Kirk Anderson Inducted into the USPTA Hall of Fame

LAKE NONA, Fla., Oct. 4, 2023 — 
The United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USPTA) is proud to present the USPTA Tim Heckler Hall of Fame Award to Kirk Anderson from West Linn, Ore., (Pacific Northwest Division).

USPTA Master Professional Kirk Anderson has been among the most impactful tennis-teaching professionals of his generation, as he has given speeches and seminars, published 14 books and served a tenure as the USPTA director of education. Anderson has been a USPTA member for five decades.

Anderson’s developmental efforts extend beyond his incredible contributions to the students he teaches. The books he wrote and online courses he designed were some of the first of their kind as an innovative, modern method of teaching others to coach tennis. He was a driving force between getting the United States Tennis Association to adopt the Red, Orange, and Green Pathway and getting other coaches to implement it in their children’s lessons.

“Kirk has had an illustrious career in our sport. As an educator, author, clinician and speaker, Kirk has done it all and has made so many coaches and tennis-teaching professionals better at delivering tennis. He is one of a kind,” USPTA CEO John Embree said.

Click here to view Anderson's awards presentation.

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. Learn more at

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