Garry Jenkins, STC’s first president and Garry’s vice president, Nancy Frazer, worked tirelessly together to form the club in 1994. They have witnessed many changes in STC over the past 24 years: from a small group of 50 or so active players and four courts, to today’s 400+ members, twenty courts, beautiful Tennis Center with two USTA national championship banners hanging on the pavilion wall, and numerous teams which have represented SaddleBrooke as Southwest Sectional Champions. Garry’s prowess was not limited to serving as president; he was the club’s doubles champion two times in the ’90s.
Garry and Martha moved to SaddleBrooke in 1992 following his 34 years in law enforcement, first as an officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department and then as a Special Agent in the US Secret Service. During his 26 years in the Secret Service, he provided security for six presidents, from Johnson to Bush Sr. as well as numerous foreign dignitaries, including kings, queens and prime ministers. He also traveled overseas on advance security teams for several upcoming presidential visits, including President Nixon’s historic trips to China and Russia in 1972. His assignments in the field included Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles office and Director of the service’s training facility outside DC. In 1990 he was appointed Assistant Director of the Secret Service and held that position until retirement.
In his service to the presidents, he had an opportunity to become very close to many first families which he was assigned to protect. He noted that he introduced President Bush (41) to the game of racquetball and spent many hours teaching and playing with and against the president.
It is an honor for STC to recognize its founder and his assistant for their dedication to the great game of tennis in SaddleBrooke.
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