Rich Dadich, a Professional 1 member of USPTA since 1972, has experienced the tennis industry from several different vantage points.
Dadich is a tennis director, facility manager, USRSA Master Racquet Technician, NTRP verifier, and USTA referee and umpire. He has officiated men's and women's pro events, the Davis Cup, the Southwest Conference and Big 12 college events.
Dadich has served as head pro and administrator in private and municipal settings. He also has owned and managed pro shops at both types of clubs, and operated a racquet restringing and repair service.
The former vice president of USPTA's Southwest Division has been president of community tennis associations in Tucson, Ariz., and Lubbock, Texas.
He is now seeking a position as tennis director/facility administrator in Arizona, New Mexico or Texas.
Dadich served as manager of the Lubbock Municipal Tennis Center, which was named "Outstanding Public Facility" by the USTA in 1986. He has been tournament director for local and sectional events.
Dadich has developed programs at municipal tennis centers, private clubs and resorts, and summer camps in Arizona and Texas. With a bachelor of arts and a master of education in psychology, he is a former college psychology faculty member, counselor and coach.
This USPTA pro, who has been sectionally ranked as a senior player, offers a very strong program for beginning juniors and seniors. He also is experienced with wheelchair players.
Dadich has published three tennis articles, written a newspaper tennis column and authored an operations manual and marketing surveys for a municipal tennis facility. He also has hosted a tennis tip series on television.
Dadich takes advantage of continuing education in sport science and sport psychology. He received U.S. Army training as a battlefield medic and possesses basic computer skills.