McCallie assistant tennis coach Meg Bandy has been honored for her dedication to teaching the sport of tennis and helping grow the sport by the Tennessee chapter of the United States Tennis Association.
Bandy was named Tennis Professional of the Year, a prestigious award is given to a tennis professional that demonstrates a significant contribution to the game of tennis through the promotion of USTA programs and support of the USTA Mission.
Bandy was honored by the USTA for her work throughout the nation on behalf of the sport of tennis as well as her work coaching the Blue Tornado tennis program.
“Meg has gone above and beyond her calling as a tennis teaching professional to grow the game of tennis in her community and in the state of Tennessee,” said Tyler Strong, USTA Tennessee director of junior tennis. “Her contributions to junior tennis this year include, and are not limited to, coordinating and coaching multiple McCallie teams in the local Junior Team Tennis program, hosting USTA junior tournaments, and serving as the state’s 10-and-under High Performance lead coach at Early Development Camps. She is an outstanding ambassador for Tennessee tennis and is most certainly a deserving recipient of this award.”
In addition to her outstanding work as an instructor and ambassador for the sport, Bandy earned honors on the court in 2017. In October, Bandy and her daughter, Girls Preparatory School senior Maddox Bandy, won the USTA National Mother-Daughter Clay Courts championship in Naples, Florida. The Bandys were the top seed in the tournament and won 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the championship final.