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Donating to Raise a Racquet Just Got a Little Easier
Please join us in supporting Raise A Racquet by signing up for KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS!  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 Foundation.

2014 USTA Kentucky Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2014 USTA Kentucky Award winners. This year's award winners will be honored at a luncheon held at the Brown Hotel on October 11th.
Adult Player of the Year-Julie Ditty, Ashland
Junior Player of the Year-Brandon Lancaster, Louisville
Volunteer of the Year-Megan Berry, Versailles
Mark Ragland Boys Sportsmanship Award-Dino Selimovic, Louisville
Mary Lou Hambrick Girls Sportsmanship Award-Emily Zelichenok, Louisville
Boy's Scholastic Achievement-Newcomb Maddux, Hopkinsville
Girl's Scholastic Achievement-Gretchen Powell, Hopkinsville
Bruce Stone Educational Merit Award-Sonya Harward, Lawrenceburg
Most Improved Boy-Daniel Lineberry, Louisville
Most Improved Girl-Lauren Waddles, Nicholasville
Dee Dee Long Spirit Award-Sonya Harward, Lawrenceburg
Family of the Year-The Gerlach Family, Louisville
Media Award-Rena Baer (Lexington Challenger), Lexington
Coach of the Year-Jeff Leeper, Paducah
Paulette Griffith Local League Coordinator of the Year-Priscilla Schiff, Paducah
Jr. Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year-Julie Dick, Georgetown
Tennis Official of the Year-Leony Barroso, Lawrenceburg
Tennis Professional of the Year- John "JJ" Bogusewski, Lexington
Tennis Facility of the Year-Freeman Lake Tennis Complex, Elizabethtown
Junior Tournament of the Year-Ryan Holder State Closed, Lexington
Special Tennis Event of the Year-Masters Tennis Event,Frankfort
Charity Event of the Year-Pavo Loco Holiday Tournament, Lexington
Team Tennis Event of the Year-Central KY JTT Futures Tournament, Elizabethtown
Community Tennis Association of the Year-Paducah Tennis Association, Paducah
Captain of the Year-Thomas Heavrin,

65 & Over Adult Kentucky State Championships
Congratulations to the teams that will be advancing to Southern Sectionals in Dothan, AL, December 5th - 7th, 2014 to represent Kentucky.  To view the winning team pictures, click this link.  A huge "Thank You" to the Jackson's for another wonderful reception and USTA League Championship in Berea!

55 & Over Adult Southern Sectionals
Teams from across the nine southern states will be competing this weekend (September 19th - 21st) in Asheville, NC.  To see who will be advancing, pictures of their teams, click here (then page down).  To follow your friends and their match results and special interest stories from those participating, click here.  Good Luck to all our teams!!  Go Kentucky!!

September Captain of the Month
Congratulations to Janie Forbis of Paducah, Kentucky, she has been nominated by her teammates and randomly selected to be recognized as USTA Adult League "Captain of the Month".  Janie has enjoyed USTA League tennis, the friends she has made and the competiveness of match play.  She had missed the competitive nature of sports as an adult and was very happy to find that again in league tennis.  To read more about Janie's family involvement and her favorite players, click here.

2014 Mixed Doubles State Championships
Thank you to the Frankfort Tennis Association for hosting this championship!  Players enjoyed welcoming volunteers, beautiful weather and a player luncheon on Saturday.  Congratulations to all the teams that participated, advancing from their local leagues to compete against teams from across the state.  The teams that will be advancing to play in the Southern Sectional Championships for the 18 and 40 & Over will travel to Mobile, AL October 10th - 12th and the 55 & Over teams to Little Rock, AR October 24th - 27th.  To view the team pictures, please click here.

40 & Over Southern Sectional Championships
Congratulations to all our players/teams that advanced to participate in the 2014 Sectional Championships in Mobile, AL and Asheville, NC.  Our players had a wonderful time competing against players from the other Southern states during the weekend of August 22 - 24 fighting against the excrutiating heat in Mobile while players enjoyed the beautiful mountains and cool evenings in Asheville.  Congratulations to the 4.0 Men, Garrison team from Louisville who played in the finals in Mobile and our 3.5 Men, Cooper team from Louisville who won the Sectional championship in Asheville!  Congratulate the Price Cooper team!  When you see them be sure to wish them luck as they advance to Tucson, AZ October 31 - November 2.  Read more about the 3.5 men's team that will be going to nationals in an article written at Sectionals and posted to the Southern 40 & Over webiste.

Tri-Level Championships
Congratulations to the teams that participated in the 2014 Kentucky State Tri-Level Championships, August 16th and 17th in Berea.  Everyone completed two matches on Saturday while enjoying a delicous cookout by the Berea College Women's tennis team.  The weather was picture perfect to play tennis.  Unfortunately on Sunday, the rain put a damper on play.  Match format was altered to try to beat the inevitable rain that promised to stop play.  All matches on Sunday played an eight game pro set to complete their rounds.  Some of the team winning pictures are available, others will be updated as they are received (due to rain).  Thank you to Allen Jackson and his women's tennis team for a very nice weekend.

4 New Tennis Players = $100
Earn $100 when you add 4 new self-rated players at the 2.0 - 3.0 level to your team.  Any coach, team captain, Local League Coordinator or other tennis enthusiast will earn $100 when completing and submitting the claim form that can be found through this link.  Send the completed claim form to the state office as directed.

Raise a Racquet Foundation for Kentucky Tennis
The Raise a Racquet Foundation is USTA Kentucky's Endowment Fund and is it's own seperate 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 2012, Raise a Racquet was able to award $5000 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. 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!!!
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USTA Kentucky's Adult Tennis Apprentice Program

To locate a program in your area, click here: KENTUCKY'S TENNIS APPRENTICE. To view the "Tennis Apprentice" brochure and find your local coordinator, click here.  If you would like to get more information about the "Tennis Apprentice" adult tennis program or if you have any questions you can email us at info@ustaky.comClick here to view one of the news stories that featured USTA Kentucky and the Tennis Apprentice program.

Kid-Sized Tennis * Super-Sized Fun
Kids who participate in "10 And Under Tennis" programs will PLAY to LEARN tennis. Kid sized tennis equipment-shorter, lighter racquets, slower and lower bouncing balls, and smaller tennis courts enable children to experience success and SUPER-SIZED FUN right from the start. Several clinics are being offered around the Louisville area. Click hereto get your child learning tennis and having fun. 



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Upcoming Tournaments & Events
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Junior Tournaments
10/04-- Top Gun Academy Championships(LOU)
10/04-- LTC October Jr. Futures(LOU)
10/11-- Hilltopper Tennis Classic #91(BG)
10-11-- Pen Ten's Fall Jr. Tennis Classic(HOP)
10/12-- 10 & Under Tennis Challenger Series #2(LOU)
10/16-- Festival of the Horse Juniors(GEO)
10/18-- Freeman Lake Fall HS Futures(ETown)
10/18-- LIRC October Jr. Futures(LOU)
10/19-- Champions Series #4(LOU)
10/24-- Fall Interscholastics State Championships(LOU)
10/25-- Top Gun Academy Jr. Halloween Challenger(LOU)

Adult Tournaments
Festival of the Horse Adults(GEO)
Kentucky Adult Indoor NTRP State Championships(LOU)

Other Events


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