diego and volunteering in the community. She is a USPTA Elite Professional and a 20-year member.
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.