RTA BOARD SPOTLIGHT: Beth Beam, Past President
Beth Beam, RTA Past President and current Sr. Manager at DXC Technology, started playing tennis at age 6. Her grandfather, Frank Love, 2013 NC Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee, was an avid tennis enthusiast who enabled Beth to start playing by taking her to camps at Olde Providence Swim & Racquet Club in Charlotte, NC.
It was at those camps that Beth fell in love with tennis. From then on, she was hooked. Beth was an active junior player; playing junior tennis tournaments in both North Carolina and South Carolina and then on the UNC-Chapel Hill club team in college.
Although Beth took a 12-year break from tennis to raise her children, she’s been back on the court since 2000 and is an active league player. Her tennis achievements are vast and include 2003 NC Fall Combo League Finalist, among many others.
Beth got involved with the RTA when former RTA Community Coordinator, Susan Flanagan, encouraged her to apply for the board. And we’re so glad she did!
In 2015, Beth was nominated by Raleigh Parks & Rec for the 2015 Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer award. Beth was President of the RTA when we won the first-ever USTA North Carolina Community Tennis Association of the Year Award. Way to go, Beth!
In addition to working with the RTA, Beth spent 6 years as a member of the NC Tennis Board of Directors and 4 years on the Board of Directors Management Committee. She has also been fortunate enough to have been selected to serve on committees at the USTA Southern Section level for the last 6 years and at the USTA National level for the last two. Congrats on your achievements, Beth!
“Success is a journey, not a destination” is Beth’s tennis philosophy. She still feels strongly that you can never rest on your laurels, you need to continuously improve and reinvent yourself. If you don't, you don't stand a chance on the court or in life to succeed! We agree!