USTA Kentucky was established in 1910 and has a current membership of over 7,000. Policy is formed and much of the organization's work is executed via a board and committee structure of over 100 volunteers. A professional staff, housed in Louisville, compliments the volunteer structure and is charged with carrying out the daily operations of the organization.


Meet The Staff


Address:   USTA Kentucky
8900 Greeneway Commons Place, #101
Louisville, KY 40220 
Phone:   502-491-1290



Jason Miller, PhD -- Executive Director   -- 

As Executive Director Jason provides leadership and guidance to all aspects of USTA Kentucky and works with a diverse network of partners and providers to promote and develop the growth of tennis across the state. He is charged with implementing and overseeing USTA Kentucky and Raise a Racquet Foundation Board of Directors policies and procedures and guides all activity of the USTA Kentucky staff. The Executive Director is the staff liaison to the Management, Hall of Fame, Nominating, Finance, Fundraising, Raise a Racquet and Awards Committees. 



L.J. Allara -- Manager Adult and Junior Tennis --

As Manager of Adult and Junior Tennis, LJ oversees USTA Jr. Team Tennis, including the High School Interscholastic League.  He serves as Tournament Director for the JTT State Championships and Joe Creason Junior Qualifier.  LJ is the coordinator for Adult and Junior Competition, overseeing sanctioned tournaments and player rankings. and will be implementing new adult and junior recreational leagues and programs across the state of Kentucky.  The Adult and Junior Tennis Manager is the liaison to the Junior Recreation, Junior Competition, Adult Competition committees.



Kyle Burton -- USTA Southern Tennis Service Representative for Kentucky & Tennessee  -- 615.767.8611

As the Tennis Service Representative (TSR), Kyle's work revolves around meeting with facilities and organizations who offer tennis and discussing ideas and strategies to facilitate the growth of tennis participation. He travels extensively across Kentucky and Tennessee to promote, develop, and service programs through the establishment of strong relationships with local tennis facilities, industry organizations and other non-tennis entities.



Drew Edborg  --  Coordinator Junior Tennis   -- 

As the Coordinator of Junior Tennis, Drew will assist in promoting and developing the growth of tennis in Kentucky by working through a cooperative effort with Public Schools, Louisville Community Tennis Associations and other CTA's across the state creating a network of school providers. He will provide opportunities such as Teacher In-Service Trainings, assist teachers in PE classes to offer tennis, organize and support Kids Clubs. He also works to get tennis offered in after school enrichment programs and provide a pathway to Junior Team Tennis and National Junior Tennis League.



Maddie Henning -- Manager, Community Tennis --

As Manager of Community Tennis for USTA Kentucky, Maddie supports and encourages all tennis efforts. She works to create and advance local Community Tennis Associations across Kentucky.  Maddie will assist CTAs in obtaining grants, and with other staff, will coordinate the delivery of USTA programs through local communities. The Community Tennis Manager is the staff liaison to the Community Development and Diversity and Inclusion Committees and will also coordinate USTA School Tennis and National Junior Tennis & Learning chapters (NJTL) across Kentucky.  



Kathy Klein  -- Senior Manager, USTA Adult Leagues   --

As Manager of USTA Adult Leagues, Kathy is the State Coordinator for the Adult, Senior, Mixed Doubles, Combo Doubles, Super Senior, and Tri-Level USTA League programs. She is responsible for USTA League administration, League championships, and working with Local League Coordinators to provide opportunities for people to play USTA League tennis. The USTA Adult Leagues Manager is the staff liaison to the Kentucky Adult League Committee.



Kim Lonnemann  --  Manager, Marketing and Communications   --

As Marketing & Promotions Coordinator, Kim handles all aspects of USTA Kentucky marketing; from publications and media relations to fundraising, advertising and sponsorships. Kim is responsible for updating the website, monthly eNewsletter and other collateral pieces, in addition to assisting CTA events across the state of Kentucky. The Marketing & Promotions Coordinator is the staff liaison for the Marketing Committee.



Amy Sheehan -- Raise a Racquet Coordinator, Fundraising and Development --

Amy is responsible for all fundraising and promotional efforts to secure the further development and growth of the Foundation.



Leslie Strahl  --  Coordinator, Administration and Events --

As Coordinator, Administration and Events, Leslie is responsible for the day-to-day accounting, office and organizational duties. She provides administrative support to staff, coordinates event planning and customer service related duties.