Paul Garron honored with USTA/USPTA Award

October 6, 2010

Paul Garron, a United States Professional Tennis Association Pro 1 for 22 years, received the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award during the USPTA’s annual awards breakfast last week. Garron, who is from Auburn, Calif., is the director of tennis at the Rollingwood Racquet Club in Fair Oaks, Calif.

The Community Service Award is a cooperative award presented annually by the United States Tennis Association as part of USPTA’s award program. The awards breakfast was part of the USPTA World Conference on Tennis, which took place Sept. 27 – Oct. 2 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, Calif.

Garron has been teaching and coaching tennis for more than 24 years and continues to make growing tennis in his community a priority. In 2010 Garron implemented adopt-a-school resources to provide tennis in local elementary P.E. classes and offer a tennis field trip on two different days for another local middle school. For the past two years he also assisted with the USTA Youth Summit for USTA NorCal. He has always given free clinics to high school boys and girls tennis teams throughout his career.

He served as the president of USPTA Northern California Division from 2006 to 2007 and as a USPTA tester for that division. He has been a USTA Northern California section member of the following committees: grant tennis, junior grants, community tennis and junior recreation.

In 2009, he was recognized by the USPTA as one of the Top 10 Educators in the nation and in 2007 he was honored as USPTA Northern California Pro of the Year. Garron is currently a USTA QuickStart trainer, USTA recreational coach workshop trainer and USTA Northern California head schools clinician.

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