Christine Figley, President
Christine and her husband, Stefan (who played for TCU), with son, Sutton, returned to Fort Worth in 2014. Christine, who grew up in Louisiana playing tennis and most recently ran a tennis shop in Memphis, jumped in with both feet to improve tennis in Fort Worth. She joined the McLeland Tennis Advisory Board and the FWTA Board of Directors as Chair of the Advocacy Committee. She has been instrumental in developing the City of Fort Worth Public Court & Facility Improvement Campaign, raising funds, and spearheading the resurfacing of the McLeland Tennis Center and Overton Park/Tanglewood courts.
Erin Aldrich, Vice President
Erin is a native Fort Worth resident who happened to pick up a tennis racquet for the first time only 8 years ago. All it took was one lesson, and she was hooked on the sport. Since then, she has been working hard on promoting and building youth and adult tennis in Fort Worth. Her son, Kane, is an avid player as well. She is serving her third year on the FWTA board and is eager to see tennis grow in our wonderful city!
Robin Bumstead, Treasurer
Robin has a passion for tennis and has worked hand-in-hand with Christine Figley on our Advocacy Committee’s Public Court & Facility Campaign. She supervised our 2015 US Open President’s Box ticket raffle fundraiser. Robin and her husband, Gantt, have 4 children and moved to Fort Worth in 2006. She and a friend co-authored and published “Goodnight Cowtown.” Robin donates her time to many other charitable efforts in Fort Worth and also serves on the FWTA Board of Directors.
Bruce Sampley, President Emeritus
Bruce is past president of the FWTA, and a 20-plus year member of the Board of Directors. In addition to serving on the FWTA board, Bruce is chairman of the USTA Texas Officials Committee, a certified referee, and is tournament director of the Fort Worth Adult Major Zone held each July. Bruce is a lifelong Fort Worth resident and league tennis player.
Joyce has worked with programs of the Arlington, Dallas and Fort Worth Tennis Associations for many years and is a 35-year volunteer with USTA Texas. Currently she is the Chair of their Adaptive/Wheelchair Committee. Additionally, after serving on USTA National Committees continuously for 30 years, she now serves on the National Adaptive Committee and has been Chair of the US Open Volunteer Lounge for the past 20 years. Joyce has been playing tennis in Texas since she moved here from New York in 1979 and played in the first USTA organized league in Fort Worth.
Though not a Texas native, Caroline found her home in Fort Worth while pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work at TCU. She has played tennis since childhood, and her desire to promote tennis through inclusivity drove her to get involved in the FWTA. A Board Member since 2015, Caroline specializes in Young Professional, Adult, and Social league programming. Caroline serves as Board Liaison for the FWTA’s Adult Oversight Committee, and has been instrumental in the launch of the new FWTA website. She is also the League Coordinator for both the Young Professional Social League, Sets in the City|Cowtown, and for the Women’s Tri-Level Social League. Caroline is currently pursuing her MBA.
Sarah is a Sustainability Project Manager for DFW International Airport and a ten-year Fort Worth resident. She is a TCU Alumna who earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Environmental Science. Sarah enjoyed her USTA Tennis on Campus experience at TCU, and she decided to remain involved in the Fort Worth tennis community following graduation. Sarah serves as Committee Chairperson for the Adult Oversight Committee, assists with the FWTA’s young professionals league, Sets in the City|Cowtown, and has been instrumental in the launch of the new FWTA website. She believes in the importance of civic engagement among young professionals and is a member of SteerFW, the city’s young leaders group.
Michael is Athletics Coordinator for the Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Department and is in charge of Facility Reservations and Aquatics. He is a USPTA-certified tennis professional, and played collegiate tennis at East Texas Baptist College. Michael grew up in El Paso and is fluent in Spanish. He has a background working with incarcerated men, and is the founder of Lighthouse Services.
David grew up in Fort Worth and began playing tennis during the sport’s first boom in the 70s. Along with two older brothers, David played in junior tournaments across the state from age 10 through high school. As an adult, he has continued playing recreationally and in USTA tournaments and leagues. David is an attorney, recently retired from Alcon Laboratories, and is looking forward to playing more tennis and promoting the sport in Fort Worth.
Lynn is a long-time member of the FWTA Board of Directors. In addition to having served as vice president, Lynn has organized the adaptive tennis programs for players with cognitive disabilities. She also teaches tennis.
Jon is an elected Tarrant County Constable, serving a large part of Fort Worth. He comes from a tennis-playing family, but didn’t take up tennis until a health wake-up call in 2002 prodded him to pick up a racquet. He hasn’t put it down since and plays on numerous Men’s USTA Leagues. He is a lifelong Fort Worth resident and wants to see facilities and playing opportunities expanded throughout the city.