LAKE NONA, Fla. –The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the 2022 USPTA Industry Excellence Award to Amy Badger of Albuquerque, NM (Southwest Division).

The Industry Excellence Award recognizes a USPTA certified professional with a unique entrepreneurial spirit that has done the most to develop unique special events, programs, and/or equipment, services, or ideas to promote tennis.

Amy’s passion to always ‘say yes’ has truly inspired all of those around her. She says yes to bringing people together in the spirit of growing the game, yes to finding opportunities to create affordable events for players and yes to serving the underserved. She’s had an incredible year focusing on the junior space, maintaining no cut programs for middle school and high school players, taking home state championships in both. She says she’s most proud of the work that’s being accomplished with events that incorporate fundraising. Amy believes that to truly love the game of tennis and to help it grow, one needs to give, to get.

“Amy has been a valuable contributor over the last 20 years and continues to be a leader within our association,” John Embree, USPTA CEO expressed.

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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