February 1, 2008

Goode Named Player of the Year

GREENSBORO, NC--The North Carolina Tennis Association named Lees-McRae Tennis Coach Paul Goode the 2007 J.S. Love Adult Male Tennis Player of the Year. His award was presented during the Annual Awards Luncheon as part of North Carolina's 2008 Tennis Weekend. The luncheon was held in the Pinehurst Resort's Carolina Hotel this past weekend.

Paul Goode isn't just a great player that has amassed a list of playing achievements, which happens to include a first place in the 2007 State Open division singles title and a second place finish in the 2005 National Clay Court Championships in the Open division. Goode has also proven to be a skilled instructor. He is currently in his third season as head tennis coach for both men and women at Lees-McRae College. He says he still enjoys playing and plays tournaments whenever his schedule allows and that he loves the aspect of one-on-one competition that tennis offers.

Tennis truly thrives in North Carolina because of our many dedicated players and supporters. Without the loyalty of players, officials, volunteers, friends and family, tennis would not be in the great shape it is here in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Tennis Association (NCTA), a not-for-profit organization, is the state affiliate of the United States Tennis Association in North Carolina and is commonly referred to as USTA North Carolina. The NCTA was founded in 1973 and since that time has focused on its singular mission: To promote and develop the game of tennis in North Carolina. The office is headquartered conveniently in Greensboro, NC. To learn more information about tennis in North Carolina and how to become a USTA member today, please visit us at www.nctennis.com.