Lancy Carr, an educator and USPTA Professional, knows that tennis is as much about character development as player development.
Lancy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Arizona State University, Tempe, 1990.
She said she earned her USPTA certification (P-2) to learn more about teaching and to have credentials.
As a Staff Professional at Kiwanis Recreation Center for City of Tempe since 2000, Lancy teaches Children and Adult classes for all levels of the game.
Lancy also teaches physical education classes at Mesa Community College, as an adjunct faculty member since 2001.
She was an NJCAA All-American doubles player in 2002.
Received the Southwest Section USTA/ITA Community Outreach Award in 2006.
Won the TIA Cardio Tennis Feeding Shoot-Out for Southwest USPTA region in 2009.
Received SWPTA High School Coach of the Year Award for 2010.
Currently certified as an Arizona Department of Education substitute teacher.
As Boy's Tennis Coach at Marcos De Niza from 2009-2011, she coached her son James Carr, who won the 5A Division II Singles Tournament in 2010.
Coached GateWay Community College Women's Tennis Team 2002-2007.
Lancy was an assistant professional with Phoenix After School Sports, a Phoenix based non-profit that takes tennis and educational excellence to disadvantaged students in the Creighton School District from 2003 to 2011 .
She also worked in contract administration with AlliedSignal Inc. from 1996 to 1999 and as a bank card dispute investigator at First Interstate Bank from 1986 to 1996.
Outside of tennis, she says her most rewarding involvement is her children.
Lancy's older son Nathan was an EMT, and her younger son James loves to play and teach tennis.