FAMILY OF THE YEAR
Since 1975, the Family of the Year Award is given annually to honor a family for their contributions to Texas tennis. The family that receives this award will automatically become a candidate for the Ralph W. Westcott USTA Family of the Year Award.
USTA Texas continues the tradition of the United States Tennis Association by selecting a family each year. The family represents the development and promotion of tennis on and off the tennis courts on a local and/or section wide basis.
The family nominated must be a resident of USTA Texas at the time of nomination and actively volunteering to promote tennis in Texas. Nominators cannot be members of the candidate’s immediate family.
· All members of the family must be USTA members
· All members of the family must be serving as a volunteer in fostering tennis in some capacity
· All members of the family must be actively involved in at least one or all levels of the USTA in such activities as working as a tournament staff member, developing and/or sustaining junior and adult programs, holding office(s) at any level of the USTA, volunteering as a coach
· All or some members may be competing in tennis
· Enriching the game of tennis in other related activities
Award is presented to the recipient at the Awards Banquet during the USTA Texas Annual Meeting.
The deadline for 2018 has passed. Please come back for the 2019 application.
2017 The Ted Erck Family, Houston
2016 The Paul Cass Family, Corpus Christi
2015 The Stephen McMillen Family, Austin
2014 The Gerry Maingot Family, Corpus Christi
2013 The Tom Buell Family, Fort Worth
2012 None Awarded
2011 The Mike LaGrange Family, Mission
2010 The Jim and Deb Cahills, Austin
2009 The Tommie and Sarah Pernells, Austin
2008 The Mike and Sheryl Osborns, Arlington
2007 The Phil Lancasters, Dallas
2006 The Jim Blacketers, Lubbock
2004 The Randy Moores, Sulpher Springs
2003 The Bob
2002 The Thomas Eckels, Dallas
2001 The Jose
2000 The Steve Smiths, Lawn
1999 The Al
1998 The Tommy Connells, Katy
1997 The Ken Sumrows, Plano
1996 The Ron Morrills, Dallas
1995 The Rene Garcias, San Antonio
1994 The Jim Chaffins, Dallas
1993 The Joe Ed Burnams, Abilene
1992 The Dean Websters, Corpus Christi
1991 The E. L.
1990 The J Taylors, Houston
1989 The Ron Wesbrooks, Beaumont
1988 The George Michulkas, Dallas
1987 The Sam Alfanos, San Antonio
1986 The Byron Kings, San Antonio
1985 The Chuck Leones, San Antonio
1984 The James Stewarts, San Antonio
1983 The Alden Smiths, Austin
1982 The Robert
1981 The Gideon Webers, League City
1980 The James
1979 The Paschal Walthalls, San Antonio
1978 The L. D.
1977 The Bernard Bartzens, Fort Worth
1976 The Jack Turpins, Dallas
1975 The Wallace Croziers, Corpus Christ