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.
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.
August 2014 Captain of the Month
Congratulations to Dan Phelps of Ashland, Kentucky! Dan's teammates nominated him to be recognized for the many years of dedication he has had to USTA League tennis. Dan's entire family enjoys the benefits of playing USTA tennis, spanning from participating in the Adult Leagues to Tennis on Campus. To read more about Dan's years of being a league captain, click here.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Click 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.