USTA Kentucky Staff Position Open
USTA Kentucky is currently accepting resumes for the Marketing and Promotions Coordinator. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 18, 2015. Click here for complete job description.
State Middle School Champions Crowned
For the first time in recent memory, middle school teams from Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Versailles, and Georgetown got together last weekend to participate in a middle school state championship. Over 100 kids and 13 teams battled it out over 2 days before the Crosby Cougars were awarded the championship. Click here for a team photo. Also congrats should go out to the following teams:
Runners-Up: Meyzeek Grand Slammers
3rd Place: Kammerer
Flight Winner: Scott County
Flight Winner: Meyzeek Bears
If you have are a middle school-aged child or the parent of a middle school aged child and don't have a tennis program at your middle school, please contact Bryan Hash at the USTA Kentucky office at 502-491-1290 or email at email@example.com.
Volunteering at USTA Kentucky
Interested in giving back to the sport of tennis??? USTA Kentucky is now looking for volunteers to serve on one of our many committees for the 2017-17 term. Please click here and submit your volunteer interest form to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 2, 2015.
November Adult League Captain of the Month
Congratulations to Don Jeffers from Frankfort, Kentucky!! Don plays leagues in both Lexington and Frankfort and has been a captain of Adult Leagues since he began playing in 2009. To read more about Don and his tennis history, please click here.
2015 Combo Doubles State Championships
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the Combo Doubles Kentucky State Championships. The weather once again dealt a rainy weekend of weather, requiring matches to move indoors. Thank you to the volunteers and staff that helped to make the weekend a success. Teams that will be advancing to compete in the Southern Sectional Championships are pictured, click here to see.
2016-2017 USTA Kentucky Board Applications
Have you ever considered serving as a board member for USTA Kentucky? USTA Kentucky is accepting board applications now through Monday, November 16, 2015. Please click here to view the board application. You can click here to view the board member expectations.
USTA Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame
USTA Kentucky would like to congratulate the 2015 Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame inductees: Kevin Collins, Louisville, Susan Habeeb, Louisville and posthumously Charles Saacke, Jr. The Hall of Fame Luncheon will be January 30, 2016 at Marriott Louisville East.
The 2015 USTA Kentucky Award Winners:
Adult Player of the Year: Will True
Junior Player of the Year: Drew Singerman
Volunteer of the Year: Noel Clayton
Mark Ragland BoysSportsmanship: Noah Tapp
Mary Lou Hambrick Girls Sportsmanship: Bailey Thompson
Boys Scholastic: Tommy Hagan/Matthew Eastham
Bruce Stone Education Merit: Chris & Wes Long
Most Improved Girl: Aspen Jarrett
Most Improved Boy: Cameron Mount
Dee Dee Long Spirit Award:Leony Barroso
Family of the Year: The Lancaster Family
Coach of the Year: John Mican
Paulette Griffith Local League Coordinator of the Year: Brooks Lundy
JTT Coordinator of the Year: Mark Prude
Official of the Year: Sara Byrne
Tennis Pro of the Year: Murhl Searcy
Tennis Facility of the Year: Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
Community Tennis Association of the Year: Tennis Association of Central Kentucky
Special Tennis Event of the Year: Girls on the Run
Charity Event of the Year: Refuse to Lose (RTL)
Team Tennis Event of the Year: JTT State Championships (Elizabethtown)
Media Award: Rocky Stanley
Captain of the Year: Mike Howard
Congratulations to everyone nominated and everyone selected.
Paducah Drop Shots Recreational Tennis League
Register now for the upcoming Paducah Drop Shots Recreational Tennis League. Paducah Drop Shots Recreational Tennis League is an 8 week league for new tennis players or players looking for more social, recreational tennis fun. All matches will be played at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College on Tuesday nights from 6-8. Immediately following the weekly matches all participants are invited to City Rockers Pizza for menu and drink specials. Click herefor the jotform to register for this fun and exciting new league.
Raise a Racquet and Kroger Community Rewards
Our thanks to the Kroger Company for making it possible and very easy to register your Kroger Rewards Card and choose Raise a Racquet as your Community Rewards Charity. Raise a Racquet received $69 with only 6 members having registered their card! Also a great way to start taking advantage of their online coupons you can load to your card for whenever you shop! This takes just a few minutes, costs you nothing and allows you to support RaR every time you shop at Kroger. Click here to learn how you can start donating to the Raise a Racquet!
Raise a Racquet Foundation for Kentucky Tennis
The Raise a Racquet Foundation is USTA Kentucky's Endowment Fund and is it's own separate 501(c)3 entity, overseen by USTA Kentucky's Board of Directors. Through the funds raised, Raise a Racquet is able to carry out charitable good works to the Kentucky tennis community. In 2015, Raise a Racquet was able to award $3000 in college scholarships via the Jason Isaacs Scholarship Fund. Raise a Racquet also awarded $4000 for tournament travel, fees for clinics and camps for juniors who may otherwise would not have been able to participate. Raise A Racquet also provides a variety of resources and opportunities for individuals with disabilities, as well as wounded, ill, and injured veterans to enjoy and play the game. Click here to request need-based financial assistance for deserving Kentucky juniors. There you can find the guidelines for receiving Raise a Racquet funding and the application.
USTA Member Benefits!!!
We just saved $100 on a car rental using our USTA member discount code! Did you know you can get discounts on rental cars, hotels, even movie tickets!!! Go to https://membership.usta.com/, login at the right where it says "Member Login" to get the discount codes!