Lois Huggins

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Lois Huggins has been a prominent tennis official on the regional and national levels for several decades. She has officiated at the U.S. Open for 29 years, at Davis
Cup matches, the ATP/WTA tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., and Federation Cup matches between the USA and Italy in 2003 and the USA and Germany in 2008. She is certified as a Gold Badge Chief Umpire
by the International Tennis Federation, one of only eight individuals in the U.S. to receive such certification. Huggins has been the chief umpire for the Advanta Championships, the men’s US Pro
Indoor tournament, and Men’s Challenger events in Tallahassee, Binghamton, and Knoxville. Huggins has served as Middle States Sectional Chairman of Officials and United States Tennis Association
National Chair of Officials. She has been one of only a dozen national trainer-evaluators for the USTA. She received the Edward Mellor Award in 1989 for outstanding service to tennis officiating in
the Middle States and the 2008 Honor Award from USTA Middle States for significant contributions to tennis. She also received the McGovern Award in 2009, the highest honor to be awarded to a
professional tennis official. As a player, Huggins was a member of the 2002 Delaware championship 55-and-over inter-district team. Huggins was inducted into the Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002
and the USTA Middle States Hall of Fame in 2005. She is also a high school and college swimming and diving official. She was the first woman to serve as referee and a starter for the Delaware State
High School Championships and was the Swimming Official of the Year in 2014.



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