​​​​GREATER POTTSTOWN TENNIS & LEARNING 

Inspiring lives on and off the court.

About Us


MISSION

To mentor life skills, healthy behaviors and learning through tennis.


VISION

​To improve the quality of life for both adults and children in the Greater Pottstown area using tennis as a tool to mentor on and off the court.


CORE VALUES

 - Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

​ - Promote Physical Activity

 - Instill Self Confidence

 - Mentor Life Skills

 - Encourage Ethics/Learning


HISTORY

​    In the late 1990's, Greater Pottstown Tennis Association (GPTA) was founded by Jim Corum and was a subsidiary of the Borough of Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department. 

    In 2002, Greater Pottstown Tennis Association (GPTA), a non-profit USTA Community Tennis Association (CTA), was incorporated and received 501(c)4 tax-exempt status. 

    In 2012, Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning Association (GPTL), a non-profit USTA Community Tennis Association (CTA) and USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) chapter, was formed, incorporated and received 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.

​    In 2016, Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning Association (GPTL) was selected to be part of the USTA Foundation Capacity Building Program.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Dave Faulkner, President

Fran Karycki, Vice President

Brian Rohn, Treasurer

Stephen Belcher, Secretary

Dick Geiger

Staci Mortenson

Deb Bennis

​Zina Gorelik

Charles Scheim

Jaime Parris

​Jennifer Gilbert



STAFF

Kerriann Herdelin, Executive Director

Michael Esz, Director of Program & Player Development

Maryellen Wilson, Administrative Manager

​Chris Herdelin, Quantitative Analyst