Alan Schwartz

Alan Schwartz
(Inducted In: 2005)

Alan Schwartz served as President and Chairman of the Board of the USTA 2003-2004, and was a USTA board member for twelve years. During his presidency, the US Open Series became a reality; relationships between the USTA and other tennis entities were dramatically improved; section grants were increased and section accountability in measurable teams to national were initiated while the financial rating of the USTA was raised from BBB to A-. The goal of 30x20x10 (30 million tennis players by 2010) was adopted and was met in 2009. Other tennis board positions held include: Chicago District Tennis Association, Chicago Tennis Patrons, Tennis Industry Association, National Indoor Tennis Association, USTA Tennis & Education Foundation, International Tennis Hall of Fame and International Tennis Federation. Schwartz was inducted into the Club Industry Hall of Fame in 1987 and selected Tennis Industry Magazine “Man of the Year” in 2003. He founded and is Chairman of the Tennis Corporation of America (TCA), the second largest owner and operator of indoor tennis facilities in North America. He co-authored the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) and authored the USTA mission statement “To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis”. As a player, Schwartz held national rankings as both a junior and senior player, captained his team at Yale, won seven state titles, eight national titles and two gold and one silver in the Maccabiah Games. He is married to Roslyn Schwartz and they had 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

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