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Congratulations to Linda Swope on being "LLC of the Year"!

JWTTA would like to congratulate Linda Swope on being awarded "Local League Coordinator of the Year" by USTA Tennessee.  Linda truly deserves this award for all the hard work she puts into JWTTA and USTA leagues.  The following is the biography prepared by USTA Tennessee:

Local League Coordinator of the Year: Linda Swope ~ Jackson, TN
Our recipient says she is “in my second tennis life” and having a ball. Starting tennis at age 35 she fell in
love with the game. To compete in USTA tennis the ladies from Jackson had to travel to Memphis, (1.5
hours) each week to play but they did it for many years. She took 13 years off from tennis while being a
grandmother to her now 8 grandchildren. A new friend in town got her back on the court and again she
“fell in love with the game”. Never thinking she would compete again but quickly did and had the oppor-
tunity to be on a Murfreesboro Super Senior team and the next thing she knew they were at Nationals in
Surprise, AZ. After that experience she knew that she wanted to help the tennis players in Jackson to have
more tennis courts and to be able to compete and also have that “Nationals” experience. She became a
part of a group of people who have worked tirelessly to get a new tennis complex for Jackson. The first
phase of their project is in construction at this time. She was responsible for creating a database of over
500 people who were tennis prospects for Jackson. They have used email extensively to contact players.
Serving as Treasurer for their newly formed Jackson West TN Tennis Association and also as a Local League
Coordinator she is seeing her dream getting a start. Linda wants to say that she shares this award with the
other LLC’s and especially with Cyndi Bryant, their Adult Coordinator.