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Jim Flesch has joined Middle States as TSR for Delaware
 VALLEY FORGE, Pa. – USTA Middle States is pleased to announce Jim Flesch has joined the section as a new Tennis Service Representative, one of 12 section-wide. Flesch will be responsible for promoting tennis in Delaware with an emphasis on the southern part of the state including Kent and Sussex counties.

Flesch has been a pro for 30 years, starting as a staff pro in Chicago, then serving as assistant head pro and tennis director at various Chicago clubs. He then spent five years as a marketing and promotions director for Prince sports system, before moving on to a stint as varsity tennis coach at Moorestown Friends School in New Jersey.

Flesch, formerly the manager and head pro for the Delaware Tennis Center (DTC) at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington has left his mark on Delaware tennis.

A certified USPTA P1 teaching professional, Flesch is one of six Recreational Coach Workshop trainers in Middle States.

During his tenure at the Delaware Tennis Center, he increased the pass holder base by more than 33 percent, hosted numerous tournaments, coordinated a Welcome Back to Tennis event that drew more than 60 participants and hosted the district Jr. Team Tennis championships.

The DTC was recognized in 2006 as a “Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center” by the Tennis Industry Association and the USTA for their wide variety of program offerings and their efforts to grow the game.

Flesch has also been named "Pro of the Year" for the Delaware district in 2004 and in 2005 was named the “Tournament Director of the Year” for both the Delaware District and the Middle States section. He and the Northern Delaware Tennis Association were recognized in 2006 as the Community Tennis Association of the year.

“His extensive marketing, sales, program development, and customer service skills make him an excellent fit for this position,” said Ben Zislis, Director of Community Development.