Dr. Lester M. Snyder, Jr.


Les served the USTA for many years. He started as an umpire and Vice President of the district, and worked his way up through the section and nation until he was President of the USTA in 1995. He was an instrumental figure in the planning and construction of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Read more about Les here.

Paul Burns


Paul has been influential in helping promote and develop the growth of tennis in Phoenix and the Southwest Section for the last 20 years. He has been the President of USTA Central Arizona Board of Directors, and he is currently President of the Southwest Section. Read more about Paul here.

Timothy Russell


Tim began working with Central Arizona as a volunteer in 1997. He moved up the ranks to become Southwest President. From there he served on the USTA National Chair of Collegiate Varsity Committee, and is currently on the USTA National Junior Competition Committee. Read more about Tim here.

Barb Anshell


Barb served as an advisor for the successful bid for the 2000 USTA Super National Winter Championships. Based on her efforts and reputation, Phoenix was awarded four divisions of the brand new event, which at the time, was the most ever awarded to one city. Read more about Barb here.

Sally Grabham


Sally was an advisor on the successful bid for the 2000 USTA Super National Winter Championships, and has volunteered for local junior tournaments as well as ATP events. She has been recognized in USTA Magazine as a USTA Top Seed for her volunteer contributions. Read more about Sally here.

Ruth Ann Gardner


Ruth Ann implemented the first NTRP Program in public parks, local tournaments, and leagues. She has administered the Junior Team Tennis League and been the Adult/Senior League Coordinator for the Southwest Section. Read more about Ruth Ann here.

Bob and Helen Howard


Bob and Helen have served on the Fiesta Bowl Jr. Championship (now Winter National Championship) committee for the last 20 years. They have also been active tournament players, being ranked #1 or #2 in mixed doubles for 16 years from 1980 to 1995. Read more about Bob and Helen here.

Sheila McInerney


Sheila is a well-respected collegiate tennis coach, with 28 years under her belt. In her 27 seasons, she has led the ASU women’s team to 25 NCAA tournament appearances, 18 NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, and eight quarterfinal appearances. Read more about Sheila here.

George Druliner


George taught himself how to play tennis at the age of 14. Since then, he has been a top player in Southern California, and won three USTA National Championships and 246 Southwest Section Championships. Read more about George here.

Judy Stark


Judy began as a volunteer for the Phoenix area in the 1980s. She served as Treasurer of the district, then Vice President. During this time she was involved in establishing grass roots programming, and it was then that she started a junior council in the district. Read more about Judy here.

Jeanne Nichols


Brian Cheney


Brian has coached the National USTA Junior Davis Cup team, been ranked #1 in the United States six times, was ranked #1 in the world in 1999, and played on ten US International teams. Read more about Brian here.

Ruth Shoffner


Ruth’s volunteer hours have been countless. She assisted in 17 Winter National Championship tournaments, chaired multiple committees, and sat at the desk of numerous junior satellite tournaments over the years. She retired after 18 years of service to the district. Read more about Ruth here.

Maxine King


Maxine served as a section ranker, and as secretary for the Phoenix District, as well as Southwest Section historian. Her energy and passion have earned her the nickname the "Grand Dame" of tennis. Read more about Maxine here.

Marian Palmer


Marian has been volunteering for the Southwest Section for over 30 years. Her work began when she took over Junior Team Tennis, and continued with her service by chairing committees, working tournaments, and serving as President of the district for four years. Read more about Marian here.

Ginger Renouard


Ginger has volunteered for the Central Arizona District and Southwest Section for over 35 years. In that time, she served as Phoenix Area President, Vice President, and Secretary. She was the Southwest Section Vice President for 11 years. Read more about Ginger here.

Bob Capron


Bob is one of the more unsung yet important figures in the Phoenix area, coordinating, scheduling, and overseeing the city’s USTA officials. He has logged thousands of hours on the court as an official, in tournaments ranging from local to NCAA events, to show courts at ATP and WTA events. Read more about Bob here.

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