Each year, USTA Northern honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the growth and development of tennis with various sectional awards. Questions can be directed to Sandy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. The USTA Northern 2020 Awards and Hall of Fame Guide contains past award winners, criteria and additional information on the process.
Game, Set, Honor
USTA Northern Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Metropolitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN
Nominations for section awards are now closed.
2020 USTA Northern Award Winners (view Hall of Fame inductees here)
Ward C. Burton Junior Development Award
This award is presented to an individual/organization who has promoted the growth of tennis for juniors and served the junior tennis community in USTA Northern.ADVERTISEMENT
Recipient: Mark Muntifering - Sartell, MN
Frank Voigt Pro of the Year
The Frank Voigt Pro of the Year Award is given to a tennis teaching professional who demonstrates leadership skills on and off the court.
Recipient: Mark Vellek - Sioux Falls, SD
Family of the Year
The Family of the Year Award is presented to a family that has been outstanding in promoting tennis both on and off the court.
Recipient: Kuether Family - St. Paul, MN
Jerry Noyce Junior Sportsmanship Award
The Jerry Noyce Junior Sportsmanship Award is presented to one boy and one girl who not only display the finest qualities of sportsmanship during tournament play, but who demonstrate exemplary conduct away from the court as well.
Recipients: Claire Loftus - Rochester, MN and Kaushik Bukkuri - Woodbury, MN
Albert Teeter Adult Sportsmanship Award
This award is presented to the adult player who displays fairness and generosity while winning and losing with respect and integrity.
Recipient: Jeff Craig - Orono, MN
Jack Dow Adult Development Award
The Jack Dow Adult Development Award honors the individual whose efforts have had the greatest impact on improving adult competitive and recreational play that year. Among individuals to be considered are tennis teaching professionals, tournament directors, USTA League tennis coordinators and captains and others.
Recipient: John Ribnick - Minneapolis, MN
Rocky Rockwell Grassroots Official Award
The Rocky Rockwell Grassroots Official Award was established in 2009 to honor an official who has done outstanding work as an official at the grassroots level. These people are the backbone of USTA officiating.
Recipient: James Robertson - Bloomington, MN
Wolfenson-Ratner Community Service Award
This award honors an individual for his/her outstanding fieldwork in recreational tennis. It is awarded for significant contributions in developing community-based tennis programs through community centers, schools, parks, and CTA's.
Recipient: Jason Olson - Rapid City, SD
Member Organization of the Year
The Member Organization of the Year recognizes outstanding service by clubs, CTA's, schools, NJTL Chapters, Park & Recreation Agencies and other member organizations. It represents a standard for which all member organizations can strive to achieve.
Recipient: Life Time Bloomington South - Bloomington, MN
Bob Larson Media Excellence Award
The Bob Larson Media Excellence Award, named after longtime Tennis Midwest and Daily Tennis editor Bob Larson from Edina, MN, recognizes a person/organization that has provided exemplary tennis coverage for the local community.
Recipient: Patty Egart - Andover, MN
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