December 27th, 2017

USTA Florida Executive Director Announces Retirement; Board Opens Search for New Executive

General News

Following 29 years of employment with USTA Florida, Executive Director Doug Booth announced his retirement earlier this month. His last day will be December 31, 2017.

Booth first joined the USTA Florida Section as director of player development in 1989, after serving as a volunteer on the section’s Player Development Committee. He was one of six employees at the time. Two years later, he was named the first executive director of the organization, which was originally founded in 1949.

”I have thoroughly enjoyed my years with the association and feel confident with the board and staff in place many positive things will be done in the future,” Booth said.

“Doug has been a great Executive Director for the USTA Florida Section and a great friend for the past 25 years,” said Robert Hollis, USTA Florida President. “His work has made him one of the most well respected ED’s in the country. Under his leadership Florida has led the country in new innovative ideas and programing. Doug has always tried to stay focused on our mission which is to promote and develop tennis in Florida. We congratulate Doug on his retirement and wish he and his wife Louise all the best in the next new exciting chapter in their life!”

USTA Florida has formed a search committee to select the next executive director. In the interim, all duties and inquires normally handled by the executive director will be coordinated through the organization’s human resource manager, Litza Lugo.

To view the job description, visit  Questions about the position also should be directed to Litza Lugo, human resources manager at USTA Florida, at