2019 Award Descriptions
*NTJL Chapter of the Year
Awarded to the USTA NJTL chapter that showed an exemplary commitment to the sport through tennis. educational programming and community partnerships. The chapter must a registered NJTL with USTA and must offer tennis and educational programming. The nominated NJTL should also demonstrate partnerships with other local organizations and promote and utilize the 10 and Under Tennis format.
*Organization of the Year
Awarded to the organization that best exemplifies service to the community, service to its members through junior and adult programs and service to the game of tennis.
*Community Tennis Association of the Year
Awarded to the registered USTA Community Tennis Association that made the greatest impact on its community during the past year through programming, events
*USTA Jr. Team Tennis Organizer of the Year
Awarded to the individual who makes an extraordinary effort to organize, facilitate, coach and/or promote USTA New England’s Jr. Team Tennis programming. The nominee should demonstrate collaboration with local organizations and/or sponsors, show consistent growth in JTT participation and promote and use the 10 and Under Tennis format if applicable.
*Edwin Goodman Family of the Year
Awarded to the USTA New England family that as a group has contributed the most to tennis in New England. All members of the family must be USTA members and must be active in volunteering in some or all of the following: Serving as a volunteer in fostering tennis in one or more of the age divisions and at least one or all levels of the USTA in such activities as conducting tournaments, developing and/or sustaining junior and adults programs, holding office(s) at any level of the USTA, volunteer coaching, competing in tennis, and enriching the game of tennis in other related activities over a number of years.
Junior Sportsmanship Awards
Awarded to the USTA New England boy and girl players in the 12 and Under, 14 and Under, 16 and Under and 18 and Under age divisions who exemplified outstanding sportsmanship qualities on and off the court during the past year. The nominee should be a positive role model to those around them both on and off the court.
Wheelchair Tennis Player of the Year
Awarded to the male or female wheelchair tennis player who exemplifies great sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and commitment to the sport of tennis. The nominee should be a positive role model to those around them both on and off the court.