18 & Over Adult League Championships
Congratulations to all the teams and players that will be advancing to compete in the 2013 USTA Kentucky 18 & Over Adult League Championships in Lexington, June 21 - 23, 2013. The schedule for each day is available by clicking the following; Friday schedule, Saturday schedule (2 pages), and Sunday schedule.
Tennis Loses a Good Friend
Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker died Friday morning at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Walker was very supportive of the ETown Tennis Commission and the new tennis facility at Freeman Lake. Click here to read more about the Elizabethtown Mayor.
Family Tennis Party
As a result from a USTA Program Grant, FuzzyBall Tennis Association was able to host a Family Tennis Party in Morganfield. The party consisted of an adult and kids cardio tennis class followed by a lesson on a few skill development games that can be played at home as a family. Junior tennis racquets and balls were handed out at the event and fun was had by all.
Ashland Bellefonte Cancer Center USTA Prize Money Tournament
The entry deadline for the Ashland Bellefonte Cancer Center USTA Prize Money Tournament will be July 5th, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. The tournament will be played the weekend of July 19th-21st at the Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland. For more information and for a tournament entry form please click here.
2013 Southern Closed Endorsement List
The Endorsement List for the southern closed can now be found by clicking here. In the 10, 14, 16, and 18 divisions Kentucky endorses 9 spots. In the 12's, Kentucky endorses 7 spots. The top six in each division in the Creason automatically get endorsed. After that the Junior Competition Committee met to endorse the remaining spots. The spots were decided using Creason results, Southern rankings, head to head, and sportsmanship. If you were not listed within our quota, please still register, as sometimes draws do not fill and Southern will fill the vacant spots based on Southern Ranking. Good luck to everyone the rest of the Summer Season!
2013 Weldon Open Tennis Tournament
The Weldon Open Tennis Tournament is one of the oldest privately endowed tennis events in the South. The late Dr. W.A. Weldon built the first tennis courts in Glasgow, Kentucky and held the first of these tournaments there in 1928. This year's tournament will be held on June 28th, 29th and 30th. For information on the Weldon Open Tennis Tournament contact Terry Bunnell at (270) 629-5626 or email@example.com.
Senior Cup Team Championships
Congratulations to Team Kentucky (captained by Susan Habeeb and Greg Combs) for another great showing at the 27th Annual Senior Cup Team Championships in Huntsville, AL. John Herring (USTA Kentucky President) and Rich Benson won the 45's division and Kentucky still had 5 teams playing in the final day. Click here to read more about the Senior Cup Team Championships.
There are some great opportunities to get your 10/12 and Under tennis players some tournament experience. The Lexington Tennis Club will be holding fun, half day mini tournaments every Friday in June and July. For more information contact Joanne Wallen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June USTA Kentucky Captain of the Month
Congratulations to Sonya Harward of Frankort, KY! Sonya was nominated by her teammates to be recognized as USTA Kentucky's Captain of the Month. Sonya's teammates want to recognize her dedication to tennis and her positive attitude. Click here.to read more about Sonya's USTA League tennis experience.
Self-Rating for USTA Adult League
The "General and Experienced Player Guideline" is a document that can assist you when determining what NTRP Level you should select when self-rating to play USTA Adult Leagues. Click here to see the description of each NTRP Level from 2.5 up.
10 And Under Tennis Showcased on Local News
WHAS 11's Michelle Arnold visited some of Louisville's 10 And Under tennis players at Petersburg Park yesterday. The children were able to showcase some of what they have learned from the 10 And Under program and Michelle was able to challenge some of them at the end of the day. To view the full story from WHAS you can visit
PlayDays and Tennis Festival Webinar
There will be a webinar on PlayDays and Festivals for the CTA network this Wednesday, June 5th from 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Eastern Time. The webinar will be titled "Making the Most of Your Festivals and PlayDays". To watch and listen please visit the website below shortly before 3:00 PM EST on June 5th! If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
2013 Jason Isaacs Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the Jason Isaacs Scholarship. Each winner received $1,000 for college tuition. They received this award based on their tennis accomplishments, their commitment to community service and academic excellence.
This year's award winners are:
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 here to get your child learning tennis and having fun.
Losing a Legend
Kentucky Tennis Hall of Famer, Jackie Cooper, lost his battle with cancer last Thursday morning at the age of 68. Cooper was the Director of Tennis at the La Quinta Resort in Coachella Valley. Click here to read more about the life of tennis icon Jackie Cooper.
Receiving Great Honors
Julie Ditty will be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame on June 13th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. Julie graduated from Vanderbilt in 2002. She was a 3 time All-American, All-SEC, Academic All-SEC, Vanderbilt Female Athlete of the Year, Tennessee Amateur Athlete of the Year and lead Vanderbilt to the NCAA finals in 2001.
Local Adult League Coordinator Contest!
USTA National will be rewarding USTA Local League Coordinators for their efforts at increasing participation in USTA League programs. The top prize of two 2014 US Open tickets including airfare and hotel accommodations will go to the one coordinator with the highest increase in total registrations between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014 as compared to registrations between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Two prizes to assist at a National League Championship, including airfare and hotel accommodations, will be awarded to coordinators with the highest percentage increase and the highest increase in the "unique" number of players between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014 compared to June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. Wish your Local League Coordinator luck!
Free 10 & Under Workshop
Attention tennis professionals, coaches or individuals wanting to learn more about coaching: You are invited to attend a free 10 & Under workshop featuring nationally acclaimed trainer Rita Gladstone.Click here for more information such as dates, times and locations.
USTA Officials School
Are you interested in becoming an official? Now you have your chance. There will be a USTA Officials School in Lexington on May 19th, 2013 at the Campbell House. Click here for more information on how you can attend.
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!
Freeman Lake Courts, Elizabethtown
Congratulations to the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission, on the dedication of the 10 court facility that was the vision of Bo and Kathy O'Brien that has come to reality! We hope everyone gets a chance to swing by and have a hit on these delightful courts with beautiful lake scenery. 12/21/12 was named Bo O'Brien Day and Freeman Lake Center Court is dedicated in his name. Click here to see the dedication ceremony!
Attention Tennis Professionals!
Help get adults playing USTA League Tennis and earn $200.00. Any certified tennis pro will be rewarded with a cash reward when adding six new players to a new or existing team in the 18 & Over and 40 & Over divisions of the following leagues; Adult, Mixed Doubles and Combo. These players must be brand new to leagues. The Southern League Growth Initiative is a program designed to promote play in USTA Leagues to new players. To claim your $200.00 use this on-line claim form today!