News

Aviators Announce New General Manager

Posted on February 11, 2019

The Aviators are excited to announce that Cari Buck will be their new General Manager for the upcoming 2019 season. Cari has worked with the Aviators in the past organizing USTA members to set up and manage their Kids Zone and Net Gen nights. Cari knows the San Diego tennis community well and brings over 25 years in the tennis industry, with experience ranging from coaching, to sales and marketing, to media, with organizations including Tennis Channel, USTA and USPTA. She is currently the National Board Vice President for the USPTA and joins the Aviators from the USTA where she was the Director of Marketing and Communications.

A USPTA Pro for over 20 years, Buck has served on both USTA and USPTA National Committees and has won many awards and accolades for her work and service in the industry including:

· 2018-2019 USPTA National Board VP

· 2019 Navy Warrior Games Camp Wheelchair Tennis Coach

· 2018 Team USA Invictus Games Camp Wheelchair Tennis Coach

· 10+ years USPTA So Cal Board experience including Division President, District VP, District President, Treasurer and Regional VP

· 5 years on USPTA National Executive Committee

· USPTA National Committees- Awards Committee, Bylaws Committee

· USTA National Wheelchair Tennis Committee 5 years, 2 as Vice Chair of the committee

· Coach at the USTA/ITF International Jr. Camp Americas Wheelchair Tennis Camp in Mission Viejo, CA for 6 years

· USPTA So Cal Division Pro of the Year 2017

· USPTA So Cal Industry Excellence Award 2015

· Named to the “Influential Women of the USPTA” list 2015

· USTA So Cal Wheelchair Service Award 2015

· USPTA So Cal Division Pro of the Year 2013

· USPTA So Cal Division Adaptive Coach of the Year 2011 & 2014

· USTA National Tennis Family of the Year – Ralph W. Westcott Award 1985

The Aviators are excited to have Cari as their new GM and believe that this strengthens the team to keep the Aviators on a growth trajectory in San Diego. The Aviators will return to the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa July 14 to Aug 2 for their 2019 season. The player draft will be held March 12 at Indian Wells. Check back for updates on 2019 home match dates and our players who we will announce shortly after the draft. Go Aviators!

2019 Management Team:

Cari Buck, General Manager

Jim Ault, Community Relations Director

Emily Pierce, Player Services & Event Operations Manager

Laura Pierce, Business Operations Director