Jack Michalko

I am currently in my second term as a Vice President on the USPTA National Board of Directors (2014 to present).  I was the Director of Tennis at the Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona from1970 until I retired in 2009.  As director of tennis for 39 years, I have the distinction of being one of the longest tenured tennis teaching professionals in the country.  I was the Executive Director for the USPTA Southwest Division for 23 years, serving from 1990-2013.  I have been a member of the USPTA since 1970.  I am a former two-term President and Regional Vice President of the USPTA Southwest Division. I sat on the USPTA Executive Committee for eight years as an officer, 23 years as Southwest Executive Director and 3 years as a national board member for a grand total of 34 years so far.  That is longer than anyone currently on the Executive Committee.  I also have a USPTA specialist degree in Computer Technology.  Under my leadership as President, the Southwest Division won back-to-back National Division of the Year Awards. I also served as the first Southwest Convention Chairman in 1972, hosting the event at the Phoenix Country Club.  I was Southwest Pro of the Year in 1984, 2004 and 2016. I was inducted into the USTA Central Arizona Hall of Fame in 2010.  I am credited with designing and implementing the Women's Interclub Tennis League of Phoenix (WITL) which started in 1985 with only 250 players and has grown to more than 2,500 players.  I have served as Chairman of the USPTA National Nominating Committee, USPTA National Awards Committee, USPTA National Job's Committee and am currently Chairman of the USPTA National Membership Committee, a position I have held for the past three years while on the USPTA National Board of Directors.  I was presented Tennis Buyer’s Guide “America’s Best Retailer” Award in 1989. I have been a  speaker at the 1998 and 1999 USPTA World Conferences in La Quinta California and Miami, Florida, the 1990 and 2016 USPTA Northwest Division’s Conventions in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 1992 USPTA Intermountain Division’s Convention in Vail, Colorado, the 2015 New England Division Convention and the 1994 Southwest USPTA/USTA Tennis Teacher’s Conferences in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona.  I graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado on a tennis scholarship. Upon graduation, I accepted a Teaching Assistantship to the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona for his Master's Degree.  I enjoy hiking, house boating on Lake Powell, reading and gardening in my spare time.  My wife Rita and I have been married for 47 years and have two grown children and one granddaughter.