After 30 years as the Director of Tennis at The Dessert Inn, a solid professional and college tennis career Marty Hennessy continued to be the "Dean of the Pros" as the Director at Turnberry Place. During his years of service to the game, Hennessy has inspired countless youth, adults and had such an impact he was chosen for the USTA Lifetime achievement award. Hennessy's dedication to excellence is why a younger Mike Agassi relied on his talent to work with Andre when the legend was young. Hennessy was among the few pros that could take sets off then legend Poncho Gonzales, and according to Mr. Agassi, one of the few Directors willing to help those in need.
Hennessy's big heart was fully expressed over the last eight years through the foundation which was started in his honor. The organization has helped 45 at risk youth to get scholarships to play college tennis, this year sending one to Harvard and Vanderbilt. The foundation supports over 500 families by offering free tennis, equipment, a travel team, free tutoring and mentoring. Hennessy himself spends time with these children and continues to mentor adults, teaching with his special way of making everyone feel great about themselves.