For the past 13 years, the Morgan County tennis community has continued to build interest in tennis by supporting tennis programs for youth and adult, after school programs, summer camps, clinics, lessons, junior teams and more.
During the same time, the Berkeley Springs High School Tennis Team was formed and has grown to become a popular varsity sport for boys and girls even with the lack of regulation-sized, playable home courts.
The MCTA's director of tennis, Paula Osborne, is a Charleston, WV native and an avid tennis player, winning State Championships for George Washington High School and playing for the Lynchburg College Tennis Team. She brings 18 years of tennis teaching, administration and organizational experience to the MCTA.
While Osborne was serving as President for the MCTA, MCTA earned The USTA Mid-Atlantic Organization of the Year Award for 2014. Osborne is currently serving on the USTA Mid-Atlantic section Junior Playday Committee, she is a Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA) tennis instructor and an Associate Tennis instructor for Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).
Osborne also started and coached the first Berkeley Springs High School Tennis Team, coaching athletes to conference and regional titles, as well as the state tournament.
Osborne is pleased to expand tennis in the County. She states, "Tennis is what I enjoy and I love to see the benefits and love of tennis expand to other people. I enjoy bringing tennis programs to area parks and schools." She has the support of the USTA and by working with TGA, keeping up to date with continuing education and training with PTR, she will help keep the organization, MCTA, moving forward to expand tennis in Morgan County.