About Pat…

From her start in the public parks, Pat became a nationally ranked junior player, the number one junior player in the Missouri Valley, and the number one Adult player in St. Louis. At Washington University, she played two years on the Men’s team followed by two years on the Women’s team.

Pat has been a USPTA certified teaching pro for over 40 years in which time she has taught thousands and coached many USTA teams to districts, sectionals, and nationals.

Returning to competition in the senior divisions after a twenty year break at the age of 55, she has won 12 national titles (Gold Balls) and two World Cups (55 & 60) for the US  in the past thirteen years. Pat has won Doubles Gold Balls with nine different partners.

Pat is currently in three tennis Hall of Fames: Saint Louis Tennis Hall of Fame (2016), Washington University Sports Hall of Fame (2018), Missouri Valley Tennis Hall of Fame (2018). Other honors: USPTA Missouri Valley Play of the Year 55 and Over 2011, Missouri Valley Professional of the Year 2011, St. Louis District Adult Player of the Year 2016.

2023 National 65 results to date:
Currently Pat is the #1 ranked player in doubles and the #3 ranked player in singles in the open division of the Women’s 65 Nationals.
Houston Clay Courts: Singles 5th, Doubles 3rd (Bronze Ball with Betsy Kuhle)
Lexington Indoor: Singles 4th, Doubles 3rd (Bronze Ball with Betsy Kuhle)
Philadelphia Grass Courts: Singles 2nd (Silver Ball), Doubles 1st (Gold Ball with Carolyn Lane)
Palm Springs Hard Court: Singles 2nd (Silver Ball), Doubles 1st (Gold Ball with Shannon Gordon-Carney)

Pat is indebted to Dr. Jackie Reed for her help in training her body to deal with all the physical obstacles a tournament brings.

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