At the age of 15, Brad Humphreys landed a summertime job with a small-town recreation department in Twin Falls, Idaho. It was then he began teaching tennis, and he has never stopped.
Tennis has been very good to Brad throughout life, and he has developed a positive philosophy of giving back to the game. He views tennis as one of the few professions that offers a great opportunity to affect the lives of so many people, young and old, in a positive way.
Brad was named the USPTA San Diego Pro of the Year in 1992 and the USTA San Diego Pro of the Year in 1990.
This Professional 1 member of USPTA is past president of the San Diego Division, and has served as a certified tester, membership chairman and Nominating Committee member for his division. He also has been a member of the USPTA National Nominating Committee.
In the USTA, Brad has served as executive director of the San Diego District Tennis Association, a member of its Ranking Committee, and chairman of the Organization Committee.
In addition, he is a past NTRP rating clinician and the author of a Manual for Beginning Contract Tennis Players.
Brad has been director of tennis at the San Dieguito Tennis Club in Encinitas, Calif., since 1970. "The BIGGEST little pro shop in the West" has been a success since that time. As operator of the shop, he carries a complete line of tennis clothing and equipment.
Brad previously served as director of tennis at University Racquet Club in Pocatello, Idaho, from 1963 to 1969, and was club manager for two of those years. He filled the summertime position with the Twin Falls Recreation Department from 1959 to 1962.
As a player, Brad was the Idaho state junior champion in the 15-and-under category in 1958 and 1959, and the 18-and-under champion in 1961 and 1962. He played four years of collegiate tennis at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, on a full scholarship.
In addition, he captured the title of Idaho state open champion in 1964, '65, '66 and '68. He held a USPTA national singles ranking of No. 17 in 1972, and was the national 35 doubles champion with Bill Bond in 1983.
This USPTA pro also has directed tournaments for the San Dieguito Community Tennis Championships, held since 1977; the San Dieguito USTA-Sanctioned Senior Championships, held since 1989; and the San Dieguito USTA-Sanctioned Junior Open Championships, held since 1996.
Brad earned a bachelor's of science degree in business engineering from Idaho State University in 1968 and a master's degree in education, with emphasis in counseling, from Idaho State University in 1969. He has taken advantage of USPTA educational courses since 1990.