LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis
Association (USPTA) is proud to present the George Bacso Lifetime Achievement
Award to Alan Cutler from Las Vegas, NV (Intermountain Division).
Throughout his 42-year teaching career, Alan worked for numerous
cities, country clubs and homeowner’s associations. He taught at the City of
Whittier for more than a decade helping to develop more than two thousand young
athletes. During his years as a teaching pro, he held just about every position
from junior professional to general manger, working his way through nine
Alan is also a USPTA Master Professional having amassed more than
3,000 education credits, far more than the required amount. Over his 29 years
as a certified USPTA professional, Alan’s averaged just over 105 hours of
continuing education each year. He’s taken more than 40 specialty courses,
completed two specialist degrees and co-authored both the USPTA Computer
Specialist degree and the USPTA Leadership Academy.
Alan has served more than 15-years on the education committee,
helped developed numerous specialty courses and lobbied for expanded continuing
education for members. He’s the former chairperson of USPTA’s Tennis Across
America and a longtime USPTA Southern California Division Board Member. He is a
former division Professional of the Year and has presented at dozens of USPTA
conferences. He has written more than 20 articles for ADDvantage Magazine and
has been published more than 50-times nationally and internationally. He also
helped to develop and implement USPTA monthly educational webinars and helped
to initiate live streaming for USPTA World Conferences.
“Alan has contributed in a variety of ways to the UPSTA over the
last 29 years,” says John Embree, USPTA CEO. “Congratulations on winning the USPTA
George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award!”
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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