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2016 USTA KENTUCKY AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
This year it is easier than ever to nominate a deserving person, and/or event. Please click on the link below and start submitting your nominations. Let’s recognize the great tennis people and events in Kentucky for all their hard work! Nominations close August 15th. 
NOMINATE ONLINE HERE

Team Kentucky selected for Southern Junior Cup
The following kids have been selected to represent Kentucky as a part of the Southern Junior Cup, held over 2 weekends at the beginning of September in Tennessee.  The parents of these kids have been notified of their invite and if turned down, alternates will be selected to round out the 3 boy, 3 girl quota at each age division.  Congrats to these kids on their wonderful accomplishment. 
Boys 12: Dylan Mather, Eli Wood, Tyler Bush
Girls 12: Piper Charney, Sarah Fazlagic, Katherine Hudson
Boys 14: Xavier Ecarma, Michael Chou, Logan Beaver
Girls 14: Carrie Beckman, Olivia Gallagher, Nejla Zukic
Boys 16: Matthew Halpin, Caleb Buckman, Brandon Chou
Girls 16: Eva Borders, Natalie Dearen, Madison Hill
Boys 18: Drew Singerman, Alex Wesbrooks, Matthew Graft
Girls 18: Michelle McKamey, Terra Sheldon, Sarah Horn

65th Annual KY Adult Closed Championships
The registration for the 65th annual KY Adult Closed Championships in Louisville is open.  Both open and rated divisions are available with $5,000 in prize money for the open divisions.  This is a 300-point event for all divisions.  Play will be held at Top Gun Academy and Standard Country Club.  To register, you can CLICK HERE. 


Kentucky players help lead 14U Southern Team to Zonal Championship
A team comprised of players from the USTA Southern section, including 3 players from Kentucky and head coach Rex Ecarma have captured the USTA Zonal Championship for the 14 and Under division in Cary, North Carolina.  The players from Kentucky (pictured above) were Lauren Waddles of Georgetown and Xavier Ecarma and Michael Chou of Louisville.  Congrats to these kids and Coach Ecarma on their wonderful accomplishment and all other kids who participated at the Zonals.  The Louisville Courier-Journal highlighted this national success: READ IT HERE   


LEXINGTON DROP SHOTS LEAGUE BEGINS AGAIN
The Lexington Drop Shots Tennis League, designed for young adults between the ages of 21-40, is beginning again in August.  The league runs for 8 weeks and players will play every Tuesday night at Castlewood Park from 6:30-8:30pm.  Players can sign up with another person or as an individual and teams will be created by the league coordinator.  The cost of the league is $40.00 for the 8 week session.  If you would like to sign up for this league, you can CLICK HERE.  You can also earn $5 back for every player that lists you as a referral on their registration form.  If you have further questions about the league, you can email Charles Matthews at person_42276@yahoo.com. 

HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
The deadline for Hall of Fame nominations has been extended to June 1!  The Hall of Fame Committee may induct up to three persons per year.  To be elected a candidate must receive more than one-half of the votes possible by the committee.  If you wish to submit a nomination, please click here for more information.  Please submit your nomination to the USTA Kentucky office by June 1 for the year in which the nominee is to be considered.  Nominations are perpetual and accepted year-round.

USTA KENTUCKY LOOKING FOR INTERNS!
USTA Kentucky is looking for young people passionate about the game of tennis who would like to join our team this spring and summer.  Applicants can choose to work with our adult programs or junior programs and are being asked to work 10-20 hours per week.  Interns will have a hands on impact on programming, championships, and all aspects of tennis in Kentucky.  If interested in becoming an intern, please email Jason Miller at jmiller@ustaky.comwith a resume and letter of interest. 

JUNIOR INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION
ADULT INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION

KENTUCKIANS SUCCEED AT THE SECTIONAL LEVEL IN JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
The following Kentuckians had high finishes at sectional or national tournaments over the past month.  Congrats to these players on their continued success at these high level tournaments:

Icy Hot Southern Level 2 (April 22-25)
Boys 14 Singles: Xavier Ecarma (Consolation Winner)
Boys 14 Doubles: Xavier Ecarma (Quarterfinals)
Boys 16 Singles: Matthew Halpin (Consolation Semifinals)
Girls 14 Singles: Carrie Beckman (Consolation Semifinals)
Girls 18 Doubles: Terra Sheldon (Semifinals)

Icy Hot Southern Level 2 (April 1-4)
Boy's 12 Singles: Davis Rowton (Semifinals)
Boy's 12 Doubles: Davis Rowton (Champion)
Girl's 14 Singles: Olivia Gallagher (Quarterfinals)
Girl's 14 Doubles: Olivia Gallagher (Semifinals)

Georgia State Junior Spring Open, Southern Level 3 (April 1-3)
Girl's 14 Singles: Katie Beavin (Consolation Finalist) 

Southern Level 1-A Championships (March 25-28)
Boy's 14 Singles: Xavier Ecarma (Consolation Semifinals)
Boy's 16 Singles: Matthew Halpin (Quarterfinals)
Boy's 18 Singles: Drew Singerman (Finalist)

USTA Tennessee Marketing and Communications Coordinator Position Opening
Responsible for the marketing and promotion of all USTA leagues, programs, and events for the state of Tennessee. Oversee the planning and implementation of strategies for the growth and participation of all areas of the sport statewide. Serve as a resource for volunteers and staff alike to promote grass roots programming within communities and CTAs. Plan and manage current USTA TN events and tournaments as well as seek out and create new opportunities for promotion and play. Oversee and direct all multimedia and communication outlets for the organization. Work in partnership with both Sectional and National partners to reach the strategic goals of the state. For more information or to apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter by August 1 to Paul Malone, USTA Tennessee Administrative and Fiscal Officer at paulmalone@ustatn.com.

Local League Coordinator Position in Hopkinsville
The Pennyrile Area Tennis Association is looking for a qualified candidate to coordinate the USTA Adult Leagues.  Some of the qualifications include being a team player, working with the Community Tennis Association to market and promote leagues across the Pennyrile Area.  Skills needed include basic knowledge of computers, email, word documents and excellent communication.  To read the detailed job description, please click here.  Send all resumes to kklein@ustaky.com.

Local League Coordinator Position in Paducah
The Paducah Tennis Association is looking for a qualified candidate to coordinate the Adult 18 & Over, Adult 40 & Over and Adult 55 & Over USTA Leagues.  Some of the qualifications include working with the Community Tennis Association to market and promote leagues in Paducah and surrounding areas.  Please click here for a complete job description.  Send all resumes to kklein@ustaky.com .

 
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