RTA BOARD SPOTLIGHT: Faye Hooker, Fundraising Chair


RTA’s Chair of Fundraising, Faye Hooker, learned to play tennis so she could practice with her children who started the sport at a young age.

As her children’s skills progressed, with the coaching help from the pros at the Ebony Racquet Club, so did Faye’s skills. She refers to herself as the “tennis practice mom”, and she practices twice a week to sharpen her own game play.

However, Faye’s devotion to the sport expands beyond just helping her children master the game. She also works tirelessly to serve the tennis community. When the Raleigh City Council voted and approved funding for additional courts to be built at Biltmore Hills Park, Faye took action on behalf of the community when concern mounted on whether the courts would actually be built.

As an advocate for tennis in Raleigh, Faye serves on the RTA Board where she contributes to the promotion and growth of tennis through fundraising for RTA grant, scholarship programs, and outreach initiatives which brings tennis opportunities into the entire community.

Her tennis philosophy is a great one.

“In the game of tennis you have to be willing to make adjustments depending on the challenge your opponent presents if you want to win. Life is very similar, you have to be willing to make adjustments as you run into different obstacles in your life's journey if you want to be successful.”

Thank you, Faye, for all you do for tennis in Raleigh.

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