I exchanged emails recently with Jeff Carey, the Tournament Director for the upcoming USTA Women’s Pro Circuit event being held at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center. According to Jeff, there are still ways to be part of the action, “We can always use more volunteers. It will give them another reason to attend, watch great play and great officiating, which is always good experience, and still be a part of the event.”
Jeff Carey has quite an extensive history with this sport that he loves. He is a player and has been involved with officiating since 1974 (21 US Opens,11 as Assistant Chief Umpire;) 5 Davis Cup ties; 2 Fed Cups, and one of 2 chief umpires for the 1996
Olympics in Atlanta.) He asked me to, “Just let any local officials not selected know
that they are still needed to help make it a great tournament and by
volunteering they can also watch and learn. We need drivers, security,
hospitality, and lots of other areas. The more volunteers the less they
all have to work. It is fun and there will be a party.”
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