2021 Southern Tennis Awards
USTA Southern announced today the recipients of its 2021 awards, given for outstanding achievements in tennis both on and off the court. Twenty-one winners have been recognized this year.
Five municipalities had two winners: Atlanta; Cary, N.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Florence, S.C. and Mt. Pleasant, S.C. North Carolina had eight recipients. Due to COVID-19 causing a reduction in tennis in schools and Tennis On Campus club teams, three related awards will not be presented this year.
Candidates were nominated by USTA staff and volunteers in the section’s nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The winners were then selected from among the nominees by volunteer members of the USTA Southern Awards Committee and other committees that have expertise in the award category.
Here is the complete archive of USTA Southern awards.
Recipients are scheduled to receive their awards at the USTA Southern Annual Meeting on Jan. 15, 2022, in Atlanta.
Here are our 2021 USTA Southern award winners:
Gerrie Rothwell Award: Jim Warren; Jackson, Miss.
Wheelchair Excellence Award: Kelly Flouhouse; Charlotte, N.C.