Bernie Adam, beloved local USPTA Tennis Professional who, even with two knee replacements, spent many years at the Prescott Racquet Club as their pro, teaching countless numbers of players to learn and enjoy the sport. He was successful at running USTA sanctioned & non-sanctioned tournaments, drawing players from all over the Southwest section to compete against some of the best the sport has to offer. He provided a fun atmosphere for players of every skill level and made tennis a great joy for our community and those visiting it.
Robin Fox has been the PATA treasurer for over 10 years, but she goes way over that title by volunteering her time at all of the local tournaments. She makes sure all necessary supplies are available and organizes the administative and behind the scenes details.
Lisa served as President of the Prescott Area Tennis Association in 2012. During her tenure she was responsible for PATA gaining their 501(c)(3) status, reviewed and updated the structure of the organization, including goals that set in motion a partnership with Yavapai College that would result in building the new tennis facility. After her tenure as President, she received her certification as a USTA umpire, traveling to Jr tournaments all over the U.S. to gain experience that would help her attain the goal of umpiring tournaments at the professional level.
Nannette Oatley Johnson
Nannette started her tennis career in Prescott, gaining skills that allowed her to compete in the U.S Open where she won in the Wheelchair singles and doubles events. She is a certified tennis professional and has volunteered many hours to the community by starting local after-school tennis programs and serving as a PATA board and committee member. She continues to love and play the game with a passion, always ready and willing to further it's cause to everyone.
Edna was one of the Co-founders of the Prescott Area Tennis Association in the early 90's - the first meeting held in her kitchen. Just goes to show how far a good idea can go. Edna, now almost 90 years young still plays a mean game and advocates for the game she knows does so much for so many.