By: Professional Tennis Registry
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented awards to Kevin Nebergall of Cedar Rapids, Iowa., and Mike Woody of Gardner, Kansas at its recent 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium.
Nebergall was named Member of the Year in Iowa, while Woody was named Member of the Year in Kansas.
This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.
A PTR member since 1985, Nebergall is a Certified Professional who served as Head Tennis Coach and Physical Education Instructor at Kirkwood Community College and staff pro at Westfield Tennis Club. Although retired, he continues serving the sport as the State Representative for PTR, volunteering on USTA Committees, and working with Senior Olympics, Special Olympics and wheelchair tennis.
In May 2016, Nebergall was the Director of Tennis venue for the Eastern Iowa Senior Olympics. He is on the USTA Wheelchair Committee and has served on many additional USTA National Committees including: Adaptive Tennis; Institutional Technology; Nominating Committee; and Testers Innovation. He has been President of the USTA Missouri Valley Tennis and on the Board as First Vice President.
As National Director of Tennis for Genesis Health Clubs, Woody oversees tennis operations for seven clubs. His role is to inspire, lead and train a team of 43 tennis professionals who lead programming on 61 indoor/outdoor tennis courts. Prior to Genesis, Woody was Executive Director of the Greater Midland Tennis Center, a position he held for 22 years. It was acknowledged by Tennis Industry as the Municipal Facility of the Year in 2003 and 2009. A culmination of his passion and success, Midland, Michigan was named the first ‘Best Tennis Town’ by the USTA.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,600 members in 125 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.