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To view the 2022 awards criteria please click here.  

This year’s USTA St. Louis Awards Celebration Dinner will be held Saturday, November 12, beginning at 5:00 p.m. 

  • Advance registration and payment required, no walk-ins can be accommodated - all are welcome! 
  • For complete details including pricing, dress code and more follow this link: 2022 AWARDS DINNER REGISTRATION
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2022 Award Winners


Junior Player/Provider Awards


Junior Team Tennis Organizer  

Emily Cimarolli 


Outstanding Contributor to Youth Progression           

Creve Coeur Racquet Club 


Outstanding Contributor to Youth High Performance  

Melisa Lemus 


High School Coach of the Year   

David Lipe 


Outstanding Junior Tournament 

Alton Junior 6-Hour 


Emerging Player of the Year  

Johnny Curran / Grace Leitner 


Judy Dippold Player of the Year   

Preston Achter / Amber Yin 


Junior Sportsmanship BG10  

Eshan Rahman / Kharis Bedenbaugh 


Junior Sportsmanship BG12  

Pranav Madamanchi / Dia Kannan 


Junior Sportsmanship BG14  

Shaan Patel / Adelyn Gross 


Junior Sportsmanship BG16  

Jasper Schmidt / Angela Chen 


Junior Sportsmanship BG18

Danny Radke / Rachel Li 




Adult Player/Provider Awards 


Facility of the Year   

Dwight Davis Tennis Center 


Member Organization of the Year  

Forest Lake Tennis Club 


Outstanding Community Tennis Association  

Franklin County Community Tennis Association 


Adult Recreational Player of the Year   

Sanjeev Kamat / Barb Criner 


Adult Player of the Year  

Michael Lesko / Kelly Johnston 


Outstanding Contributor to League Tennis  

Sam Shouldis / Anne Ross 


Mary Vassar Adult Sportsmanship 

Miranda Lopez 


Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 

Shelley Fridley

Amy Fikes 


Tennis Family of the Year  

The Gross/Stauffer Family


Outstanding Event of the Year 

Woodie Classic 


Outstanding Adult/Senior Tournament  

Sam Graf Adult Open 


Outstanding Official  

Michael Reichman 


Outstanding Diversity Achievement  

Mark Zolman & Brian Kirk 


Distinguished Service  

Mary Vassar 


President's Award  

It’s a surprise! (to be announced on November 12)


Click here for the list of 2021 award winners.


Click here for the full list of USTA Missouri Valley Section award winners.


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