PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers women’s tennis head coach Ben Bucca spoke at the recent semi-annual United States Tennis Association conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The conference was held during the United States Open.
Bucca spoke at the collegiate committee meeting about the importance of developing tennis programs thought the community and specifically on college campuses. He has been active in promoting Rutgers’ club tennis team and establishing junior programs in the greater New Brunswick area.
“I was proud to speak before a national audience,” said Bucca. “My experience developing programs on campus and in the community is essential to promoting the game of tennis. Community involvement is an important means toward that end.”
The USTA’s semi-annual convention is attended by approximately 1,000 volunteers from all across the United States.
In his first season, Bucca helped lead the Rutgers women’s tennis to a 13-9 record, including a 7-3 mark in the BIG EAST and a berth in the conference tournament. He has long been involved in New Brunswick civic affairs and was appointed to the Board of Trustees at Saint Peter’s University Hospital last January. Bucca is also a board member for New Brunswick Tomorrow.