A full-time tennis pro based at the Country Club of Spartanburg in South Carolina, Carl Hocker “teaches juniors tirelessly, seven days a week, traveling on weekends to tournaments around the country,” says one club member. But Hocker still has found time to serve on USTA South Carolina committees (including the junior competition and player development committees) and currently serves on the USTA SC board of directors and USTA Southern Coaches Commission. He coaches Southern Junior Cup, and in 2010 received the USTA South Carolina John Newcomb Pro of the Year Award. He has worked as a coach at competition training centers for USTA SC in 2009 and 2010 and served as a USTA Regional Training Center Coach at the Racquet Club of the South. Hocker, a PTR-certified pro who played college tennis at The Citadel and USC Upstate, coaches each summer for USTA Southern, including with the Boys and Girls 12s Zonals.