Legal Name
DepartmentDepartment of Kinesiology and Health Science
Biola AffiliationsFaculty

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Degrees

  • M.A., Ball State University
  • B.S., Marion College

Biography

Dee Henry is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Professional who is also certified to teach wheelchair tennis. She loves teaching all levels of tennis and coached the women’s tennis team at Biola beginning in 1971. Her students have opportunities to assist her in tennis programs designed for a wide range of ages, abilities and disabilities. Having devoted her professional life to the sport of tennis, she sees it as a microcosm, a miniature life setting, where one can experience thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the opportunity to cheat or to be cheated. Strong focus is on how to make tennis decisions that have to be made very quickly and that the response determines the outcome. The true value of tennis is when the students understand that tennis is more than a game, it is training ground for learning about life. In 2016 Dee Henry was the recipient of the Southern California Special Olympics Tennis Coach of the Season and the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award.

Affiliations

  • United States Tennis Association (USTA)
  • Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)
  • United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)

Awards

Tennis Awards for Biola:

  • 2008 Southern California Tennis Association - Organizational Member of the Year
  • 1993 National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) - Chapter of the Year
  • 1990 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) - Volvo Tennis Community Service Award
  • 1980 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) - National Runner-up Team

Service Awards:

  • 2016 Southern California Special Olympics - Tennis Coach of the Season
  • 2016 International Tennis Hall of Fame - Educational Merit Award
  • 2014 Southern California Division United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) - Pete Brown Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2012 USPTA - Small Facility Manager of the Year Award
  • 2011 Southern California Division Facility Manager of the Year
  • 2010 United States Olympic Committee - Volunteer Tennis Coach of the Year
  • 2008 SoCal USPTA - Special Needs Coach of the Year
  • 2006 United States Tennis Association (USTA) - Eve Kraft Community Service Award
  • 2005 Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2005 USTA/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) - National Campus Recreation Award
  • 2003 USTA/ITA - Sectional Campus Recreation Award
  • 2001 SoCal USPTA - Handicap Pro of the Year
  • 2001, 1996, 1993, 1987 SCTA - Adult and Youth Service Award
  • 1999 ITA/USTA - Collegiate Community Service Award
  • 1997 SoCal USPTA - Coach of the Year
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