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Lucy Garvin
Greenville, SC
Inducted 1998

LUCY GARVIN HAS A LONG HISTORY OF SERVICE TO TENNIS, AND IS KNOWN FOR HER WORK AS AN OFFICIAL, A VOLUNTEER, AND AN ADMINITRATOR. HER WORK IN TENNIS COVERS THE FULL RANGE OF TENNIS PROGRAMS, INCLUDING INVOLVEMENT AT THE LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL LEVELS. SHE FIRST BECAME INVOLVED IN SOUTH CAROLINA TENNIS WHEN HER TWO CHILDREN, ROBERT, JR, AND NADINE, PLAYED JUNIOR TENNIS. SOON SHE WAS A VOLUNTEER, MANAGING THE DESK AT SEVERAL TOURNAMENTS, THE BEGINNING OF ALMOST 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO ALL ASPECTS OF THE SPORT.

SHE BECAME INVOLVED AS A TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL WHEN SHE VOLUNTEERED TO WOK THE TOURNAMENT DESK AT THE PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1975, AND SHE HAS WORKED EVERY PALMETTO SINCE. SHE BECAME A CERTIFIED USTA OFFICIAL IN 1976, AND HAS OFFICIATED TOURNAMENTS OF ALL TYPES OVER THE PAST 22 YEARS. SHE SERVED AS A FEFEREE AT THE PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIPS 19 YEARS, THE STATE JUNIOR CLOSED 16 YEARS, AND THE DISTRICT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS 10 YEARS. SHE REFEREED THE SOUTHERN CLOSED 14’S AND THE NATIONAL ZONAL 12’S & 14’S. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS, SHE HAS REFEREED THE STA DESIGNATED TOURNAMENT PLAYED AT CLEMSON EACH MAY. LONG KNOWN AS ONE OF THE SOUTH’S BEST OFFICIALS, SHE HAS CONDUCTED TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR WORKSHOPS IN NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, KENTUCKY AND GEORGIA.

AS A STATE VOLUNTEER WITH SOUTH CAROLINA TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SHE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE JUNIOR TENNIS COUNCIL AND A MEMBER OF THE UMPIRES COUCIL, AND LATER TREASURER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF SCTA. SHE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO BE ELECTED SCTA PRESIDENT IN 1984, AND SHE SERVED A 2 YEAR TERM. LATER SHE SERVED A 2 YEAR TERM AS CHAIRMAN OF THE PATRONS FOUNDATION IN 1993-1993; SHE HAS SERVED AS A DELEGATE, TREASURER AND VICE PRESIDENT, AND WAS ELECTED STA PRESIDENT IN THE USTA, SERVING THE NINE SOUTHERN STATES WITH OVER 125,000 MEMBERS.

HER WORK IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHERN SECTION PREPARED HER WILL AS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER. SHE HAS SERVED ON A NUMBER OF NATIONAL COMMITTEES, INCLUDING SANCTION & SCHEDULE, SCHOOLS, JUNIOR RANKING, JUNIOR COMMITTEE AND ADULT/SENIOR RECREATION. SHE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE ADULT/SENIOR RECREATION COMMITTEE AND CURRENTLY CHAIRS THE USTA PLAY TENNIS AMERICA COMMITTEE. SHE CURRENTLY SERVES ON THREE OTHER USTA COMMITTEES, LONG RANGE PLANNING, NOMINATING AND PLAN FOR GROWTH.

LUCY IS MARRIED TO ROBERT J. GARVIN. THE TWO HAVE TWO CHILDREN AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN. SHE AND BOB HAVE LIVED IN GREENVILLE THE PAST 25 YEARS

 
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