International Tennis Hall of Fame Teaching Pro Drew Goldstein wins USTA Award
NEWPORT, R.I. -
Drew Goldstein, senior professional tennis instructor at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, has been named 2009 Junior Team Tennis Coach of the Year by United States Tennis Association New England. Goldstein received the award at the USTA New England Annual Award Luncheon on March 6.
The Junior Team Tennis Coach of the Year Award is presented annually to the individual who dedicates his or her time to instructing young players and makes a positive impact on their lives both on and off the court. In 2009, Goldstein coached an 18-and-under team that won the sectional championship and represented New England at the USTA National Championships in Alabama. Goldstein also coached the same group of kids to victory in 2008, when they won the sectional championship in the 14-and-under division.
“I really enjoy working with the kids, and I am honored to receive this recognition from USTA New England,” said Goldstein. “It’s a lot of fun to watch each player progress and gain confidence, ultimately turning their hard work into winning matches.”
Goldstein, a Newport resident, has been teaching tennis at the International Tennis Hall of Fame since 1998. He is a USPTA certified instructor. Goldstein played varsity tennis for the Union College Men’s Tennis Team and was captain of the team his junior and senior years. He is originally from Madison, Conn., and he played varsity tennis for Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, Conn.
About the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
Established in 1954, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines, and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide. The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum was recognized as the sport’s official Hall of Fame in 1986 by the International Tennis Federation, the governing body of tennis. For information on the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum and its programs, call 401-849-3990 or visit us online at www.tennisfame.com.
Anne Marie McLaughlin