Grassroots Champion of the Year: Scott Hanover
For nearly 20 years, Scott Hanover has made a difference through tennis. Whether it’s a clinic for children or stepping up to organize a new league for young professionals, his passion and desire for growing this sport knows no bounds. That’s why he is Tennis Industry’s Grassroots Tennis Champion of the Year.
Hanover, the tennis director at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo., first learned the game through an NJTL and then playing for his high school, seeing first-hand the benefits the sport brings to the grassroots. Today, he organizes USTA Flex Leagues, World TeamTennis Rec Leagues, among others. Hanover also has served within the USTA at the national, sectional and district levels, including three years as president of USTA Missouri Valley.
“I developed a great fondness for community tennis,” Hanover says. “It’s important to provide that opportunity.”
— Andrew Robinson
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