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  • was created by and is maintained by Alan Messer — a longtime tennis player, official and administrator whose accomplishments include:

    Served as an umpire at the US Open from 1970-1986 and was the chair umpire for the Men’s Doubles final in 1978;

    Founded New Jersey Tennis Officials that served men's and women's pro tournaments in Northern New Jersey throughout the 1980s;

    Certified by the Men’s International Pro Tennis Council as a referee/chair umpire;

    Served as Tournament Director for the USTA Men’s 75 & 80 Grass Court Championships from 2000 through 2004;

    Served as referee for a Morristown NJ Category II tournament from 1999 through 2014;

    Served for 3 years as Circuit Chairman for the Men’s 75 division and then for 6 years for the Men's 70's;

    Active senior tournament player ranked #1 in the Midwest and #13 Nationally in 2014.

    Forced by physical problems to retire from play in 2015 after reaching #9 nationally and finishing third in the Florida Super Senior Grand Prix.

    Messer was honored by the National Senior Men's Tennis Association in January 2019 by being named on a perpetual trophy presented at the NSMTA's doubles tournament. Also honored were tennis greats Ron Holmberg, Toby Crabel, Steve Solomon, George Wachtel, Clem Hopp & John Powless ("have made a significant contribution to senior tennis").

    NSMTA honorees (Turville, Hopp, Wachtel, Messer, Holmberg, Parker)     NSMTA 70s winners

    In his professional life Messer founded (and sold) a company that became the country's largest supplier of hospice software.  Messer was an expert bridge player who won one national tournament and numerous regional tournaments as partner and teammate with many hall-of-famers.

    Click here to view a humorous summary of Messer's first 75 years.

                               Alan Messer

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  • Mail:  7302 Eleanor Circle, Sarasota FL 34243



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