Stacey L. Venker - Tennis Director USPTR Certified
Stacey Venker lives for tennis! Her involvement in the sport spans over her lifetime; including over a quarter-century of professional coaching and instruction under her belt.
Stacey graduated from The University of Georgia in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Stacey founded Tennis For Life that same year with the desire to spread her love for tennis to the surrounding Athens community. Ever since, Stacey has been promoting, developing, and organizing a love for the game among individuals of all ages in the Athens and Oconee area.
Holding a Professional status membership in the United States Professional Tennis Registry since 1992, a membership in the United States Tennis Association since 1976, and a membership in the Georgia Professional Tennis Association since 2000, Stacey is more than qualified to teach any aspiring tennis player of any skill level!
Over the years, the Athens community has not overlooked Stacey’s enduring and passionate work on the tennis court. In 2012 the Georgia USTA nominated Stacey the “Professional of the Year”. Furthermore in 2009 Stacey received the “Community Services Award” from the Athens Athletic Hall of Fame.
Besides her evident love for the game of Tennis, Stacey loves to travel, instruct cycling classes at the Athens YMCA, enjoy the performing arts, play the piano, golf, and walk her beloved pug, Kody.