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NSMTA Announces new President Steve Duffel



Replacing Hall of Famer Jimmy Parker: NSMTA Announces new President Steve Duffel and additional Board of Directors for 2021


The National Senior Men’s Tennis Association a 501(c)(3), established in 2018, has announced the appointing of new NSMTA President, Steve Duffel, and the addition of three new Board Members. Tony Dawson, Larry Eichenbaum, and James “Noble” Hendrix.  They officially begin their 3-year term in January 2021 and join founding Board Members Mas Kimball, Jerry Thomas, and Ed Trost. Founding President Jimmy Parker (2018-2020) will remain on the Board with Geoff Cykman who joined the board in April 2020. 


NSMTA Mission Statement: The purpose of the National Senior Men’s Tennis Association is to foster tennis competition among senior men on a nationwide basis. Our primary goal is to increase interest, raise awareness of the health benefits from participation, improve the quality of senior events and provide support to other established charities serving underprivileged children and seniors in the tennis community. We also aim to provide a forum for communicating with members for exchanging information and ideas amongst members, and to provide input to the United States Tennis Association that would be of benefit to senior men’s tennis.


Taking over the reins as the new President of the National Senior Men’s Tennis Association is Steve Duffel from Little Rock, AR. He is  one of the NSMTA Founding Members.


Duffel, a former President of USTA Arkansas and USTA Southern, previously served on the USTA Southern and the USTA Adult Competition Committee. He has also served as Chairman and Trustee of the Southern Tennis Foundation, the Arkansas Tennis Patrons Foundation leading to receiving numerous awards for his outstanding work and dedication to the game.


An inductee in several Halls of Fame, including the USTA Arkansas Hall of Fame and the USTA Southern Hall of Fame, Duffel has also received the President’s award and Jacobs Bowl, the highest volunteer award given by USTA Southern. He has served on more than 25 USTA, USTA Southern, and USTA Arkansas Committees. 


Steve has earned the No. 1 state ranking in Arkansas several times and represented USTA Arkansas as a member and Captain of the Arkansas Senior Cup Team. He served as team Captain and Player of USTA Southern’s Intersectional Team, winning the overall championship 14 out of 16 years. President Duffel continues to play on the national senior tournament circuit.


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