Wheelchair Tennis Recogized in The United States Professional Tennis Association Award of Touring Coach of the Year

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Kari Yerg, from Boynton Beach, Fla. is recognized as the United States Professional Tennis Association Touring Coach of the Year for her work in wheelchair tennis coaching.

Kari Yerg, from Boynton Beach, Fla. Is recognized as the United States Professional Tennis Association Touring Coach of the Year. Kari Yerg is a teaching pro at the Patch Reef Park Tennis Center in Boca Raton, Fla., and has been deeply involved in wheelchair tennis coaching for many years.

She is a seven-time coach of U.S. teams in World Team Cup, which is the wheelchair tennis equivalent of Davis Cup and Fed Cup. For the past three years she coached the U.S. juniors at Cruyff Junior Masters in Tarbes, France. Her world-ranked junior players include Noah Yalong, Dylan Levine, Matt Farmen, and Emmy Kaiser. She is the coach of 10 USTA nationally ranked wheelchair tennis players including three ITF world-ranked players, Karin Korb, ranked No. 34, Jan Proctor, ranked No. 23, David Harrison, ranked No. 19 in quads and John Becker, ranked No. 63.

Other players she has coached include Randy Snow, David Johnson of Australia and the 2000 silver medalist in the Sydney Paralympic Games and Kevin Whalen, a competitor in the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. She is the director of a free weekly wheelchair tennis clinic conducted at Patch Reef Park.

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