LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the Tim Heckler USPTA Hall of Fame Award to Stan Smith of Hilton Head, SC (Southern Division).
Stan began his illustrious tennis career with four goals. First, to become a member of the Davis Cup team, become the best tennis player in the United States, win Wimbledon, and become the best player in the world. He accomplished that and so much more. From 1971 to 1973, he won the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and 7 out of 11 major tournaments.
Stan is a 36-year USPTA Professional and, since retiring as a player, spends his time teaching and mentoring tennis players at the Smith-Stearns Academy in Hilton Head, SC. In addition, Stan is an author and is the namesake for Adidas’s Stan Smith sneaker.
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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