PTM Alumnus Honored as Professional of the Year
Dan Beedle, a 2012 graduate of the Professional Tennis Management program, has wasted no time in earning recognition within the tennis industry as an outstanding professional. Among other successes since graduation, Beedle was recently honored as the 2013 USTA/Louisiana Tennis Professional of the Year as well as the 2013 USTA Southern Tennis Professional of the Year.
Currently, Beedle serves as the Head Professional at the Querbes Tennis Center in Shreveport, La. where he maintains a busy schedule that lead to his recent recognition. Since graduating from Ferris, Beedle has maintained his commitment to education by attending numerous educational events throughout the year including a 10 & under workshop, the USPTA Southern Convention, Cardio Tennis and TRX Cardio Tennis workshops to become a licensed provider, and the USPTA World Conference in Orlando, FL.
Beedle spends time working with USTA League teams, junior tennis teams, coaching USTA ranked juniors, and served as the tournament director for multiple events. His schedule has him on-court teaching 35-40 hours a week and serving as the primary stringer for the tennis center.
Additionally, Beedle volunteered over 50 hours to work with at risk youth, spending 2 hours a week helping children with learning tennis. He also volunteers with the Fun, Friends, and Fitness program designed to introduce new players to the game of tennis and donated lessons as prizes to the local community tennis association city circuit tournaments. Beedle has also served as mentor for a current PTM student completing their summer internship at Querbes Tennis Center.
Beedle has demonstrated how the Ferris State University core values of collaboration, diversity, excellence, learning, and opportunity can be applied to a career and lead to remarkable success. Dan Beedle is only at the beginning of his young career and by evidence of this past year we can expect great things as he looks to the future.