Park District Tennis Professional Wins Award


Each year, the Northern Section of the US Tennis Association (USTA) honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the growth and development of tennis.

One of the awards is the Jack Dow Adult Development Award. The Jack Dow Adult Development Award honors the individual whose efforts have had the greatest impact on improving adult competitive and recreational play that year. Individuals considered for this award are tennis teaching professionals, tournament directors, USTA league tennis coordinators and captains and others.

The 2018 recipient of the Jack Dow Development Award is Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s Head Tennis Professional, Rod Morasch. Rod is credited with positively impacting the environment at Capital Racquet and Fitness Center and growing adult programming at all levels, especially beginners and people with disabilities. He works with Bismarck and Mandan USTA adult league teams, teaches adult lessons and is the ultimate ambassador for tennis. His commitment to the game makes him a worthy recipient of the Jack Dow Adult Development Award. Congratulations, Rod!

Board of Park Commissioners Vice President Julie Jeske, President Brian Beattie, Rod Morasch, Commissioners Wayne Munson, Mike Gilbertson, and  Mark Zimmerman.
Ryan Geerdes, Facilities Manager and Rod Morasch.