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Thomas Hutcherson to Receive Tennis Man of the Year Award

January 5, 2015 11:45 AM

Thomas Hutcherson of Hartsdale, N.Y. was named USTA Eastern’s Leslie J. FitzGibbon Tennis Man of the Year for his excellence in the tennis community not only as a player and teacher, but also as a leader. Hutcherson will receive the award at USTA Eastern’s Tennis Conference on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in White Plains, N.Y.

“It’s a real honor being mentioned with some of the past recipients,” Hutcherson said. “It’s always an amazing thing when you receive an award for something you really enjoy doing. It makes it very special.”

Hutcherson, who recently retired from working for the Eastern Section, currently works as the Director of Tennis at the Jerry Alleyne Foundation. He co-founded the organization in 1999, as he enjoys providing children with the opportunity to play tennis.

“Giving back to the community and working with young people has always been a passion of mine and I already developed a love for tennis so it was a perfect fit,” Hutcherson said. “When you see the growth and development of kids not just as tennis people, but as kids, it’s really rewarding.”

Through his successful work with kids, Hutcherson has coached two teams to Junior Team Tennis Nationals, winning the championship one of those times. Hutcherson also plays tennis competitively through USTA Leagues, noting that he played on ten teams one season.

“The best part about playing leagues is the competitiveness and comradery,” Hutcherson said. “The friendships I’ve made and the traveling I’ve done has been remarkable. I can’t imagine my life without tennis.”

Hutcherson will be featured in USTA Eastern’s Tennis Conference booklet, which will be given to each attendee. If you are interested in placing an advertisement into the booklet please click here.

The Eastern Tennis Conference is an annual event hosted by USTA Eastern, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). The three-day event features professional training, informative workshops and award receptions.
 

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