Bill & Jan Myers

DSA Award Winner (2010)

Bill and Jan Myers are truly "members of the tennis family." Their lifetimes of service embrace all ages of players and all dimensions of the sport. The Southampton Tennis Club is committed to family-oriented tennis where players of all ages and levels learn, play, and socialize together. The successful club growth from a few hundred members on a handful of courts to over 1600 members on 15 courts is due to the commitment of volunteers like Jan and Bill.

Since 1966, this amazing husband and wife team has volunteered to promote skills, sportsmanship, etiquette, and opportunities so that every player would enjoy the game of tennis. In the early years they supported their children, as well as club families, through competitive junior events with Bill coaching and both of them driving players to tournaments. Later, the club shifted focus from developing tournament champions towards a more recreational junior program. Bill and Jan were instrumental in that evolution. Besides their four children learning tennis at this club, Jan and Bill have been like family to just about anyone who has picked up a tennis racquet in Southampton. Volunteering for more than 40 years to the benefit of both club and sport is not a momentary impact on the sport, but a truly sustained devotion.

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