Lee Tennis Names New General Manager and Director of Sales
Charlottesville, VA — Lee Tennis, the maker of Har-Tru®, announced today the appointments of Randy Futty as General Manager and Pat Hanssen as Director of Sales. These appointments reinforce and solidify Lee Tennis’ commitment to enable those who love tennis to play the game for life by providing them with an array of clay tennis surfacing options.
Futty and Hanssen have been recognized for their leadership initiatives within the tennis community. Together they will continue to focus on creating Har-Tru, HydroCourt™, and ClayTech™ playing experiences for players by further educating and engaging pros, club owners and players throughout the country about the numerous benefits of sliding tennis surfaces.
Futty and Hanssen commented, “We are both excited about creating playing opportunities for players in markets nationwide. Clay courts play an important role in enabling those who love tennis to play the game for life. It is our mission to make the physical and developmental benefits of clay available to players.” Futty and Hanssen added. “We have a passion for advancing the tennis industry, the game, and the players and we strive daily to do this by providing all three with an enriching experience.”
Mark Fernandes, president of Design/Recreation at Luck Stone, the parent company of Lee Tennis, said, “Randy’s and Pat’s vast industry and sales knowledge positions them as great resources for our customers and clay court tennis communities. Their new roles allow them to strengthen the connection with our tennis community and targets while continuing to innovate new sliding surfaces choices and accessory offerings for the ultimate playing experience.”
Since his arrival to Lee Tennis in 1992, Futty has been instrumental in leading various innovative initiatives for Lee Tennis in the areas of engineering, sales and marketing. In his new role, Futty’s leadership responsibilities will include overseeing and leading sales, marketing and operations. Futty is very active in the tennis industry and he has served in leadership positions for various industry associations including the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) and currently holds a board position as president of the associate affiliate division of ASBA.
Hanssen’s career with Lee Tennis spans 7 years. As director of sales he will assume the responsibility for the management of Lee Tennis’ inside and outside sales team while being integral to the marketing and communications efforts that promote the benefits of building, owning and playing on clay courts. He currently serves as president of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) (Virginia district) and vice president of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) (Mid-Atlantic section).
An affiliate of Luck Stone Corporation, Lee Tennis has played a vital role in the development of the Har-Tru tennis court. Having 40,000 Har-Tru courts, Lee Tennis has been the mainstay on the clay court business in North America since 1964. Lee Tennis’ dedication to quality and refinement has made Lee’s HAR-TRU surfacing the number one selling clay type surfacing material. To support surfacing, Lee Tennis manufactures a full line of quality maintenance equipment and accessories, and
provides expert technical consulting and customer support. Lee Tennis is represented by some of the leading tennis real property contractors in the U.S., and its products are sold in many countries around the world. Please visit hartru.com for more information.
Luck Stone Corporation is one of the largest private, family-owned and operated aggregates suppliers in the U.S. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Luck Stone is one of the largest producer of crushed stone in the nation. It operates 17 crushed stone plants in Virginia and North Carolina, 2 sand and gravel operations as part of its construction aggregates division, 6 architectural stone centers and 2 granite fabrication facilities under Charles Luck Stone Center. The company’s real estate arm, Luck Properties, strives to develop real estate that is community- and environmentally-friendly. Luck Stone also owns Lee Tennis/Har-Tru, the world’s most popular type of clay tennis court and a leading supplier of court accessories. Luck Stone is committed to environmental stewardship and community involvement and has been recognized nationally for its conservation and community relations programs. Please visit www.luckstone.com for more information.
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