Regional Sportsmanship Award Presented by USTA Kentucky
USTA Kentucky is pleased to partner with the KHSAA to offer regional sportsmanship awards. One boy and one girl from each region will be recognized as sportsmanship award winners. Regional Sportsmanship Award winners will receive a plaque and will also be listed in the KHSAA State Tournament program, on the USTA Kentucky and KHSAA websites, in the USTA Kentucky June e-newsletter and the 2015 USTA Kentucky Membership Calendar. Click here to read about the selection process and the selection criteria.
CREASON Registration Deadline Friday, May 16, 11:59a.m.
Important Changes at the Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier
The entry deadline for both singles and doubles applicants for the Joe Creason State Qualifier will be strictly enforced and no exceptions will be made. The deadline will be eight days prior to the start of the tournament. The tournament director will NOT partner players for doubles. All players are responsible for finding his or her own partner. If not already done so during initial registration, all players must designate their doubles partner to the tournament director five days prior to the start of the tournament. This can be done via email to the State Competitive Player Coordinator at Creason@ustaky.com or by calling 502-491-1290.
April - 2014 Captain of the Month
Congratulations to Marilyn Gilliam of Paducah leagues for being nominated and randomly selected to be recognized as the April 2014 Captain of the Month! Marilyn began playing tennis because her husband plays and it gave them something to do together. She also enjoys the benefit of all the new friends she has made through participating in USTA Kentucky League tennis. Please click here to read more about why Marilyn plays league tennis.
KY TDM Webinar
TDM is now ALL online and some things have changed. KY was very fortunate to have a training conducted just for Kentucky. Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Tournament Director Management Software. We would like to invite all tournament directors to review the webinar before hosting their 2014 events. Click this link to review the KY TDM Webinar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.