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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 here for the jotform to register for this fun and exciting new league.

USTA Kentucky Open Executive Director Position
USTA Kentucky is announcing the open position for the Executive Director. Click here to see full job and duty description. If interested please email your resume to tbunnell@thepeoplesbank-ky.com. The deadline to submit resumes is October 30, 2015,

2015 USTA Kentucky Awards
It is that time of year again to start nominating for the USTA Kentucky Awards. Anyone considered must be a USTA member or member organization in good standing. Nominations must be received by August 31, 2015. Click here for the 2015 USTA Kentucky Awards description and nomination form. This year's annual awards ceremony will take place on October 10th at the Marriott Louisville East.

2015 Southern Jr. Cup
Congratulations to all the players that have been selected to participate in the 2015 Southern Jr. Cup. We know that you will all represent the state of Kentucky very well. Good luck!!!
Boys 12s:Tonmye Nirundorn, Brent Reynolds, Jacks Lancaster. Boys 14s: Matthew Halpin, Brandon Chou, Alex Horn. Boys 16s: Cameron Mount, Caleb Buckman, Paul Reynolds. Boys 18s: Matthew Graft, Drew Singerman, Daniel Lineberry. Girls 12s: Carrie Beckman, Emma Charney, Olivia Gallagher. Girls 14s:Mai Nirundorn, Madison Hill, Raluca Velcu. Girls 16s: Sarah Horn, Eva Borders, Claire Smith. Girls 18s: Grace Jennings, Terra Sheldon, Michelle McKamey.

Adult 55 & Over League State Championships
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the championships the weekend of July 30 - August 2nd in Owensboro, KY!  The Owensboro Daviess County Tennis Association did a fantastic job of welcoming everyone.  A HUGE thank you to the ODCTA for a very successful State League Championship, to all the volunteers that worked so very hard to make this happen, we say thank you!  Team pictures are available through this link and to follow their progress as they compete in the Southern Sectional Championships the weekend of September 18-20, 2015 in Asheville, NC, you can click here

Adult League Captain of the Month, August
Mike Howard of Lexington has been nominated by his teammates and randomly selected to be recognized as the USTA Adult League Captain of the month.  Congratulate Mike on his dedication to his teams and his LOVE of the social aspect of league tennis.  To read more about Mike's tennis history, click here.

Louisville Young Adult Fall Drop Shots League Registration OPEN!
Following our first ever session in the Spring, the Louisville Drop Shots league is expanding this fall!  We are now offering separate sessions on Monday and Tuesday nights starting August 17th at Seneca Park.  League start time has moved back to 6:30pm for each session and the post-match social at Saints Pizza and Pub will remain.  The session will run 8 weeks and current USTA members will receive a discounted rate for signing up.  You don't have to have a team to sign up or up to 4 players can sign up together.  To register for the league, CLICK HERE.  Sign-ups will go all the way to the first night of tennis.       

Junior Team Tennis State Championships
Congrats to the 200 participants in the 2015 Junior Team Tennis State Championships in Etown, Kentucky.  Six teams qualified for the Southern Sectional Championships in South Carolina next month.  Despite hot days on both Friday and Saturday, teams from across the state battled hard and champions were decided in 5 divisions after flight play and single elimination matches.  The following teams will be headed to South Carolina in hopes of bringing home a Sectional title:

10U Intermediate: Louisville-Hudson (team picture)
12U Intermediate: Georgetown-Jones (
team picture)
14U Intermediate: Etown-Titans (
team picture)
14U Advanced: Georgetown-Dick (
team picture)
18U Intermediate: Louisville-Keal (
team picture)

Adult 40 & Over Kentucky State Championships
Presented by KentuckyOne Health
Congratulations to all our teams that participated in the 40 & Over Championships, hosted by the Tennis Association of Louisville, KY "TALK" and their crew of volunteers!  What a crazy weekend for all of our teams, volunteers, facilities and staff.  We managed to persevere through rains pushing matches indoors for part of the day on Friday, sunshine on Saturday and torrential downpours on Sunday!  Be sure to wish our teams luck as they advance to compete in Asheville, NC to represent Kentucky in the Southern Sectional Championships.  To view team pictures, click here.

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!

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.

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9/04-- LIRC KY Fall Jr. Champs(LOU)
Kentucky Clay Court Closed State Championships(LOU)
Tornado Classic State Championships(PAD)
Brenda Emery/Cross Court Circuit #2(LEX)
Champions Series #3(LOU)
Bennett Lake Memorial Junior Championships(ASH)
Kentucky Clay Court Doubles Championships(LOU)
Hilltopper Tennis Classic #96(BG)
10 & Under Tennis Challenger(LOU)

Kentucky Clay Court Doubles Championships(LOU)




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