AWARDS

BOBBY KAPLAN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

PRESENTED AT
USTA Boys’ 16 National Tennis Championships
 
ELIGIBILITY
Contestants who are playing in the tournament.
 
CRITERIA
Tennis skills and sportsmanship conduct.
 
SELECTION PROCESS
The Sportsmanship Committee of the tournament selects the recipient from the nominations made by the players and the committee.
 
TIMETABLE
The award is presented during the latter part of the tournament.
 
CONTACT
Tournament Director
USTA Boys’ 16 Tennis Championships
1200 Academy, Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(616) 337-7343
 
HISTORY
The award was first presented by the Eastern Tennis Association in 1978, shortly after the death of Bobby Kaplan, a prominent teaching professional on Long Island, who devoted his career to junior tennis.
 
YEARBOOK DESCRIPTION
Presented annually at the USTA Boys’ 16 National Championships, the Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award is awarded to that boy who best combines sportsmanship and outstanding tennis ability. The award was first presented by the Eastern Tennis Association in 1978, shortly after the death of Mr. Kaplan, a prominent teaching professional on Long Island who devoted his career to junior tennis.
 
YEAR      RECIPIENTS
1978       Howard Sands
1979       Danny Weiss
1980       Tim Siegel
1981       Rick Leach
1982       Richey Reneberg
1983       Buff Farrow
1984       Jim Childs
1985       Al Parker
1986       Craig Kennedy
1987       Fritz Bissell
1988       Chris Cocotos
1989       Chris Pressley
1990       Jeff Salzenstein
1991       Eric Taino
1992       Paul Goldstein
1993       Rafael Jordan
1994       Nick Crowell
1995       Brandon Hawk
1996       Andrew Park
1997       Michael Duquette
1998       Cory Ross
1999       Rajeev Ram
2000       Jonathan Stokke
2001       Joseph B. Atas
2002       Brandon Wai
2003       Marcus Fugate
2004       Spencer Vegosen
2005       J. Houston Barrick
2006       Isamu Tachibana
2007       Sekou Coker Bangoura
2008       Evan King
2009       Bjorn Frantangelo
2010       Gordon Watson
2011       Thomas Pura
2012       Mitch Stewart
2013       Lane Leschly
 
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