COMMUNITY TENNIS AWARDS
USTA Texas Community Tennis Awards recognize applicants who portray excellence in the tennis community through individual and organization/program awards. Please complete nomination applications using the electronic / online Nominating Form links below. For more information, contact USTA Texas Community Services Manager Delia Sescioreanu Mask at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: The deadline for the 2019 Community Tennis Awards is August 18!
Award Descriptions: Link
CTA Staff Member of the Year: This award is presented to a CTA staff member who has dedicated his or her profession to growing the game of tennis in his or her local community through excellence and innovation.
*High School No-Cut Coach of the Year: This award is presented to a high school tennis coach who implements a ‘No-Cut’ policy for their tennis teams, ensuring that any junior who wants to represent their school has an opportunity to do so. ADVERTISEMENT
*Junior Team Tennis Coordinator: This award is presented to a Junior Team Tennis Coordinator who has made an extraordinary effort to organize, facilitate and promote USTA JTT programming.
Junior Volunteer of the Year: This award is presented to a junior volunteer (18 years old or under) who has demonstrated a passion in giving back to their community or school through tennis by starting a new tennis program or helping one thrive.
Net Generation Provider of the Year: This award is presented to a registered Net Generation community coach and/or certified teaching professional who has created innovative, impactful and inclusive programs using the Net Generation tools and resources.
School Leadership Award: This award is presented to a physical education teacher or school administrator who has made a significant impact in growing tennis in their community at the elementary, middle and/or high school level(s).
Social League Superstar Award: This award is presented to an individual who has been a champion at coordinating, assisting and/or promoting a local social league program. Examples: players, Director of Tennis, teaching professional, etc.
Volunteer of the Year: This award is presented to a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to grow grassroots tennis in their community. Examples: an individual who has promoted diversity & inclusion, advocated on behalf of a tennis facility, developed a new tennis program or initiative, etc.
*CTA of the Year: This award is available to all Texas Community Tennis Associations. The CTA must be in good standing with USTA Texas and demonstrate a dedication to growing tennis within their communities.
*NJTL Chapter of the Year: This award is presented to the USTA Texas NJTL chapter that showed an exemplary commitment to the sport through tennis, educational programming, and community partnerships.
Partner Organization of the Year: This award is presented to an organization that has helped support or promotes the game of tennis. The award is available to partners of our tennis community. Examples: CVBs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Parks and Recreation, Youth Sports organizations, etc.
Youth Excellence Program of the Year: This award is presented to a facility or program that has offered and supported outstanding youth tennis programs to players in their community in an effort to follow the Youth Tennis pathway and 10-and-Under guidelines. This may include in- and out-of-school opportunities such as Net Generation, School Tennis, 10U programs, NJTL, Junior Team Tennis, and/or Play Days.
2018 Individual Award Winners:
Volunteer of the Year – Christina Allen, Dallas
High School All-Star No-Cut Coach – Leslie Oduwole, Austin High School, Austin ISD (Austin)*
Advocate of the Year – Kyle Gordon, San Antonio
Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year – Daniel Rubio, San Antonio*
2018 Organization/Program Awards:
CTA of the Year – West Texas Tennis Association, Midland*
NJTL Program of the Year – KidsInc. & The Alex O’Brien Tennis Foundation, Amarillo*
Youth Excellence Program – South Plains Tennis Association, Lubbock
Partner Organization of the Year – T Bar M Racquet Club, Dallas
* These award winners are the USTA Texas nomination for the USTA National award.