FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2019
Len Simard Named 2019 USPTA Small Facility Manager of the Year
LAS VEGAS – The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch this past Wednesday during the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Simard (New Canaan, CT), the general manager at New Canaan Racquet Club in Connecticut, was named 2019 Small Facility Manager of the Year.
In 2018, Simard incorporated pro/ams, weekly one-day junior tournaments and mixed doubles socials to increase programming by 300%, leading to a revenue increase of $150,000. He also instituted midterm and final evaluations within the junior program and created a full pickleball program that includes learn-to-play classes, socials and tournaments.
Simard employs a staff of 10 full-time tennis professionals, seven of which are USPTA certified and three that will become USPTA certified, and retrained them to be fully compliant in the USTA 10 and Under protocol. Simard is a USPTA Master Professional and a past president of USPTA Florida.
About the USPTA
Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and promotes a greater awareness of the sport.