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Bob Alsbrook


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BOB ALLSBROOK HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS A SUPERB PLAYER, TEACHING PROFESSIONAL, COACH AND VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

HE IS ONE OF THE STATE'S MOST ACCOMPLISHED PLAYERS. HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN COMPETITION INCLUDE:

 

 

 

 

 

  • PLAYED NUMBER ONE SINGLES AND DOUBLES AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE LETTERED ALL FOUR YEARS.
  • WON THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1981.
  • PLAYED ON THE ATP WORLD TOUR SEVERAL YEARS AND WAS WORLD RANKED IN BOTH SINGLES AND DOUBLES.
  • WON TWO NATIONAL 30'S GRASS COURT TITLES.
  • RANKED NUMBER 2 IN THE NATION IN 30'S SINGLES AND DOUBLES.
  • REPRESENTED SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE SENIOR CUP TEAM FOR MANY YEARS.
  • COMPETED ON THE USTA SOUTHERN INTERSECTIONAL TEAM PLAYING AGAINST TEAMS FROM THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
  • MEMBER OF THE 40 AND OVER USTA TRABERT CUP NATIONAL TEAM WHICH FINISHED SECOND IN THE WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS.

HE IS KNOWN FOR HIS TEACHING SKILLS ON THE COURT:

  • TAUGHT A NUMBER OF THE STATE'S TOP RANKED JUNIOR PLAYERS.
  • SERVED AS THE HEAD PROFESSIONAL FOR THE USTA SOUTHERN SECTION UPSTATE TRAINING CENTER.
  • COACHED TWO NCAA SINGLES FINALIST (ONE BEING LAWSON DUNCAN) AND ONE NCAA SINGLES CHAMPION (MALLORY CECIL). HE ALSO COACHED DUNCAN AT THE 1985 AND 1986 U. S. OPEN.
  • RECOGNIZED AS THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA PRO OF THE YEAR.

HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN COACHING INCLUDE:

  • SERVED AS THE DIRECTOR OF TENNIS AT SPARTANBURG DAY SCHOOL SINCE 1987 WHERE HE COACHES BOTH THE BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS.
  • HIS TEAMS HAVE WON 12 CAA CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, NINE NCISAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THREE SCIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.
  • COACHED NUMEROUS STATE AND SECTIONAL JUNIOR TEAMS INCLUDING ZONAL COMPETITION AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR FEDERATION/WIGHTMAN CUP TEAM.

THROUGH ALL THIS HE HAS FOUND TIME TO VOLUNTEER IN NUMEROUS WAYS, INCLUDING:

  • PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TENNIS PROFESSIONALS' ASSOCIATION AND A MEMBER OF THE USTA SC BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR TWO YEARS.
  • TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE JUNIOR CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SPARTANBURG FOR TWO YEARS. THE TOURNAMENT WAS SELECTED AS THE S. C. JUNIOR TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR AND THE SOUTHERN JUNIOR TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR IN 1992.
 

 
 
 
 
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