Greenville Country Club Tennis Players Win USTA South Carolina Awards

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Two Greenville Country Club (GCC) tennis players have been honored for their tennis achievements by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) of South Carolina.

Al Cannon has been named as the Adult Male Player of the Year which recognizes players who have an outstanding year that is reflected in state, sectional, and national rankings. Earle Russell has been honored with the Mark Hodgin Junior Sportsmanship Award which recognizes junior players who demonstrate behavior that is considered courteous and exemplary both on and off the court.

“The GCC tennis staff is constantly coaching, encouraging and rooting for our players throughout the year,” Robb Thompson, Director of Tennis at GCC, said. “With their hard work and dedication, we couldn’t be prouder of these talented players for being recognized with these prestigious awards.”

The USTA South Carolina Annual Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to tennis during the year. Winners will receive their USTA South Carolina 2018 awards at the organization’s annual meeting on Hilton Head Island in December.

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