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Welcome a New Inductee to the SC Tennis Hall of Fame

September 27, 2006 02:58 PM

USTA South Carolina, and the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation (SCTPF) are proud to announce the newest inductee to the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame. Chosen by the SCTPF Hall of Fame Selection Committee from over a dozen excellent candidates, Daniel J. Santorum was voted into the SC Tennis Hall of Fame on August 28, 2006. His formal induction ceremony will be at the USTA South Carolina Annual Meeting on Hilton Head Island on Saturday December 2, 2006.

Daniel (Dan) Santorum is a resident of Hilton Head Island, and has been professionally involved with tennis for over twenty years. Currently he is CEO of the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), an international organization of 12,500 tennis teaching professionals and coaches in 122 countries.

Dan Santorum

Santorum has also done extensive work with the United States Tennis Association, having volunteered on several committees since 1991. He was president of USTA South Carolina formerly the South Carolina Tennis Association) from 1990 - 1993, a board member of the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation, past treasurer of USTA Southern, a board member of the Tennis Industry Association, a board member of the National Public Parks Tennis Association, and a board member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

“This is a wonderful honor for my family, especially when you consider the outstanding people currently in the Hall,” stated Santorum. “It is the highlight of my career in tennis.”

Truly, Dan Santorum has been and continues to be, an amazing influence on tennis in South Carolina. His extensive service to the game through volunteerism, education, participation, and dedication to the expansion of the game has made an invaluable impact on tennis both locally and abroad.

“Looking back, there are two programs that I am particularly proud of – the ACE Program, which has trained thousands of multicultural tennis teachers both here in South Carolina and throughout the country.” commented Santorum, “Also, the PTR on Campus program that debuted at Furman University, which continues to offer free education to young tennis teachers, aged 16 to 23.”

“Both USTA South Carolina and the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation are honored to have such an amazing individual in our state and are proud to welcome him to the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, stated John Sheffield, USTA South Carolina Executive Director.