Bobby Kaplan

Sportsmanship Award

January 1, 2017

PRESENTED AT

USTA Boys’ 16 National 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      RECIPIENT

 

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

2014       Alex Phillips

2015       J.J. Wolf

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