Mike Woody, executive director for the Midland Community Tennis Center, has been named vice president, operations for Greater Midland Community Centers.
In this role, he will lead the organization’s efforts in all of its membership center operations, including the Tennis Center, Midland Community Center, Midland Curling Center and its Corporate Wellness division, Greater Life. He will maintain his leadership responsibilities as executive director of the Tennis Center as well.
“As our organization continues to evolve to most effectively deliver the best services imaginable to our community, we identified a need for additional leadership to help take us to that next level,” said Chris Tointon, CEO. “Mike’s vast knowledge of the recreation industry, his passion for teaching and coaching and his commitment to enhancing our region make him perfectly suited for this new role. We’re thrilled to have him take on this opportunity for our organization.”
Woody joined the Tennis Center in July 1993. Over the past 21 years, he has led his team to achieve a number of accomplishments, including being named by Tennis Industry as the Municipal Facility of the Year in 2003 and 2009. Midland was named the “BEST TENNIS TOWN” in the United States the first year this award was given by the USTA.
Woody is highly involved in the tennis industry — he is a USTA Recreational Master Trainer, serves on the International Trainer for Cardio Tennis and has received recognition numerous times for his work in the field. In 2012, he was inducted into the Midwest USPTA — Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Wilson’s Speaker’s Bureau and a Wilson Team Member.
Locally, his work in the community has been acknowledged by the following awards: Business Hall of Fame “Rising Star” Award by Junior Achievement, Leadership Midland and Michigan Participant, Excellence in Business-Enterprise Award. Tennis plays a key role in the Woody family. His daughter, Meghan, and son, Austin, were Michigan High School State Team Champions in tennis in 2009, with the boys repeating in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Woody is a supporting coach for Meghan’s (Saginaw Valley
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