Volunteer Exceptional Service Award (VESA)
The USTA Annual Meeting & Conference
This award, proposed by the USTA Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors in 2014, recognizes national committee members who have made exceptional contributions above and beyond expected committee work.
Any current USTA National Committee member who has served for:
• Up to ten years of service
• Ten or more years of service.
Nominees not previously chosen may be resubmitted.
Candidates must be current USTA national committee members who have demonstrated exceptional work in one or more of the following
• Leadership roles for specific projects
• Long-time service in a specific position
• Outstanding achievements in growing the game.
Candidates shall be nominated by Committee Chairs. ADVERTISEMENT Each nominator may make only one nomination for each VESA category.
Follows the Spring Awards Timetable. See Awards homepage for standard timelines.
Christine Castro, Staff Member, USTA Awards Committee
2016 Charlotte Johnson1, Jeff Baill2
2017 Allen Kiel1, Richard Chang2
2018 Steve Gerdes1, Roshan Rajkumar2
2019 Bob Ingersole1, Carlos Cruz-Aedo2
1 10+ years of service
2 Up to 10 years of service