Tennis Tournament Director Lew Wolfe was last week presented with the 2018 USTA Florida Tournament Director of the Year award for his work promoting and operating recreational tournaments.

“He was chosen for this award because of the tremendous participation and what he brings to Florida as far as a tournament event and how it is run, how he markets it and the amenities he brings for the players and how he works,” said Ann Brown, USTA Florida youth individual play coordinator, who represented the award, speaking to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “He does a great job.”

Wolfe says he will run between 50-55 tournaments this year ranging from juniors to adults.

“It was really nice,” said Wolfe after receiving the award. “It is a lot of hard yards, a lot of long hours, a lot of dedication from a lot of people.”

Brown says that the quality of tournament that Wolfe runs shows in his numbers.

“He runs real high-level sectional tournaments all the way down to entry level juniors,” she said. “We have over 200 providers here in Florida and we go by surveys that we receive because we as staff can’t be out in the field to look at everything. We get personal recommendations from people and we put that all together and Lew far excels everybody we’ve had this year definitely. He has far more players in his events than other providers.”

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