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Helen Jeter


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HELEN JETER WAS BORN IN CHARLESTON, S.C. AND STARTED HER TENNIS CAREER AS A LEAGUE PLAYER AND TEAM CAPTAIN IN THE ATLANTA AREA, THEN VOLUNTEERED FOR FIVE YEARS AS A TEAM MOTHER FOR TWO DIFFERENT JUNIOR TEAMS. SHE ALSO SERVED AS WOMEN'S DIVISION COORDINATOR AND BOY'S 12'S CITY COORDINATOR.

SHE MOVED TO GREENVILLE IN 1986 WHERE SHE CONTINUED TO CONTRIBUTE TO TENNIS AS A PLAYER AND VOLUNTEER. HELEN BECAME A BOARD MEMBER OF THE UPPER PIEDMONT TENNIS ASSOCIATION, AND THE NEXT YEAR BECAME THE UPTA LOCAL LEAGUE COORDINATOR. SHE CONTINUED IN THIS CAPACITY UNTIL 1991 WHEN SHE BECAME THE DISTRICT LEAGUE COORDINATOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

HELEN HAS MADE NUMEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE USTA AT THE STATE, SECTIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS, SERVING IN OVER A DOZEN USTA VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. SHE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE STATE ASSOCIATION IN MANY WAYS. SHE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE USTA-SC BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR OVER 15 YEARS, AND SERVED AS VICE-PRESIDENT FOLLOWED BY A TWO-YEAR TERM AS STATE PRESIDENT IN 1998-99. SHE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TENNIS PATRONS FOUNDATION THE FOLLOWING TWO YEARS, AND HAS SERVED ON THE SCTPF BOARD AND CHAIRED NUMEROUS COMMITTEES SINCE 1995. SHE SERVED AS THE VOLUNTEER EVENT PLANNER AND COORDINATOR FOR THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA ANNUAL MEETING FOR FOUR YEARS, AND HAS BEEN ON THE STATE LEAGUE COUNCIL, LEGAL AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE, LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE, BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE. SHE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED IN THE STATE WITH NUMEROUS AWARDS, INCLUDING THE LUCY GARVIN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD, AND HAS BEEN A FOUR-TIME RECIPIENT OF THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD.

HELEN HAS SERVED ON THE USTA SOUTHERN SECTION BOARD OF DIRECTORS SINCE 2001, WHERE SHE BEGAN AS A DELIGATE-AT-LARGE. SHE BECAME A USTA SOUTHERN SECTION VICE-PRESIDENT AND MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN 2005. SHE HAS RECEIVED THE PRESIDENT'S RECOGNITION AWARD, THE GERRIE ROTHWELL AWARD AND ON TWO OCCASIONS THE DISTRICT VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD.

JETER HAS ALSO MADE AN IMPACT AT THE NATNIONAL LEVEL, WHERE SHE HAS SERVED AS THE SECTIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MARKETING & SALES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEES. SHE HAS BEEN ON THE USTA LEAGUE COMMITTEE AND THE LEAGUE REGULATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, AND IS RESPECTED AS ONE OF THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND DEDICATED ADULT LEAGUE VOLUNTEERS IN THE COUNTRY.

 

 
 
 
 
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