The Blue Ribbon initiative puts the spotlight on captains, co-captains and players who exemplify great sportsmanship, leadership, and respect towards their opponents and teammates.
Once you nominate a captain or co-captain, a Blue Ribbon will appear on their NorCal trophy shelf; they may be selected as Captain of the Month or as one of the 17 Captains of the Year. Once you recognize a player, a Blue Ribbon will appear on their NorCal trophy shelf; they may be selected as Player of the Month.
A person who displays good sportsmanship always plays fair and by the rules. They make an effort to treat opponents, coaches, teammates, and referees with respect. Sportsmanship is the golden rule of sports: You should always treat others how you wish to be treated.
Share and Celebrate Good Sportsmanship!
Peter Watkins - Upper Peninsula
“I saw in the decisive match (both teams had one win and needed another win to win the team match), the opponents made very bad line calls in the super tiebreaker against him. He didn't get mad and never said a word to question the calls even when one of the bad calls cost him the match." -Joces Lyons
Lyn Hunter - East Bay
“Lyn's Chabot team was no longer in playoff contention and could have easily double defaulted a match. My team was in playoff contention and it was important to complete this match with rain forecasted for match day. With a very busy holiday season, family commitments and holiday festivities, Lyn was able to gather her players and play a day earlier so we were able to complete this match before the deadline. Her effort was greatly appreciated!" - Caroline Hauck
Craig Uhle- East Bay
“On a set point (first set), Craig''s shot landed wide but since I couldn't see it I didn't call it out. Craig being close the line saw the ball out, corrected my call and gave the point to me, which resulted in him losing the first set. I've never experienced an opponent making the correct call on such an important point.”-Sandeep Bharadwaj