Mike Andrews, a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association for more than 15 years, received the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award during the USPTA's annual awards breakfast last week. Andrews is currently the managing professional at Wildwood Racquet Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The Community Service Award is a cooperative award presented annually by the United States Tennis Association as part of USPTA's awards program. The awards breakfast was part of the USPTA World Conference on Tennis, which took place Sept. 19-24 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Andrews has continued to give to his community through tennis. He is very active in the tennis industry and is a former USPTA Midwest Division president, as well as a current USTA Northern Indiana Junior Davis Cup Coach, Recreational Coach Workshop Clinician, QuickStart Tennis Specialist, and USTA Schools Clinician.
In addition, Andrews serves on several committees for charity work in the Fort Wayne area, including The Vera Bradley Classic fundraiser for breast cancer research, The Tennis Ball fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Parkview Foundation - Tennis Slam for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Parkview Hospital. Andrews has also worked Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the U.S. Open in New York.
He was named 1998 USPTA Indiana Professional of the Year. Originally from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Andrews holds a degree in Recreation Management from Lake Superior State University where he played college tennis.
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