January 29th, 2021

Tampa’s Allee Named USTA Florida Tennis Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Of The Month

Captaining multiple USTA League teams while maintaining a full-time career as a Physician Anesthesiologist? This is not a problem for Joy Allee. Physician Anesthesiologists specialize in anesthesia care, pain management and critical care medicine. They have the necessary knowledge to understand and treat the entire human body. Balancing her work life with the sport seems to be the perfect recipe for Allee, mainly because she’s always “eager to meet new players in the area and connect them with teams that will nurture their talents.”

Having picked up a racquet at Walmart only 6 years ago probably attributes to her recruitment efforts in all levels of league play. Allee says, “It brings players of different talents and professions together, while providing a fun atmosphere to compete in.”

Born in Nigeria, Allee now plays and volunteers at the Hillsborough Community College Tennis Center. She is a devoted wife and mother to two young, energetic boys. Naturally, the ace down the line is Allee having added Volunteer USTA League Captain to her plate for a little over 2 years. Allee also manages Mixed 18 & Over and 40 & Over League teams and in fact resurrected a USTA 4.0 Night League that is geared toward the working woman.

Specifically recruiting ESL (English as a Second Language) players, Allee saw a need to create a fun space for competitive play as an outlet for this group of working women.

USTA Florida recognizes Joy Allee for seeing a gap that needed to be filled in her community- and delivering. She is an exemplary member of our #VolunteerAces and we thank her for her dedication to Florida tennis!


Birthplace: Nigeria
Family: Devoted wife and mom to 2 young energetic boys
Favorite Movie: Enough – Jennifer Lopez. Emphasizes the strengths of women
Favorite Food: Rice
Favorite Travel Spot: Costa Rica
Favorite Shot: Swinging forehand

My earliest tennis memory was… “Picking up a racquet at Walmart 6 years ago.”

If I could play tennis with three people, they would be… “Serene Williams, Simona Halep, Elizabeth McCafferty.”

When I am not playing tennis I am… “Clinically working as a physician anesthesiologist.”

My best tennis memory is… “Meeting Serena at Indian Wells 2 years ago.”

I like to volunteer in tennis because… “It brings players of different talents and professions together, while providing a fun atmosphere to compete in.”

Interested in volunteering in tennis? Visit www.USTAFlorida.com/Volunteers to learn more about available opportunities.