2018 Award Descriptions
USTA New England will be honoring 5 Annual Award recipients in 2018. The awards will be presented at the 2018 New England Tennis Weekend in Newton, MA from November 16-17. The 2018 awards are:
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 and partnerships. ADVERTISEMENT The nominated CTA must be registers with the USTA. The CTA should offer quality USTA programming with consistent growth in participation and should establish partnerships with other local organization. The CTA should also demonstrate organization structure and volunteer recruitment.
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.