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5 Reasons Employers Should Hire Tennis Players



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Avery Shackelford Social Media and Editorial Marketing at MyTennisLessons.com

If you’re a tennis player on the job hunt, your background in the sport could be the very thing that gets you hired. Why should a hiring manager …

Hampton University PTM



Hampton University PTM

The School of Business (Marketing Department), in collaboration with the School of Liberal Arts and Education (Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation) and certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), offers a Bachelor of Science degree in …

Aramik Allahverdian, Tennis Express



Aramik Allahverdian, Tennis Express

As a buyer for retailer Tennis Express, Allahverdian has gained the respect of sales and account managers across the tennis industry. He’s been with the company for six years, and in that time has worked in various aspects of the …

Meghan Angeletti, USTA New England



Meghan Angeletti, USTA New England

As a community relations manager for USTA New England, Meghan Angeletti “is always willing to go the extra mile to promote tennis,” says Doug Sime of New Haven Youth Tennis & Education. “Meg is a true professional in every sense …

Allison Barnett, Head USA



Allison Barnett, Head USA

Allison Barnett probably will never admit it, but she has quite a bit of influence in this industry. As Head’s communications and customer service manager, overseeing the daily operations of both areas, she plans advertising and p.r. strategies, creates promotions, …

Daniel Becker, Babolat



Daniel Becker, Babolat

When it comes to tennis marketers, it would be hard to beat the enthusiasm of Daniel Becker, who is the Global Social Media Manager for Babolat. A graduate of Kenyon College, where he was captain of the tennis team, Becker …

Sarah Brooker, Fox Valley Tennis Association



Sarah Brooker, Fox Valley Tennis Association

As the Midwest Youth Team Tennis Coordinator for the Fox Valley Tennis Association in Wisconsin, Sarah Brooker often has her hands full. Each summer, she coordinates a large 10 and Under Tennis program that attracts more than 100 kids and, …

Kasey Connors, USTA Middle States



Kasey Connors, USTA Middle States

Kasey Connors joined the USTA Middle States Section in 2008 as a community tennis coordinator, working with school tennis and Jr. Team Tennis programs. Her rise through the section took her to community tennis manager and now to associate director …

Rob Festa, USTA Eastern



Rob Festa, USTA Eastern

For Rob Festa, it’s all about keeping thousands of players happy and informed. Festa is the manager of tournaments and rankings for the USTA Eastern Section, and he understands that growing the sport is all about serving the customers in …

Kaitlin Flaherty, Methodist University



Kaitlin Flaherty, Methodist University

As the assistant director of the Professional Tennis Management program at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., since August 2012, Kaitlin Flaherty wears a lot of hats: teacher, academic adviser, recruiter, social media coordinator, player development instructor, and more. The Texas …