Meet Our New Board Members

We are thrilled to announce that Legacy recently welcomed three new members to our Board of
Directors. Each bring with them experience and expertise that will help Legacy prepare youth for

Please join us in welcoming:
The full Board of Directors can be found at

This month we are highlighting Board Member Chris Beck. Please watch for highlights of our other new
board members in future newsletters.

  • Chris Beck, Founder Philadelphia NJTL
  • Henry Stursberg, President, Stursberg and Fine
  • Peter Zilper, Vice President of Operations, Aramark Business Dining

Christine Beck – A True Champion

Christine Beck serves on Legacy’s Board of Directors. But Chris’s commitment and dedication to
Philadelphia area youth and to Legacy Youth Tennis and Education started back in 1970 when Chris,
along with her husband Leif, started the Philadelphia chapter of the National Junior Tennis League
(NJTL), the Nation’s second ever chapter. Today, Legacy Youth Tennis and Education is one of the
largest NJTL chapters, thanks in large part to Chris and Leif’s early efforts. She also served as the national
board chair of the NJTL from 1979-1983. In recognition of her efforts, Chris was honored with the
USTA/NJTL Founder’s Service Award in 2014. In an article written about Chris in Tennis Magazine’s The
Heroes Issue*, she said “If champions emerge, fine. The goal was not to create tennis champions but
rather productive citizens.” As the Philadelphia NJTL grew, she remained committed to the mission and
she was quoted in the article as saying: “Our goals were the same. Use tennis as a hook to open doors
for underserved children and to help them understand the value of education.” Legacy is honored and
proud to welcome Chris back as a member of our board.
*Quotes from article written by Jonathan Scott, Tennis Magazine Nov./Dec. 2014