Save Coach Mike's
For nearly 15 years, Mike Martines has operated the Dee Glen Smith Tennis Facility to the benefit of an appreciative community. He turned a struggling, run-down facility into a first-rate tennis center which is enjoyed and appreciated by sports enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. He did it with his heart, soul, tenacity, determination, skill, and an unending desire to create a first-rate public recreation facility. Mike Martines is well-respected, fiscally responsible, a hard worker, a dedicated manager, an admired leader, an inspirational coach and teacher, and our friend. For the high standard he has set and maintained for years, Mike Martines, and his exceptional staff, have earned the right to continue serving the sports community and the community as a whole. They have a proven track record upon which Salt Lake City can rely. We, the undersigned, tennis players, parents of tennis players, grandparents of tennis players, tennis fans, neighbors, and community members, strongly petition Salt Lake City to renew the contract for Mike Martines to operate the Dee Glen Smith Tennis Center (“Coach Mike’s”). There is no one more deserving or more capable.