USTA Midwest | February 21, 2018
USTA Midwest Section Awards
Each year the Section honors dedicated individuals and organizations for their service and support of the Section’s mission to grow, develop and service the sport of tennis. Any individual may nominate a Midwest Section member or organization for an award; submission forms can be submitted through the online form, by email or mail.
[OPEN] The following awards will be presented during the spring and summer of 2018. Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018:
USTA League Volunteer Award
Recognizes the USTA League volunteer that has provided leadership and has made a significant contribution to the growth and enhancement of USTA League play within their District and the USTA Midwest Section.
Recognizes the outstanding NJTL Chapter that has demonstrated continued excellence in recreational tennis. ADVERTISEMENT Criteria include: quality of on-court and off-court programming, interaction with local parks and recreation departments, and contributions to the local community.
Cap Leighton Award
Recognizes the tennis teaching professional who contributes to tennis in his or her community beyond his livelihood. This person gives freely in promoting involvement in tennis for players of all levels and ages, and assists in developing tennis programs and promoting participation.
Frank Dowling Award
Recognizes an individual who has displayed outstanding attributes as a tennis official in the Section for at least five years.
Fred Burns Award
Recognizes the journalist, sportscaster, newspaper, radio or television station which has contributed the most toward promoting tennis on the local, district or sectional level.
Helen Shockley Award
Recognizes the outstanding 16 or 18-and-under age division female player from the Section for the highest standards of tennis accomplishments, character, conduct, sportsmanship and amateurism.
Wallace R. Holzman, Sr. Award
Recognizes the outstanding 16 or 18-and-under age division male player from the Section for the highest standards of tennis accomplishments, character, conduct, sportsmanship and amateurism.
Wheelchair Performance Award
Recognizes a volunteer, wheelchair player, tennis professional or coach who has made outstanding contributions and has demonstrated excellence in the sport of wheelchair tennis. This individual has shown evidence of dedication to improving, advancing and promoting wheelchair tennis in his or her community.
CTA of the Year Award
Recognizes outstanding service rendered in the community served, and in the growth and development of the sport of tennis.
Member Organization of the Year Award
Recognizes outstanding service by a member organization to its members and the game of tennis.
[CLOSED] Submissions for the following awards will open later this year and winners will be honored in early 2019 during the USTA Midwest Section Annual Meeting:
Mel Bergman Award
The USTA Midwest Section's most prestigious award, the Mel Bergman Award is given in recognition of continuous and distinguished service to the Section in an unselfish, dedicated manner for ten years or more. Mel Bergman, an extremely dedicated volunteer, was a President of the USTA Midwest Section who served on the USTA Executive Committee.
Stanley Malless Award
The Stanley Malless Award is presented to a volunteer recognizing distinguished service in his or her district. The award honors an individual who has contributed to the development of tennis programs from the grass roots up for five years or more.
Family of the Year Award
This award is presented to the family in the Section that has contributed the most toward tennis through the years. Family members are all involved in tennis, serving their local area or district in promoting and perpetuating the development of tennis on all levels.