USTA Southern Past President and Raleigh native, Paula Hale, will be inducted into the NC Tennis Hall of Fame during Tennis Weekend in February 2018.
Paula Hale came to tennis as an adult and with that, she has spent more than 30 years volunteering at the Community Tennis Association level, the state level, sectional level and now the national level. At every stop, she has brought people together to grow and develop tennis. Starting out with the Wilson Tennis Foundation, Hale quickly jumped on board at the state level, volunteering as the Sanction and Schedule Chair for many years. From there Hale began to serve on the USTA North Carolina Board, serving as Board President from 2002 through 2003, then serving as president of the NC Tennis Foundation from 2004 through 2005. She and fellow USTA North Carolina President, Henry Hostetler, guided the NC Tennis Foundation and USTA North Carolina to a new home, 2709 Henry Street in Greensboro. Hale and Hostetler also launched a capital campaign, raising over $1.8 million dollars to pay for the building, the relocation of the Hall of Fame and an endowment for tennis.
Simultaneously, Hale began volunteering at both the USTA Southern Section and USTA National levels. She rose to become the USTA Southern Section President from 2015 through 2016, and she continues to serve USTA Southern as the USTA Delegate. Paula Hale is a force for tennis, generously giving her time and talents to bring this sport to people throughout our country.
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