Three with Middle States ties make RSI “30 Under 30”

Racquet Sports Industry (RSI) this week released its inaugural “30 Under 30” list, and it includes three individuals with close ties to USTA Middle States.

Middle States’ Associate Director for Community Development Kasey Connors, Sea Colony Tennis Resort’s Alex Justiniani, and Reading’s Jeremy Speicher all made the list, which is comprised of industry leaders from all over the country. The group is featured in the November/December issue of RSI Magazine.

Kasey Connors
Kasey Connors, USTA Middle States

Connors, a staff member at Middle States since 2008, joined the Section as a community tennis coordinator, working with school tennis and USTA Jr. Team Tennis programs. She currently oversees Middle States’ seven full-time tennis service reps, coordinates the school tennis initiative, and plans special events. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Connors earned her MBA in marketing from Drexel University and is roundly praised for her dedication, energy, motivation and leadership.

“Kasey is a dynamic and creative leader who has fantastic relationships with providers, volunteers and staff,” Middle States’ Associate Executive Director Ben Zislis said. “She is a team player who does whatever it takes to get the job done.”

Justiniani is the head pro at the Sea Colony Tennis Resort in Bethany Beach, Del. There, he supervises a season staff of 12 pros and teachers players of all ages. A former pro player, Justiniani was named PTR’s 2012 Member of the Year in Delaware, and has helped Sea Colony to new heights, including 2012 USTA Facility of the Year. He is a member of the Middle States Delaware District Board of Directors.

Speicher holds a number of positions in the tennis industry. He is certified by PTR and USPTA and is a USTA High Performance coach and a USRSA Master Racquet Technician. Speicher is the director of tennis at White Manor Country Club, the co-head pro at Healthplex Sports Club, and the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Albright College. He was the 2012 USPTA Middle States Professional of the Year.

RSI has recognized Middle States in the past, as well. The Section was named RSI’s USTA Section of the Year for 2011.

For more information on the “30 Under 30” list, click here.

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