Area tennis organization receives statewide honors


NEATennis, a regional tennis program, was recently honored by the Arkansas Tennis Association (ATA).

Above, ATA President Gary Jones (right) presents NEATennis director Pat Malone (left), the Member Organization of the Year award for 2020. While in the photo below, Jones presents NEATennis coach Jim Merriman with the Arkansas Tennis Professional of the Year award for 2020.

“We want to thank the entire NEATennis family of players, coaches, schools, parents, and the Arkansas Tennis Association for this wonderful award,” said Malone.

“Tennis was a shining light in a crazy year for all the communities we serve. Tennis is still the number one lifetime sport that all can enjoy regardless of socioeconomic background, age, or ability. Spread the word, it’s naturally socially distant, healthy, and just so much fun.”

For more about NEATennis, click here.

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