"Lifetime Service Award
This Award is to honor an individual or group for their longstanding dedication and commitment to the game of tennis.
Ken Guendel(Md.) has been teaching tennis in various capacities at the Aspen Hill Club in Md, for 20 years. Currently, he is the Director of Junior Tennis and has been the Director for the Maryland State Boys' indoors and the Bob Wolf tournaments for seven years. His contributions to the Mid-Atlantic tennis include producing the Tidewater Tennis Guide (1978 and 1979); Nations' Capitol Wheelchair Tennis Association Board Member and Tournanment Director; Coach of Ryan Martin, the No. 1 World A Division Wheelchair player; Montgomery County Tennis Association (MCTA) Board Member and MCTA Wheelchair Program Director for the Montgomery County Middle Schools; and developed a MCTA tennis program for the wounded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Guendel, a USTA Player Development Program Head Coach, wrote and published numerous articles for the PTR magazine, Tennispro, and Mid-Atlantic Match Point. He was a featured speaker at the PTR International Tennis Symposium and the USTA National Tennis Teachers' conference, as well as at several regional and local workshops on the East Coast. He has been ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles in the Mid-Atlantic 40's. The 2003 USTA/Maryland Tennis Teaching Pro of the Year was twice a Bronze Ball winner at the USTA 45 National Grass Court Doubles Championships with Claude England."