Sue Webb is New Tennis Director at Fairyland Club

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 College.

“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 fctennis@epbfi.com.

“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 fitness benefits.

“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 william.branton@comcast.net


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