Chris Bowen Named 2022 USPTA Small Facility Manager of the Year


LAKE NONA, Fla. –The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to name Chris Bowen from Austin, TX, the 2022 USPTA Small Facility Manager of the Year.

The award recognizes facility managers who encourage and develop their staff, hire and support USPTA-certified Professionals, and contribute to the tennis community.

As General Manager of Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Chris hired several tennis professionals to help restart the tennis program and supported many open play nights to promote tennis to the public. Chris oversaw the enhancement of the facility with new windscreens, nets, and much needed equipment, allowing the six-court club to increase its programming to a lesson revenue of over $60k/month. The club hosted the USPTA Gran Prix, has stayed busy with many program offerings and hosted a USPTA Pickleball Certification. Chris has been instrumental in getting corporate funding to promote and grow tennis, resurface clay courts, and to champion the game of tennis and pickleball overall.

“Congratulations on winning USPTA Small Facility Manager of the Year. We appreciate your continuous contributions and growth in the tennis community,” 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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