March 7, 2018
Each year, USTA Northern honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the growth and development of tennis with various sectional awards. The following is a list of awards that USTA Northern recognizes on an annual basis:
USTA Northern Awards
Albert Teeter Adult Sportsmanship Award
Jerry Noyce Junior Sportsmanship Award
Member Organization of the Year
Family of the Year
Wolfenson/Ratner Community Service Award
Rocky Rockwell Grassroots Official Award
Frank Voigt Pro of the Year
Jack Dow Adult Development Award
Ward C. Burton Junior Development Award
Bob Larson Media Person of the Year
To read more about each award, click here for the 2017 Awards Directory.
2018 USTA Northern Awards Timeline
May 2018 - Nomination Forms Available
September 14, 2018 - Deadline for award nominations to be received by the Section office
October 3, 2018 - Awards Committee meets to select winners
October 10, 2018 - Winners Announced
November 16, 2018 - USTA Northern Awards Ceremony, Location TBD
For more information, please contact Lisa Mushett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I nominate someone for a sectional award?
A. Anyone is invited to submit nominations for sectional awards. To do so, fill out a nomination form and submit to USTA Northern no later than September 14. You can submit a paper nomination or click here to nominate someone online.
Q. What qualifies someone to receive a sectional award?
A. Consult the specific eligibility requirements and criteria listed for each award.
Q. Can I nominate someone for multiple awards in the same year?
A. Yes. You may nominate the same individual/organization for as many awards as you see fit. On the nomination form, simply make sure to describe how your nominee meets the criteria listed for each of the awards you nominate them for.
Q. Can I nominate myself for an award?
A. Yes. To be considered for an award, we simply need the biographical information regarding a specific individual, facility, or group. This information can come from a relative, close friend, coach, client, or even the candidates themselves.
Q. Can a person/organization receive the same award multiple times?
A. Yes. There is no limit to the number of times that a person/organization can receive the same award, but an individual or organization cannot win the same award within seven years of receiving the honor.
Q. Who chooses the Section's award recipients?
A. Unless otherwise noted, award winners are selected by the Sectional Awards Committee. The 2017-18 USTA Northern Awards Committee consists of the following people: Chair - Jay Pfaender; Members - Pam Boorsma, Deborah Ely Lawrence, Sue Gregor, Cory Kotlarz, Thomas Krueger, Heather Landrus, Ajay Singh, Mary Thompson, Mike Vidmar, Eric Weisser; Board Liaison - Susan Kringlie; Staff Liaison - Lisa Mushett
Q. How will I know if my nominee is selected to receive an award?
A. Award recipients will be notified in October.
Q. Where/when are sectional awards presented?
A. Awards presentation will be on Friday, Nov. 16 at a location TBD. Each award recipient will also be listed in the various USTA Northern publications, including the Yearbook and Northern Exposure Magazine.
For more information about the USTA Northern Awards program, please contact Lisa Mushett at email@example.com or at (952) 358-3282.