2015 Southern ZonalsLouisville Young Adult Recreation Tennis League Registration Now OPEN!
Zonals registration for 12s, 14s, and 16s is now open. Click here for registration deadlines, tournament IDs and other important information.
Registration is now open for the Louisville Young Adult Recreation Tennis League. Get a team together with friends, co-workers, neighbors, or anybody looking for a fun, recreational tennis league this Spring. Play begins on Tuesday, May 12th from 6-8pm and will run for 8 weeks. If you can't find a team, no worries, just sign up as an individual and we'll place you on the best team for you. This league is all about FUN! Plus, as a part of the league you will be eligible for great appetizer and drink specials at Saints following each match. For more information about the league, click here. Or if you are ready to register right now, you can REGISTER HERE.
Adult League Captain of the Month for April
USTA Kentucky recognizes Signe Clayton as April's Adult League Captain of the Month. Signe began playing tennis after watching her daughter play and take lessons, she has been playing now for ten years. Read more about Signe's tennis interests by clicking here.
18 & Over and 40 & Over Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships
Congratulations to all of our Combo teams! The 18's and 40's played in Mobile, AL the weekend of March 20th against teams from across the Southern Section. Kentucky came away with two teams carrying the champions awards, The 5.5 Tewell-Kline women's team and 9.5 Herring men's team, both from Lexington! An inspirational story was shared with our 5.0 women's team captain, Teresa Geyling, to read please click here.
55 & Over Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships
The Southern Sectional Championships were held in Auburn, Alabama the weekend of March 13th. Despite the weather, teams enjoyed great competition playing indoors against teams from across the Southern Section. USTA Kentucky was represented by teams at the 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5 level. Congratulations to the Tina Hellyer 8.5 women's team from Ashland, Kentucky! The Hellyer team won in their flight, tied 3-1 beating Nashville, TN head to head to go against and beat Memphis, TN in the finals.
Jason Isaacs Memorial Scholarship Awards
The Jason Isaacs Memorial Scholarship awards Kentucky high school seniors $1000 scholarships each year. The deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2015. Please click here to review the qualification and selection criteria along with the 2015 application.
Raise a Racquet and Kroger Community Rewards
Our thanks to the Kroger Company for making it possible and very easy to register your Kroger Rewards Card and choose Raise a Racquet as your Community Rewards Charity. Raise a Racquet received $69 with only 6 members having registered their card! Also a great way to start taking advantage of their online coupons you can load to your card for whenever you shop! This takes just a few minutes, costs you nothing and allows you to support RaR every time you shop at Kroger. Click here to learn how you can start donating to the Raise a Racquet!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view one of the news stories that featured USTA Kentucky and the Tennis Apprentice program.