Genesis Director of Tennis Awarded by International Organization

Mike Woody Named PTR Kansas Member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which included more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 15-18, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Mike Woody, of Gardner, Kansas, has been named PTR Member of the Year for the State. This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR. A member since 2007, Woody is a PTR Clinician and a certified Professional in three PTR education pathways. He is USTA Master Trainer and speaker at tennis conventions nationally.

As National Director of Tennis for Genesis Health Clubs, Woody he 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.

No stranger to awards, Woody was recently named Tennis Industry’s Person of the Year, recognizing his commitment and dedication to the tennis industry.

In 2005, he was named the USPTA Facility Manager of the Year, and a year earlier received the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award for excellence in grassroots and tennis growth. In 2009, the PTR/TIA Commitment to the Industry Award was added to his accolades.

In 2011, he was awarded the USPTA Midwest Pro of the Year and PTR Member of the Year for Michigan. In 2012, Woody was inducted into the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame. For his community work, Woody has been acknowledged with the following awards: Business Hall of Fame ‘Rising Star’ Award by Junior Achievement, and the Excellence in Business Enterprise Award.

Tennis is an important part of the Woody Family. His daughter Meghan and son Austin were Michigan High School State Team Champions in Tennis. Woody was supporting coach for Meghan’s (Saginaw Valley State University) and Austin’s (Northwood University) teams.

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.


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