|August 30, 2014|
ICAS Liberty Tennis Board
We are pleased to share with you that Won-Hong Joo has been named, effective immediately, ICAS Advisor to the Board of ICAS Liberty Tennis Classic, a USTA organisation, whose mission is "Invest in Youth Development".
Other members of the Board are Jim Delaney, Mark Ein, Kenny Holdsman, Erlan Idrissov, Kuni Matsuda and Stan Smith.
Won-Hong Joo is President of the Korea Tennis Association. He is the second President of the KTA to have played tennis at the competitive level. Won-Hong concurrently assumes the role of President of the Korea Professional Tennis Association, Head of the Citizensí Coalition for Sports, Executive Vice-president of the Seoul Sports Council, and President of the Korea Tennis Association for the Disabled. He is also publisher of one and only tennis magazine in Korea, Tennis Korea, which has been in print since 1992. Won-Hong played competitive tennis from 1979 to 1984 as a member of the team sponsored by Daewoo Heavy Industries and began his coaching career for the team sponsored by Jeil Life Insurances in 1985. For sixteen years from 1992, he was the head coach of the team sponsored by Samsung. Won-Hong has coached some of the best players in the history of Korean Tennis, including Hyung-Taik Lee, Sung-Hee Park and Yoon-Jeong Cho. Alongside his coaching career, he has also devoted his life to improving the life environment for both the professional and amateur tennis players in Korea.
Won-Hong is a graduate of Sungkyunkwan University Law School '79 in Seoul, Korea.