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USTA Awards:

Woodie Walker C.A.R.E. Award

<h1>USTA Awards:</h1>
<h2>Woodie Walker C.A.R.E. Award</h2>
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PRESENTED AT 
US Open (annually)

 

ELIGIBILITY
USTA-certifed Official

 

CRITERIA

This award honors a tennis official who exemplifies all or many of the following:

  • Has made a difference in the sport of tennis without thought of reward or advancement for themselves, with the goal of contributing to the game and/or helping others to succeed
  • Has given back in any of a variety of ways and in doing so sets an example for others
  • Cares about the quality of officiating and the integrity of the game
  • Has earned the respect of other officials beyond on-court ability

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Annually, provided that the Committee identifies a viable candidate. Nominations are received through the Sectional Chairs of Officials in each Section. The Woodie Walker C.A.R.E Award committee, which is comprised of a Chairperson, a USTA Staff Member, the National Chairman of Officials, and three USTA members at large, will review the nominations and select a recipient. 

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TIMETABLE
June 30: Nominations due.

The recipient will be notified by July 15

 

CONTACT
USTA Officiating Department
10000 USTA Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

 

YEARBOOK DESCRIPTION

Inaugurated in 2017 to honor longtime US Open Chief Umpire Woodie Walker, this award recognizes an umpire who encompasses commitment, accountability, responsibility and excellence (C.A.R.E).

 

YEAR    RECIPIENT
2017
     Bruce Littrell
2018     Donna Bailey

2019     Joe Buys

2020    Not awarded due to COVID-19

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