A native Houstonian, Cheryl began her involvement with the HTA as a volunteer Site Director in 1978 when her two sons began playing junior tennis tournaments. She participated in the HTA Tuesday night ladies leagues and played in the HTA mixed leagues with her sons. She also has participated in Senior Sectionals at the 4.5 level. In 1986 Cheryl was elected as the Assistant Executive Director of the HTA, and in July 2007 was elected Executive Director. Cheryl is certified as a tournament director, USTA umpire and referee, and serves on the USTA Texas League Committee and the Community Development Committee.
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Junior Tennis Coordinator and Adult League Coordinator
Ann has been an HTA league player since 2007. She has advanced to sectionals as well as earning finalist and champion titles for the HTA Fall Festival and HTA Open Tournaments. In addition, Ann has served as a volunteer for West Houston Ladies Tennis Association for several years, with three years serving on the board and as President. She has also served as the Houston Ladies Tennis Association President at her club.
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Zena is a Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) graduate and an integrated marketing and communications (IMC) professional. Her tennis history began in Houston, Texas and she eventually went on to be a top ranked player in the USTA junior tennis leagues. Furthermore, she played Division 1 tennis within the Atlantic 10 (A10) Conference for Duquesne University’s tennis team. After University she moved to Bahrain where she worked for the media and is currently serving as the Communications Associate for the Houston Tennis Association (HTA). Having lived in 4 and traveled to over 20 countries she still considers Houston her first and number one home.
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Assistant League Coordinator
A long-time member of the Houston tennis community, Melinda joined the Houston Tennis Association staff in September of 2014. She has played league tennis for many years, captained teams for the Houston Ladies Tennis Association and the West Houston Ladies Tennis Association, and served on the executive board of WHTLA as League Coordinator and President. She continues to volunteer as a team captain and Level Coordinator for WHLTA.
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Daryl is the Houston Tennis Association's Accountant. She has been employed by the HTA since 2007 and has worked not only in the accounting department but also as a Singles League Coordinator. She's volunteered for the HTA for over 20 years as a Level Coordinator, Treasurer, Tournament Site Director, and as a league team captain. Daryl continues to participate in multiple USTA/HTA leagues and tournaments, and represented Texas in the finals of a USTA age-group league in 2014, playing for the national title.
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An icon of the Houston Tennis Association, Harriett has been volunteering with or working for the organization since 1975. She served as HTA President from 1980 through 1981, Assistant Executive Director from 1983 through 1985, and Executive Director from 1985 through 2007. Her involvement with the USTA Texas Section is only two years shorter, beginning in 1977. She has served the Section as Secretary, as multiple-time committee chair and committee member, and is a USTA National Referee. Harriet is a recipient of the USTA Texas Section Caswell Award, and in 2009 she was inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.