We caught up with David K., an active donor to USTA Mid-Atlantic Section, and talked to him about his reasons why he supports the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section.
How long have you been playing tennis? What do you love about the sport?
David K.: I started playing tennis in my teens, then later while I was in the U.S. Air Force in Berlin, Germany. Following my military service, I attended college and went to work as a defense contractor from which I was deployed to many locations throughout the world. No matter where you go, no matter what country; no matter the environment, you can always find someone who plays tennis. If you cannot find a court, there is always a wall to practice on. In 2018 I decided to try refereeing. This has proven to be a great way to stay in the game and help our youth, plus the referee has the best seat in the house! You can’t get any closer to good tennis!
Why do you choose to donate to the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section?
David K.: I like to support organizations that I know will put donations to good use and I like to help the youth of today become our leaders for tomorrow.
Do you feel you are helping make a difference? How?
David K.: Being a referee in the Mid-Atlantic Section, one has the opportunity to see first hand where the donations go as well as watching our youth compete and improve their skills.
You can show support and directly impact and improve access to tennis for all people in the Mid-Atlantic region by making a tax-deductible donation to the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section.
Already a donor? What are your reasons why you support USTA Mid-Atlantic? Get in touch and share your “why.” We’d love to feature your story too!