LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the 2021 USPTA Alex Gordon Professional of the Year Award to Lane Evans of Norman, OK (Missouri Valley Division).
Lane picked up his first tennis racquet at age eight and hasn’t put it down since. After being the No. 1 singles player on his high school team, Lane attended Highpoint College in NC, where the men’s tennis team ranked nationally in the top 10, three out of four years he played. After college, Lane started his tennis teaching career. In 1983, he became a USPTA Professional. Lane holds over 27 certifications in tennis and fitness and has held director of tennis positions at several clubs during his run. He is currently the owner of Lane Evans Tennis and Golf Performance. Lane has served countless roles for USPTA NC, USPTA Southern, and one term on the USPTA National Board. This year, he also won Pro of the Year for the USPTA Missouri Valley Division.
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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