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Westboro’s Allen selected for USTA Hall of Fame
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January 26, 2009
Westboro resident Peter Allen, a longtime tennis player and coach of the Rangers boys’ team, has been selected for induction into the USTA New England Hall of Fame. Allen, who has coached at Westboro since 2004, guided his team to the 2007 Central Mass. Division 1 title and has amassed a 42-2 record over the last two seasons. Although he has a long list of accomplishments as a player and advocate for the game, his best tennis memories are from the National Father and Son tournaments in Rhode Island, in which he has participated for nearly five decades – first with his father, Dick, and later with his own son, Rick.
Allen and partner Tommie George have won four consecutive USTA New England doubles titles in the 55-and-over age division. The induction ceremony will take place on June 6 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. The USTA New England Hall of Fame exists to recognize those tennis players and non-players in New England whose achievements as sportsmen or sportswomen are worthy of the highest commendation and recognition, or whose contributions as officials or individuals in a tennis-related activity have been so outstanding over a significant period of time as to justify the highest commendation and recognition.
USTA New England, one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1927 as the New England Lawn Tennis Association, USTA New England boasts more than 31,000 individual members, 350 organizational members, 500 volunteers, and a professional staff of 20. For more information, log on to ustanewengland.com.