RAMAPO, N.Y. -- The director of tennis for Ramapo Parks and Recreation Fran Osei has been named United States Tennis Association Eastern's Tennis Woman of the Year.
A resident of Haverstraw, Osei is also the Manager and Tennis Director for the Ramapo Tennis and Swim Facility.
Osei has been a USTA Eastern volunteer for more than 25 years.
She will receive the award at USTA Eastern’s Tennis Conference on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Renaissance Hotel in White Plains, N.Y.
She is the vice president of USTA Eastern. She also is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, serves on the Incentive Grant Committee and chairs the Community Development Committee. She developed a volunteer board and committees for Eastern’s Southern Region, which she has been a part of for more than 10 years.
“Tennis is a true passion of mine,” Osei said. “I’ve personally received a lot of satisfaction from the sport itself, but I’ve also been able to give back to the sport through teaching, community service and giving people the opportunity to be the best they can be on the court.”
Osei, who started playing tennis at 10 years-old, has previously been recognized for her devotion to the game.
She was named the Professional Tennis Registry’s Volunteer of the Year in February 2015 and was chosen as the registry's Eastern Member of the Year for 2015.
“There is so much I love about tennis,” Osei said. “I’m grateful to be honored for the contributions I’ve made to the game on both the competition and community levels.”
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