LAKE NONA, Fla. –The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the 2022 USPTA Star Award to Scott Potter from Missoula, MT (Intermountain Division).

The USPTA Star Award recognizes certified professionals that have dedicated many years to volunteering in grassroots tennis while incorporating multicultural and inclusive aspects to bring tennis and good sportsmanship to the players they touch. Their giving spirits make them stars in their community. The Star Award may also be given to members who have done the most to raise money for charities through tennis events or host the most creative, original, or unique tennis fundraisers.

As tennis director at PEAK Health and Wellness, Scott set out to create an inclusive event where you can potentially play with a pro, watch a pro or just merely being in the presence of a pro, while also linking it to a charity. Scott started the Watson Children’s Shelter Tennis Pro-Am back in 2011. The annual event donates one hundred percent of its profits to the Watson Children’s Shelter, which helps more than 100 children with a home, clothing, supplies, counseling, and meals, each year. In 2021 alone, the Pro-Am raised $107,000 for Watson Children’s Shelter. Through the help of sponsors and huge support from its community every year this event has proven to be a gigantic success.

“Congratulations on winning USPTA Star Award. Your ideas and work have clearly had a huge impact on your community in the Intermountain Division,” John Embree, USPTA CEO said.

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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