January Captain of the Month
Congratulations to Jennifer Gaines of Paducah! Jennifer was nominated by her teammates and randomly selected to be recognized as the USTA Kentucky Adult League Captain of the Month. Jennifer has been her league team captain for over five years. She enjoys the friendships she has developed over the years and also that tennis is a family afair! To read more about Jennifer and to see her team picture, click here.
USTA Kentucky 2015-16 Slate Announced
Many thanks to the Kentucky Nominating Committee, Chaired by Immediate Past President John Herring, for preparing the 2015-16 Slate of Directors and Officers of the Association and the Endowment. This slate will be voted at the Annual Meeting of the Membership, Saturday, January 31, 2015. Click here to review the 2015-16 Slate.
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!
Host a 2015/2016 Kentucky District Championship!
How would you like to host one of the following Championships in your home town? The following USTA League Championships are open for bid for the 2015/2016 seasons. Bringing a district championship to your area has an impact on your local economy; hotels, restaurants and shopping all benefit from bringing a championship to your area. Please click the following links to download any of these opportunities: Adult 55 & Over, Adult 65 & Over, Mixed Doubles, Tri-Level, and Combo Doubles.
.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!!!
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!
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 email@example.com. Click here to view one of the news stories that featured USTA Kentucky and the Tennis Apprentice program.