Helen Smith started the community tennis association in Greeneville and led the community efforts which resulted in the construction of an eight-court public tennis center in 2007 and its upgrade in 2017. She served in every role associated with the center. She served three terms on the USTA Tennessee board, including president in 2012 and 2013. She has served on USTA Southern committees for ten years and on the USTA Grievance committee for six years, currently as chair. She is serving a three-year term on the Southern Tennis Foundation. She performed the legal work which resulted in the creation or improvement of seven community tennis associations in Tennessee and is a CTA advocate.
Helen has a long history of community engagement which includes leadership roles in the United Way, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, faith-based child care center, homeless shelter, and local parent-teacher-organization.
Helen is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis and the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. After 33 years of federal public service, Helen retired as an Assistant United States Attorney in January 2018.