Junior Team Tennis:

Janet Louer National Organizer of the Year Award

January 1, 2017
<h1>Junior Team Tennis:</h1>
<h2>Janet Louer National Organizer of the Year Award</h2>

PRESENTED AT

The USTA Semi-Annual Meeting

 

ELIGIBILITY

A person who does not work for a section or district office and who meets the following criteria:

 

CRITERIA

• Successfully implemented other USTA Tennis programs

• Generated interest in USTA Junior Team Tennis programs through local promotions

• Creatively and effectively utilized section and/or national funding

• Sponsorship development – ability to find and utilize resources other than the USTA

• Community Tennis Association participation and/or development

• Number of participants in USTA Junior Team Tennis

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Each section recognizes one individual as the Organizer of the Year and the 17 section award recipients become part of a pool for the Janet Louer National Organizer of the Year Award.

 

TIMETABLE

Follows the Fall Awards Timetable. See Awards homepage for standard timelines.

 

CONTACT

Matt Barnhart

National Manager, USTA Junior Team Tennis

(914) 697-2239

 

HISTORY

The award is named after Janet Louer, an individual who was instrumental in the development of junior tennis during her lifetime. As the administrator for USTA Junior Team Tennis in Georgia, she built the state championships into the largest youth team tennis state championships in the nation. Her expertise also was utilized in the development of the section and national championships for the program.

 

YEARBOOK DESCRIPTION

Louer was also known for her work in the realm of competitive junior tennis. The Janet Louer National Organizer of the Year Award is presented to an individual who delivers USTA Junior Team Tennis to their community and embodies the true meaning of having a positive impact on children.

 

YEAR    RECIPIENT

 

2006      Carla O’Connor

2007      Rita Gladstone

2008      Laura Mitchell

2009      Lisa Bowen

2010      Julie Watson Dick

2011      Justin DePietropaolo

2012      None

2013      Heidi Stryker

2014      Leslie Jackson

2015      Jennifer Toomy

2016      Oliver Summers

 

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