USTA Florida Taps Swope to Head Tennis Management Div.
October 27, 2017
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (Oct. 27, 2017) — USTA Florida is proud to announce that Frank Swope has been named director of tennis management. He will lead the new division aimed at partnering with municipalities to manage and improve public tennis facilities across the state.
“Frank’s experience in all aspects of facility management, along with his professional background and genuine love of tennis, make him an excellent choice for this position,” said Robert Hollis, USTA Florida president. “He has spent his entire career in Florida, and he has a fundamental understanding of our mission and what it takes to grow tennis at the grassroots level.”
Prior to joining BallenIsles in 2010, Swope served as the director of tennis at The Club at Mediterra in Naples, Fla., for five years. At both BallenIsles and Mediterra, Swope recruited, hired, trained and managed all tennis staff and oversaw large pro shop operations and all tennis programs. From 1994-2005, Swope served as director of tennis for Indian Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach. He previously held management and teaching roles at Bardmoor Tennis and Fitness Club in Largo and the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Club.
“I am very pleased and excited to have the opportunity to work for the USTA Florida Section in a capacity that enables me to grow the game, enhance public programs and facilities, and contribute to the sport I love and have been a part of for many years,” Swope said. “The new Tennis Management Division can really make a difference.”
In addition to his professional background, Swope has been very involved with both the USPTA and USTA Florida for more than 30 years. He has been a USPTA-certified teaching professional since 1978. Swope also has been active on the USPTA board, and served as both treasurer (1997-2001) and president (2002-2003) of the USPTA Florida Division.
For more information on USTA Florida programs and services, visit www.USTAFlorida.com.