Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00
Ed Wolfarth of Syosset has been named the 2012 Leslie J. FitzGibbon Tennis Man of the Year by the U.S. Tennis Association’s Eastern Section, which encompasses all of New York State and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.
Wolfarth didn’t learn to play tennis until he was 28, when he was teaching physical education at Queens College and asked to add tennis to the curriculum. He later became a top-ranked tournament player, a high school coach and a teaching pro. Wolfarth was a top 10 player in the USTA Eastern Men’s 35s and the tennis director at Old Westbury Country Club.
Wolfarth currently teaches physical education and sport science at Queens College and Hofstra University, and is the tennis director at Meadowbrook Pointe Athletic Club & Spa.