LAKE NONA, Fla. –The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud
to name Simon Paek of Mission Viejo, CA (Southern California Division) the 2022
USPTA George Bacso Coach Developer of the Year.
The 2022 USPTA George Bacso Coach Developer of the Year
award recognizes the USPTA tester or coach developer who does the most to
advance USPTA certification opportunities and the certification process.
“Simon led the way in SoCal division in delivering the
certification workshop entitled TE3,” said Sid Newcomb, USPTA National Head Tester and Director of Certification. “He
was instrumental in helping to design our current pickleball certification
program and Simon has been a mentor to many pros entering the association in
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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