Nicole D. Smith
Media Relations Director
(803) 545-0011

Columbia, SC - (September 26, 2008) The Columbia Regional Sports Council would like to congratulate Jorge Andrew of Lexington, S.C. Andrew recently received the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award. He was recognized during the USPTA's annual awards breakfast at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis. The Community Service Award is a cooperative award presented annually by the United States Tennis Association as part of USPTA's award program. Andrew is the director of tennis operations for the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission in Lexington, S.C.

Andrew has a strong commitment to bringing tennis to his community and helping to grow the game, which can be seen through his involvement with several tennis committees. He is currently the vice chairman of the USTA junior team tennis national committee, has served on the USTA Southern youth community tennis programs committee for the past four years and on the community tennis and adult competition committees for two years. He is in his second term as USTA South Carolina vice president and as a member of the hall of fame committee. He is also a USTA recreational coach workshop master trainer, a USPTA Master Professional, a QuickStart Tennis Play Format specialist and a USTA High Performance Coach. Andrew is the tournament director of the 2009 national public parks tennis championships

The United States Tennis Association is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States. It owns and operates the U.S. Open, the largest annually attended sporting event in the world and recently launched the U.S. Open Series.

A nonprofit organization with more than 700,000 members, it invests most of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the grassroots to the professional levels. For more information on the USTA, log on to

The Columbia Regional Sports Council is a non-profit organization committed to serving as the central clearinghouse for information regarding the sponsorship, promotion, and coordination of sporting events, facilities and associations in Columbia. If you would like additional information on the Columbia Regional Sports Council, please visit our website at or contact Scott Powers at (803) 545-0009.