LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award to Ken DeHart of Portola, CA (NorCal Division).
Ken first discovered tennis as a freshman in college. By the time he was a senior, he was the No. 2 singles player and co-MVP of his team. After earning a Master's degree, Ken became a high school boys tennis coach. He joined the USPTA in 1976 and attended every USPTA World Conference and Division Conference he could to learn from his peers. Ken has been a tennis director at several clubs and became a USPTA Master Professional in 1990. He is a two-time USPTA Southwest Professional of the Year and two-time USPTA Northern California Professional of the Year. In addition, Ken served on the USPTA National Education Committee, Master Professional Committee and presented at several USPTA World Conferences and Division Conferences.
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.
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