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Jorge Andrew


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JORGE ANDREW HAS BEEN A DYNAMIC AND POWERFUL FORCE BOTH ON AND OFF THE TENNIS COURT FOR DECADES, AND HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE GROWTH OF TENNIS IN ALMOST EVERY WAY POSSIBLE....AS A PLAYER, A COACH, A COMMUNITY LEADER AND A VOLUNTEER AT THE LOCAL, STATE, SECTION AND NATIONAL LEVELS.

ANDREW IS A FORMER VENEZUELAN DAVIS CUP PLAYER AND CAPTAIN, AND HOLDS THE RECORD FOR MOST GAMES PLAYED IN DAVIS CUP HISTORY. HE SPENT OVER 10 YEARS ON THE ATP TOUR, AND PLAYED IN ALL FOUR GRAND SLAMS. DURING HIS CAREER HE HAD VICTORIES OVER ROD LAVER, GUILLERMO VILAS, DICK STOCKTON AND OTHER TOP PLAYERS. JORGE CONTINUED TO BE A FORCE ON THE COURT AFTER HE RETIIRED FROM THE TOUR, WINNING THE PTR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SINGLES TITLE IN FOUR DIFFERENT AGE DIVISIONS AND HAS PARTNERED WITH ROY BARTH TO WIN 13 DOUBLES TITLES AT THIS EVENT. HE COACHED MANY OUTSTANDING JUNIOR PLAYERS, INCLUDING A FORMER #1 IN THE WORLD, NICOLAS PEREIVA OF VENEZUELA.

AFTER MOVING TO LEXINGTON, S.C. AS THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF TENNIS FOR THE LEXINGTON COUNTY RECREATION AND AGING COMMISSION AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE LEXINGTON COUNTY TENNIS CENTER IN 2002 HE CONTINUED TO SUPPORT TENNIS BOTH ON AND OFF THE COURT AS A TEACHING PRO AND VOLUNTEER. JORGE'S MANY CONTRIBUTIONS, VOLUNTEER POSITIONS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS INCLUDE:

  • RECRUITED AND DIRECTED NUMEROUS SECTIONAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS INCLUDING ITF SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTHERN BOYS & GIRLS 10'S CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE SOUTH CAROLINA CLOSED HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE NATIONAL PUBLIC PARKS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE USTA SOUTHERN TRI-STATE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS.
  • ONE OF THE SELECT FEW INDIVIDUALS WHO IS CERTIFIED AS BOTH A PTR AND USPTA MASTER PROFESSIONAL.
  • A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL CARDIO TENNIS SPEAKERS TEAM.
  • A USTA NATIONAL 10-AND-UNDER MASTER TRAINER.
  • A USTA RECREATIONAL COACHES WORKSHOP MASTER TRAINER.
  • A MEMBER OF THE HEAD/PENN NATIONAL ADVISORY STAFF AND SPEAKERS TEAM.
  • A LONG TIME BOARD MEMBER AND THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL TENNIS REGISTRY.
  • SERVED ON NUMEROUS COMMITTEES, CHAIRED THE TENNIS PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND VICE-PRESIDENT FOR USTA SOUTH CAROLINA.
  • SERVED ON SEVERAL COMMITTEES AND WAS THE VICE-CHAIR OF THE JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS COMMITTEE AND CHAIR OF THE 2012-2013 NATIONAL JTT CHAMPIONSHIPS SUBCOMMITTEE FOR USTA SOUTHERN.
  • SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE USTA DAVIS & FED CUP AND OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC COMMITTEES.
  • RECOGNIZED WITH NUMEROUS AWARDS INCLUDING USTA SOUTH CAROLINA LUCY GARVIN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR, USPTA/USTA COMMUNITY SERVICE, THE USTA SOUTHERN PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AND THE PTR SENIOR PLAYER OF THE DECADE.
 

 
 
 
 
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