February 15, 2017

Each year the USTA Southwest annually honors the volunteers, organizations, programs and members who have done an outstanding job on the court and off to help promote our great sport.

Help us nominate worthy award winners by submitting your nominations for the awards given out each year by USTA Southwest (see list below) at the USTA Southwest Annual Conference.  

Awards are given out each year to deserving organizations, volunteers and players during the USTA Southwest's Annual Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet, as part of the Annual Meeting weekend. 

A date and location for the 2018 USTA Southwest Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame Awards Banquet will be announced soon. 

Process for USTA Southwest Annual Awards:
USTA members and organizations are encouraged to nominate potential candidates for respective awards by each calendar year keeping in mind the deadline date of November 1 (submissions sent to District after that date will be reviewed for the following year's awards). 

After this date, award nominations will then be compiled and chosen by the respective District to be considered for the Section Award. Each chartered USTA Southwest District will then submit ONE nomination  for each of the Southwest Section Awards (listed below to the Section office) to be considered by the USTA Section Awards Committee for the Annual Award. 


Criteria: Each Section award below has the criteria listed. When nominating a person or organization from your respective area, please keep in mind the requirements and eligibility of your candidate. Invalid or incomplete nominations will not be accepted. 


Timetable: Awards are due each year to District Award Contacts from each area (see list below) by NOVEMBER 1.

Filling out information: Each award below is hyperlinked with the criteria and the application form. Please review the form, and to submit --type in the fields of documents, save file, and send to your area's District Award Chairs via e-mail or regular mail for them to compile. Please fill out each awards form with completeand detailed information, as that allows the committee to make informed choices on award winners. 





Adult Player of the Year                         

Community Tennis Volunteer of the Year

Family of the Year                                      


Event of the Year

Member Organization of the Year                         

NJTL Chapter of the Year


High School Coach of the Year                 

Outstanding Tournament Enrichment  

USTA League Captain of the Year


Junior Player of the Year - Female         

Junior Player of the Year - Male

Junior Sportsmanship                                      


Dianne Miller Courage in Tennis Award 

Jim Reffkin Spirit of Innovation Award

Outstanding Tennis on Campus Leader
 (nominations for this award must be sent through national)

USTA Southwest members are encouraged to vote for nominees from their respective District, and send that information on to their respective District contact (listed below) by the NOVEMBER 1  deadline. 

Contact your local District Awards Committee Contact if you have any questions on the nomination process and they will help guide you through it.  


USTA Southwest Local Awards Contacts


USTA Central Arizona (AWARDS CHAIR)

Matt Gleason


USTA Southern Arizona 

Amanda Kraus


USTA Northern Arizona 

Jan Blackman 


USTA Northern New Mexico 

Becky Lee


USTA Southeastern New Mexico 

Julie Lynn 


USTA Southern New Mexico 

Martha Trost


USTA Greater El Paso Tennis Association 

Debbie Pippins 


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