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Carey Washington


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DR. CAREY WASHINGTON IS A LONG TIME USTA SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEER AND OFFICIAL. HIS ENTHUSIASM FOR THE GAME, HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES AND HIS FAIRNESS AND FIRMNESS IN APPLYING THESE RULES MAKE HIM ONE OF THE STATE'S MOST OUTSTANDING OFFICIALS.

AFTER BEING CERTIFIED AS AN OFFICIAL IN 1988, HE BEGAN WORKING THE STATE'S TOP JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS, THE PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE SOUTHERN CLOSED 12'S CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE STATE HARDCOURT CHAMPSIONSHIPS. HE BECAME A MEMBER OF THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICIALS COMMITTEE AND SERVED AS CHAIRMAN FROM 1989 TO 1994.

HE HAS HAD MANY STATE, SECTION AND NATIONAL POSITIONS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS AS AN OFFICIAL, INCLUDING:

  • SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE USTA SOUTHERN OFFICIALS COMMITTEE 1994 TO 2004 AND A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE FROM 1994 TO 2010. SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE TRAINING & EVALUATION SUB-COMMITTEE.
  • SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICIALS COMMITTEE 1993 TO 2008
  • TWO-TIME (1994 AND 2004) RECIPIENT OF THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA PETE CONKLIN TENNIS OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR
  • RECEIVED THE 2004 USTA SOUTHERN TENNIS OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • SERVED AS CHIEF UMPIRE AT THE PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE 1990
  • DEVELOPED OFFICIALS TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOLS AND DIVISION II, DIVISION III AND NAIA COLLEGES
  • WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL AT THE ACC AND NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND NUMEROUS OTHER MAJOR COLLEGIATE MATCHES AND EVENTS
  • WORKED AS AN OFFICIAL AT THE U. S. OPEN IN NEW YORK OVER 10 YEARS
  • SERVED AS CHIEF UMPIRE OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES HELD IN CONNECTICUT, NORTH CAROLINA, IRELAND AND CHINA
  • REFEREE OF THE NATIONAL SPECIAL OLYMPIC GAMES PLAYED IN IOWA IN 2006 AND IN NEBRASKA IN 2010. WORKED THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS GAMES AT VANDERMEER TENNIS CENTER IN HILTON HEAD SINCE THEIR INCEPTION.

CAREY HAS ALSO BEEN INVOLVED IN SOUTH CAROLINA TENNIS OVER 20 YEARS, HOLDING A NUMBER OF POSITIONS AND RECEIVING NUMEROUS AWARDS.

  • SERVED ON THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD FROM 1991 TO 2006
  • SERVED AS A VICE-PRESIDENT OF USTA SOUTH CAROLINA FROM 1993 TO 2006
  • CHAIRED THE OFFICIALS, GRIEVANCE AND ADAPTIVE COMMITTEES
  • RECEIVED THE 2005 LUCY GARVIN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • NAMED THE HONORARY CHAIRMAN OF THE 2009 PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

 
 
 
 
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