Jennifer Britt wanted new tennis players in the Tallahassee area to experience a more welcoming introduction to the game.
What better way that to become involved with the local community tennis association, the Tallahassee Tennis Association — as president?
“I remember starting league play myself, not knowing anyone,” said Britt, who ended her tenure in June, and currently serves on the organization’s board as past president. “If I can make introductions and provide a variety of tennis information, I am hopeful that potential players will feel welcomed into the Tallahassee tennis community.”
She oversaw a revamp of the TTA website, and an increase in league and tournament participation.
“I was really happy with the work the 15 member TTA Board accomplished during my term as president,” she said. “We solidified our partnership with the City of Tallahassee and the USTA, and we were able to raise funds in excess of our court improvement budget to replace all 19 scorekeepers at the Forestmeadows Athletic Facility.”
Currently she administers the TTA Facebook page, and is co-coordinator of the re-branded fall doubles league. When not volunteering in tennis she gives time to Guardian Ad-Litem, United Ways Reading Pals, the FSU Extra Point Club and Habit for Humanity.
USTA Florida congratulates and thanks Jennifer Britt as the November Florida Tennis Volunteer of the Month for her work growing tennis and making Tallahassee a welcoming community for new and existing players.
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa
Favorite Movie: Silver Lining Playbook
Favorite Food: “Anything with cheese”
Favorite Travel: Florida beaches
Favorite Shot: Overhead
My earliest tennis memory was…”Riding my bike to a city park for junior tennis lessons.”
If I could play tennis with three people, they would be…John McEnroe, Martina Hingis and Will Ferrell.”
When I am not playing tennis I am…”Volunteering for other organizations or enjoying a quick weekend at the beach.”
My best tennis memory is…”Making the effort to join my first Tallahassee Tennis Association league and maintaining life-long friendships with many of those players.”
I like to volunteer in tennis because…”I enjoy helping new players and new members of the community find a good tennis fit for their skill level.”