Amanda Becker, onetime scholastic tennis star at Honesdale and Paupack, is working hard for the USTA in Jacksonville, Florida.

Former scholastic and collegiate tennis star Amanda Becker is back in the national spotlight...but, this time as an instructor and not as a player.

Amanda, who now lives in the Jacksonville area of Florida, was recently a guest the morning TV show “First Coast Living.”

During her segment, Becker discussed a United States Tennis Association youth event she is slated to host called “Ten and Under Tennis.”

“We like to think of Ten and Under Tennis as being kind of the equivalent of tee ball in baseball,” Amanda told the show’s hosts. “The basic idea is to introduce kids to tennis on shorter courts with equipment made specially for them so that they can enjoy some success right away.”

Becker is the Tennis Program Coordinator for the Jacksonville area. She and her organization recently received a $100,000 grant to develop the Ten and Under Program for the next three years.

“We’re very excited about it,”?she said. “Hopefully, by the end of three years we’ll have an infrastructure in place so that Ten and Under can continue for generations to come.”

Amanda is the daughter of Dr. Jeffrey &?Sheila Becker, Lakeville. She was a 3-time District Two tennis champion while attending Honesdale and Paupack.

After graduation, she received a full athletic scholarship to attend Gonzaga University. From there, she transferred to the College of Charleston, where she went 20-5 in singles during her senior season.