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USPTA Honors TLSC Manager

Texas Lone Star Chapter
Club Managers Association of America

Houston, Texas - Ryan George, General Manager of Odessa Country Club in Odessa, TX was named Facility Manager of the Year in the "Small Facility" category at the recent United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) World Conference in New Orleans, LA.  USPTA, the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals, recognized tennis coaches, industry leaders and volunteers during its annual national awards presentation at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
George has been the general manager of the Odessa Country Club in Odessa, Texas, for the past seven years and has continually made the commitment to support tennis and tennis-teaching professionals. Under George’s direction, Odessa Country Club was the first facility in its region to put permanent blended lines on its tennis courts for 10 and Under Tennis. His club requires USPTA Elite Professional certification for all tennis professionals and the facility recently became a USPTA Certified Testing Facility. George is currently the Chairman of the Odessa Family YMCA, the Vice President of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of CMAA, and a Board Member of the Texas Restaurant Association and the Texas Alliance of Recreational Organizations. 

The Texas Lone Star Chapter was established in 1948 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers.  The TLSC has more than 275 members who manage over 150 private clubs throughout the state of Texas.  The purpose of the TLSC is to provide education and professional development to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management and to advance friendly relations among its members.  For more information on the TLSC, visit 
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs.  With close to 7,000 members across all classifications, CMAA members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs.  The objectives of the association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful club operations. CMAA hosts the World Conference on Club Management and Exposition annually; maintains a highly trafficked website ( containing club industry resources; researches, writes and develops textbooks, manuals and white papers on club management issues; and is involved in numerous industry-wide initiatives that advance the profession of club management and enrich the lives of its members. 
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