NJTL Founders' Service Award
The USTA Annual Meeting & Conference
Any individual who meets the criteria and has not previously won is eligible for the award. The current NJTL Committee chairperson and vice chairperson are not eligible.
Persons must have promoted the principles of Arthur Ashe - including character and citizenship, demonstrated leadership skills in youth development and made outstanding contributions to the development and/or sustainability of NJTL both locally and nationally.
The nominee shall be nominated by a current USTA member, USTA volunteer, USTA Section or National Staff. The nominee / nominator must submit a narrative to the Selection Committee outlining how the candidate exemplifies the spirit of the award, including how many years the nominee has performed the service to NJTL, the quality of the service and the impact on others. Whenever possible, documentation to help the committee demonstrate the candidate's contribution will be considered, including articles, brochures, letters of support, resume or other informative documentation.
Follows the Fall Awards Timetable. See Awards homepage for standard timelines.
This award was informed by NJTL’s 40th anniversary where the USTA Diversity department awarded the three founders with the inaugural USTA Breaking the Barriers Award.
The NJTL Founders' Service Award was established to honor an individual who has promoted the principles of Arthur Ashe and who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and / or sustainability of NJTL both locally and nationally.
2010 Barbara Wynne
2011 David N. Dinkins
2012 Not presented
2013 Skip Hartman
2014 Christine S. Beck
2015 Malivai Washington
2016 Cora Masters Barry
2017 Barbara Wynne
2018 Bert Cole
2019 Lendward "Lenny" Simpson
2020 Danice Brown