March 14, 2019
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 2018 Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Awards & Recognition Committee c/o John Chandler
1001 W. 98th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, MN 55431
Attn: Awards & Recognition Committee
USTA Northern Awards
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
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.
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. The winner of this award is considered for the corresponding national award.
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. The winners of this award are eligible for the corresponding national award.
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.
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.
Bob Larson Media Excellence Award
The Bob Larson Media Excellence Award, named after longtime Tennis Midwest and Daily Tennis Editor Bob Larson from Edina, Minn., recognizes a person/organization that has provided exemplary tennis coverage for the local community.
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. The winner of this award is then nominated for the Nicholas Powel National Award.
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. The winner of this award is considered for the corresponding national award.
Junior Team Tennis Organizer of the Year
The Junior Team Tennis Organizer of the Year is given to an individual for their significant contributions in organizing a Junior Team Tennis team over the previous year.
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. Sectional winners are considered for the corresponding national award.
For more information, please contact John Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org.