Steve Solomon, the father of Tennis Channel President Ken Solomon, was honored by USTA for his lifetime contribution to adult tennis, which includes his involvement in senior tennis events, particularly in Palm Springs. One of his great accomplishments is starting the first 90's tournaments.
Congratulations to Steve Solomon!
Here is the USTA press release below:
USTA HONORS STEVE SOLOMON WITH ANNUAL SENIORS’ SERVICE AWARD
Palm Springs Resident Recognized with National Award
Celebrating Achievement in Promoting the Growth of Tennis
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 27, 2017 - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that Steve Solomon of Palm Springs, Calif., has been presented with its annual Seniors’ Service Award. Solomon was recognized for his outstanding dedication and contributions in growing the sport of tennis at the local level during the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, March 24-27, at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The Seniors’ Service Award was established in 1958 to recognize and honor a person for service to senior tennis. It is awarded annually on the basis of the recipient’s willingness, cooperation and participationeither in play or organizational workto work for the betterment of senior tennis competition.
For many years, Solomon has hosted some of the most popular senior tournaments in the nation. Seven years ago, Solomon started the annual Husband and Wife Doubles Championships at the Mission Hills Tennis Club in Rancho Mirage, which now has become the nation’s largest senior doubles event with more than 200 teams competing. Solomon’s son Ken Solomon is the CEO and Chairman of the Tennis Channel.
“Steve truly epitomizes tennis being the sport for a lifetime with many years as a tennis player, volunteer and tournament director of some of the nation’s most popular senior events,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA. “Steve’s love of tennis and commitment to our sport is contagious and we applaud his numerous volunteer efforts in the Palm Springs area.”
The USTA Annual Meeting and Conference brings together USTA leadership, national staff, national committee members and section volunteers and staff in pursuit of the USTA mission: to promote and develop the growth of tennis. Along with leadership and committee meetings, the USTA Annual Meeting provides education opportunities for all attendees to develop and enhance their personal and professional skills and learn new ways to promote the game of tennis.
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The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships and helps under-resourced youth and individuals with disabilities, and supports wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.
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