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Southern Sectional Championships for Adult 18 & Over
The first Sectional Championships took place the weekend of July 25th - 27th, with the 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5's playing in Lexington, SC and the 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0's competing in Auburn, AL. Teams that advance to this level of play experience some great competition against teams from the eight other states within the southern section.  The 2.5 women from Lexington, KY had a great run, playing with only five players, 1 singles and 2 doubles courts to make it to the finals where they had to forfeit their singles court due to an injury.  They played Louisiana in the final and took 1 court, losing 1-2.  Congratulations on a hard fought championship!

2014 Kentucky Awards
On your mark, get set...go!!!!    It is now officially Awards Nomination Season!!! Click here to view and fill out the awards nomination form. Please help us get the word out by sharing on your Facebook accounts and talking with other players.   Nomination Deadline September 8.

40 & Over Championships - Teams Advancing to Southern Sectionals
We narrowly escaped the rain during the championships in Louisville the weekend of July 11 - 13th!  Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that helped to make this a successful Championship.  Congratulations to all the teams that will be advancing to play in the Southern Sectional Championships the weekend of August 22nd - 24th!  Teams will be traveling to Asheville, NC for the 3.5 and 4.5+ levels and to Mobile, AL to compete in the 3.0 and 40 levels.  Wish them all luck, to view team pictures, click this link.

USTA Officials School
The USTA Officials School will be held on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at the SpringHill Suites Lexington. Registration will be from 7:30-8:00 AM. The USTA School will run from 8:00 AM to noon. Lunch will be provided from noon to 12:30 PM. Following lunch with be the Referee School at 12:30 PM and ITA School at 2:30 PM. For more information click here or contact Andrew Walker at awalker@ustaky.com.

55 & Over Teams Advancing to Southern Sectionals 
The 55 & Over Adult League Championship in Henderson, KY June 20- 22 was a huge success.  Players enjoyed the wonderful tennis facilities Henderson offers at the Doc Hosbach Tennis Complex and the Henderson High School.  Players were entertained at the player party on Friday evening, hosted by the Henderson Tennis Club.  To see who will be advancing to Southern Sectionals in Asheville, NC September 19 - 21, click here.  Go Kentucky!. 

Congratulations to the Members of the Kentucky Senior Cup Team
The 2014 Southern Senior Cup took place in Huntsville, Alabama June 5-8th. The Women's 35 team took first place defeated the team from South Carolina in the finals with a score of 2-1. The Women's 45s took 4th, 65's took 5th and the women's 75s took 6th. The Women's team as a whole placed 4th overall. This is the best finish that the Women's team has ever had. The Men's 45s team finished 4th in their divisions. Congratulations to everyone who participated and represented Kentucky in this year's Southern Senior Cup.

June 2014 Captain of the Month
Congratulations to Linda Estes of Henderson, KY.  Linda was nominated by her teammates and randomly selected to be recognized as the June 2014 USTA Adult League Captain of the mont.  To read how Linda became involved in playing league tennis, click here.

Frankfort Offers New Tennis Program for Adults, Seniors
A new adult tennis program starting in Frankfort is one of the very first of its kind offered outside of Florida. Masters Tennis is tennis played on a smaller 60-foot court with a slower ball and a regular racquet. It is easy to learn, fun to play, social and keeps players active at any age. Masters Tennis has a simpler scoring system and uses a shorter court, 60 feet instead of 78 feet. Scoring is numerical, using the 1-2-3-4 system. The first team winning four points wins the game. The first team winning 6 games wins the match. Players switch sides of the court every four games. The new program is organized by the Frankfort Tennis Association and the Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Department. More information can be found at frankfortparksandrec.com or at frankforttennisrocks.com.

NEW Purchase Area Local League Coordinator
Welcome Jamie Brazzell as the Local League Coordinator for all USTA Adult Leagues in the Purchase area.  This includes, Adult 18 & Over, 40 & Over, 55 & Over, 65 & Over, as well as Mixed Doubles, Tri-Level, and Combo of the same age divisions.  Jamie would love to hear from you if you are interested in participating in USTA League tennis, he can be reached by emailing jamie-brazzell@bellsouth.net.  Registration for the Adult 18, 40 and 55 & Over Leagues will begin the last week of February.

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!!!
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.

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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Junior Tournaments
 
8/01-- LTC Summer #8(LEX)
8/01-- Tennis Recruiting National Team Cup(LOU)
8/02-- Hilltopper Tennis Classic #89(LOU)
8/02-- Lexington Junior City Open(LEX)
8/02-- LIRC August Jr. Futures(LOU)
8/08-- Country Club of Paducah Summer Classic(PAD)
8/08-- LTC Clay Court State Championships(LOU)
 






Adult Tournaments
7/31--
63rd Annual KY Adult Closed Tennis Tournament(LOU)
8/01--
Hoptown HOT Summer Tournament(HOP)
8/08-- TACK Fall Classic Open Championships(LEX)







Other Events
USTA Officials School has been rescheduled for August 3, 2014. Contact Andrew Walker at 502-491-1290 or awalker@ustaky.com for more information.


 

 
     
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