Coach Fitz Wins the USPTA Star Award for Service

We are extremely proud of PAST&E Tennis Director, Coach Fitz's nomination for and receipt of the USPTA Star Award! 

From the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA):
"The USPTA Star, recognizing teaching professionals who make an indelible mark on their communities through the sport of tennis, was awarded to Philip "Fitz" Paccione of Portland, Ore. Paccione has made significant contributions to tennis in Portland through his work with Portland After-School Tennis & Education. The program works to develop young tennis athletes from poor families into successful tennis players who graduate from high school."

Currently working fulltime for Nike, Coach Fitz continues to develop the Tennis programming at PAST&E, keeping our on court activities fresh, engaging and fun for all the student athletes. With his vision we look forward to developing strong and successful student athletes!

Hear the interview on Tennis Channel

See the USPTA Announcement