Max Watchmaker ’23 Earns State Award for Tennis

University School of Milwaukee varsity tennis player Max Watchmaker ’23 was named the 2022 Frank Parker Junior Award Boy by the Wisconsin Tennis Association. The award dates back to 1966, and the recipient receives a traveling trophy for a year, and a plaque and biography of Frank Parker to keep.

“This is the most prestigious award a junior player can receive in Wisconsin,” said Linda Freedman of the Wisconsin Tennis Association. “It was a pleasure meeting Max and his family. He is a most deserving recipient of this award, for all his accomplishments on and off the courts.”

Watchmaker won the Division 2 singles final of the WIAA boys state individual tennis state tournament in 2022. The USM varsity boys’ tennis season starts back up in spring 2023.

About the Frank Parker Award:

Each year, the WTA recognizes excellence in junior tennis by awarding the Frank Parker Junior Award.  The award is given to one boy and one girl, at or near the end of their junior tennis career, for their accomplishments both on and off the court. Frank Parker was a gifted young Milwaukee tennis player who was considered one of the top three players in the country in the 1940s. He was the winner of over 100 titles in his career, with his greatest tennis achievement being winning the U.S. singles championship in 1944. But, equally as important, he was a modest player known for his good sportsmanship.

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Max Watchmaker '23 (center), Todd Miller (left) and Linda Freedman of the WTA

Max Watchmaker '23 (center) with his private coach Todd Miller (left) and Linda Freedman of the Wisconsin Tennis Association.

Max Watchmaker '23 holds the 2022 Frank Parker Junior Award Boy trophy

Max Watchmaker '23 with the 2022 Frank Parker Junior Award Boy trophy

Max Watchmaker '23 and Todd Miller

Max Watchmaker '23 (left) with his private coach Todd Miller (right), who nominated him for the award.

Max Watchmaker '23 (center) with his coach and family

Max Watchmaker '23 (center) with his coach and family