June 15th, 2023

USTA Florida Names Margot Carter Director of Tennis, Riverside Racquet Complex, Vero Beach

Community Tennis News Press Release

Vero Beach, Fla., June 15, 2023 – USTA Florida today announced the hiring of Margot Carter as the new Director of Tennis for its operations at Riverside Racquet Complex in Vero Beach.   

Carter was formerly ranked at 451 in doubles on the WTA Tour. She is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry as a Professional Coach and Coach Developer. She also is a United States Professional Tennis Association Elite Professional. Ms. Carter has presented at multiple tennis workshops, including the Women Tennis Coaches Association Conference in New York in 2018, and the WTCA/ITA collaboration in Naples in 2018. 

“We conducted an extensive search for a director of tennis who understands what it takes to serve this community and grow tennis at Riverside. Margot’s exceptional tennis background, service mentality, and business acumen made her the clear choice to grow programs and play in this community,” said Laura Bowen, USTA Florida Executive Director.  

“I am very excited to apply my knowledge and experience to building programs on the courts at Riverside. I am eager to get started, and I encourage the community to come out and share your input with us,” Carter said. 

Carter began playing tennis at age 5 in Winchester, England. At age 18, she came to the United States to attend Tennessee Tech University, where she was awarded a full tennis scholarship. She competed in the top three of the university team and set a record at number five on the all-time season victories list.  Carter earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology. 

After college, Carter went on to compete on the professional tour, travelling around the world extensively and achieving a world doubles ranking high of 451. She returned to TTU as the assistant coach, and this time completed a Master of Science in Environmental Biology. 

Carter continued her coaching career, obtaining certifications from both PTR and USPTA and eventually formed her own company, Spherical Yellow, launching herself into the world of coaching and tennis full time. 

Ms. Carter currently resides in Vero Beach and will begin her new role at Riverside on Monday, June 19th.    

For more information on programs and activities at Riverside Racquet Complex, visit www.RiversideRacquetComplex.com

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About USTA Florida: Established in 1949, USTA Florida is a section of the United States Tennis Association. It is a not-for-profit volunteer organization with approximately 40,000 members, 500 organizational members and a $7 million budget. As the official governing body of tennis in Florida, USTA Florida operates from an executive office in Orlando, with more than 30 staff members and more than 600 volunteers throughout the state working towards a mission to promote and develop tennis for all in Florida. To learn more about USTA Florida visit
www.USTAFlorida.com.

For more information, contact:  

Jaret Kappelman, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, USTA Florida: kappelman@ustaflorida.com 

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