Saturday, July 26, 2014
- by B.B. Branton
Former UTC All-American and college and high school
tennis coach Sue Webb has been hired as the director of tennis at Fairyland
Club on Lookout Mountain.
“I am thrilled to be back at Fairland as it feels
like going home,” said an excited Webb who was the tennis director at Fairland
Club from 1990-2003 before coaching at Chattanooga Christian and then Covenant
“I am thankful to the club’s board for having faith
in me to run the tennis program and have been blown away by the support from
the members,” stated Webb who had served as interim director since early June.
Webb looks to involve members of all ages and skill
levels in the club’s tennis program and welcomes input from members on various tennis
activities who can contact Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I want to make tennis fun for our members with
various socials, mixers, league play and various tournaments such as our
upcoming Labor Day event,” Webb said.
Return to Tennis Program: “I also welcome players
who have not been on the court in a while and offer a free 10-15 minute hitting
session with me just to get folks back on the court and back in the game.”
Webb sees tennis as a game for life with social and
“Sue is a great hire and we are glad to have her on
our staff,” said Fairyland Club general manager Bob Guth.
“We were looking for someone who would develop the
tennis program for all ages, from 4 to 84, and Sue has the qualifications to do
that,” said selection committee chair Ross Ballenger who said the club received
more than 100 applications for the job.
“Sue is a talented player and teacher, is always
positive and listens to the members on what they want in the tennis program.”
Sue Webb: Three-time NCAA D-II All-American at UTC
in the 1980s … UTC and Greater Chattanooga Sports Halls of Fame … coached
Chattanooga Christian to a combined (boys and girls) 10 state team championships
… has earned national and international medals.
contact B.B. Branton at email@example.com