Director of Tennis Named USPTA NC Pro of the Year

CHARLOTTE – Kevin Brandalik, Ballantyne Country Club’s Director of Tennis, has been named the 2014 North Carolina Pro of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association, the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis teaching professionals.

Kevin was chosen from a group of fellow teaching professionals who were nominated from all over North Carolina. The award is based on credibility in the tennis teaching world, community service work, club programming, published work and participation in the USPTA.

“This is an honor and I am humbled,” Brandalik said. “I really look at this, not as an individual award, but as a reflection of the staff I have. They make my job much easier with their passion and professionalism. I accept this award as a team award.”

Kevin was a featured speaker at the 2014 USPTA Southern Conference in Atlanta, where he made an on-court presentation on “Pressure Training for Junior Players.” Kevin volunteered for Charlotte’s ACEing Autism Program, hosted a free Head Racquet Demo Day, organized a Guest Pro Clinic for the Rally For the Cure event at Ballantyne Country Club and hosted a USPTA Lunch and Learn event for Charlotte-area tennis professionals. He also donated equipment and balls to local schools and was a part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Mentoring program.

Kevin has been heavily involved with high performance coaching for almost 28 years. He has been an Elite Professional with the USPTA since 1990 and is on the Head Racquet Sports Advisory staff. He was the President of the USPTA North Carolina Chapter and was a USPTA/Southern Division Board Member.