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Randy Bernard


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RANDY BERNARD HAS DEDICATED MUCH OF HIS ADULT LIFE TO HELPING OTHERS LEARN AND LOVE THE GAME OF TENNIS THROUGH ON-COURT TEACHING AND MENTORING AND VOLUNTEER EFFORTS.

HIS TENNIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND POSITIONS INCLUDE:

  • CERTIFIED BY BOTH USPTA AND PTR FOR OVER 25 YEARS; RECEIVED THE USPTA 25 YEAR SERVICE AWARD IN 2009.
  • SERVED AS THE DIRECTOR OF TENNIS AT SPARTANBURG COUNTRY CLUB AND THE WESTSIDE CLUB.
  • COACHED OVER 150 PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD A STATE, SECTION AND/OR NATIONAL RANKING.
  • PRESIDENT OF THE SPARTANBURG COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION.
  • COACHED AT USTA SOUTH CAROLINA ALL STAR AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS.
  • HELPED ORGANIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL'S TENNIS ASSOCIATION, AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT FROM 1991 TO 1994.
  • SERVED ON NUMEROUS USTA SOUTH CAROLINA COMMITTEES, INCLUDING THE JUNIOR COUNCIL, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, LONG RANGE PLANNING, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT (1989 CHAIRMAN) AND JUNIOR RANKING.
  • SERVED ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF USTA SOUTH CAROLINA.
  • SERVED ON THE BOARD OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TENNIS PATRONS FOUNDATION, AND IN 1999 HE INITIATED THE IDEA OF OFFERING GRANTS TO PROGRAMS WORKING WITH KIDS AT RISK. OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS ALMOST $50,000 HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO HELP OVER 40 PROGRAMS IN THE STATE.
  • WORKED IN NUMEROUS CHARITABLE EFFORTS, INCLUDING RAISING OVER $50,000 FOR MOBILE MEALS IN SPARTANBURG OVER A SIX YEAR PERIOD.

HIS TIRELESS WORK AND DEDICATION HAVE EARNED HIM NUMEROUS RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS:

  • 1987 AND 1993 USTA SOUTH CAROLINA PRO OF THE YEAR.
  • 1989 USPTA SOUTH CAROLINA PRO OF THE YEAR.
  • 1989 USTA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD.
  • 1993 SCPTA PRIDE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AWARD.
  • 1994 USTA SOUTH CAROLINA PRESIDENT'S AWARD AND USTA SOUTHERN STATE VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD.
  • 1995 PTR SOUTH CAROLINA PRO OF THE YEAR.
  • 1992 (SPARTANBURG COUNTY CLUB) AND 1999 (WESTSIDE CLUB) USTA SOUTH CAROLINA MEMBER CLUB OF THE YEAR.
  • 2003 USTA SOUTH CAROLINA LUCY GARVIN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD.

RANDY CONTINUES TO SUPPORT TENNIS THROUGH BOTH HIS VOLUNTEER AND BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT. HE IS SERVING AS THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATER FOR THE 10 AND UNDER QUICKSTART PROGRAM IN THE SPARTANBURG AREA. HE OWNS AND OPERATES RSN PROMOTIONALS IN SPARTANBURG, AND SERVICES THE ANNUAL USTA SOUTHERN MEETING WITH USTA LOGO MERCHANDISE.

 

 
 
 
 
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