COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
USTA Texas Community Development 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 Organization Service Representative Alexandra Trobough.
Deadline: The deadline for the 2018 Community Development Awards has passed. Please come back for the 2019 awards!
Volunteer of the Year – This award is presented to a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to all populations and aspects of their tennis community.
*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
Advocate of the Year – This award is presented to a person who has inspired others to grow grassroots tennis in their community. Examples include an individual who has promoted diversity & inclusion, advocated on behalf of a tennis facility, developed a new tennis program or initiative, etc.
* Jr. 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.
*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.
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 include CVBs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Parks and Recreation, Youth Sports organizations, and etc…
*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.
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 School Tennis, 10U programs, Hot Shots 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.