When we first contacted Sara about recording an episode with us, she sent us her bio which read: day job–attorney; night job-tennis player. We loved it so much that we had to call this episode “Sara Does it All!”.

We enjoyed speaking to Sara about how she got started in tennis and how she formed a community tennis association (CTA) so she could play more tennis.

Sara’s tennis story began when she was on vacation in Florida in her early 30s. She and her family started playing together and when she returned home, she found a tennis coach and started taking lessons. She immediately fell in love with the sport and is now an NTRP 3.5.

Sara lived in a rural community and noticed there weren’t a lot of tennis opportunities in the area. She contacted her state coordinator and was told she should form a community tennis association (CTA). Since she is an attorney, she was able to set up a 501c3 for her association.

Sara formed the “Jackson West-TN Tennis Association” (JWTTA) and She served as the Secretary, then President of the CTA board, and now is the Past-President.

Sara is also the President of USTA Tennessee. She is a local league coordinator, has captained numerous teams, and served on committees for the Southern Section. She also works on programming locally and manages the JWTTA website and social media pages.

Again, we say, “Sara does it all!”.

If you want to hear more about what a CTA does, listen here:

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