2021 Section Awards Announced

June 30, 2021

The Mid-Atlantic tennis community has a wide-reaching impact on and off the tennis court. From league captains who volunteer their time to providers and coaches who commit to the advancement of their players. There is no shortage of individuals, providers, organizations, and coaches going above and beyond for tennis and the community in the Section.


USTA Mid-Atlantic creates community, character, and well-being. Each year, USTA Mid-Atlantic honors our members, players, providers, and organizers that support and grow tennis in the Section and are excelling at many levels to go above and beyond for tennis and well-being of others.


This year, USTA Mid-Atlantic will turn to the tennis community to nominate outstanding individuals and community providers for the “USTA Mid-Atlantic Creates” awards. 


The awards program aligns with the new USTA Mid-Atlantic Creates Campaign that highlights the impact and importance of tennis and celebrates how our USTA Mid-Atlantic charitable programs and outreach is rising to serve ALL people the physical, emotional and social benefits of tennis. 


Nominations are now OPEN and can be made through this form. You are encouraged to nominate any and all deserving individuals and providers that fulfill the criteria listed for the award categories. Plus, don’t forget to share and tell your tennis friends and organizations to make nominations also!

The deadline for submitting nominations is July 19. An internal award committee will review nominations and select winners. The award presentation will take place live during the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.  


For questions and more information, please contact Megan Driscoll at driscoll@mas.usta.com.


2021 USTA Mid-Atlantic Creates Award Categories



Provider Champion: Recognizing a Mid-Atlantic tennis provider that has stepped up in the community to serve fun, inclusive, and welcoming programs in the Mid-Atlantic that increase access and awareness to the sport. 

  • A Mid-Atlantic tennis provider/certified coach that consistently creates innovative, impactful and inclusive programming within the USTA Mid-Atlantic community. 

  • Went above and beyond to make our sport welcoming (ie: fun, flexible, priced appropriately, accessible, geared toward varying ability levels)

  • Registered tennis programs through Serve Tennis. 

  • If they work with Junior tennis players they are Safe Play approved and in good standing. 

Community Champion: Recognizing a Mid-Atlantic player who has gone above and beyond to serve the community and grow tennis and increase access to the sport in the Section.

  • Open to all ages

  • Participant in USTA Mid-Atlantic tennis events/programming



Youth Leader: Recognizing a Mid-Atlantic youth tennis player who exudes the ideals and values of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section both on and off the court. This award is given to someone who has demonstrated leadership skills for his/her team, character development with sportsmanship recognition while encouraging and teaching respect for others and ethics.  

  • Age 17 and under

  • Participant in MAS JTT, Tournaments, and/or school tennis team and/or a youth associated with a Mid-Atlantic organization (CTA/NJTL), or Mid-Atlantic youth tennis programs (high school or middle school program). 


Adult Leader: Recognizing a Mid-Atlantic adult tennis player who exudes the ideals and values of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section both on and off the court. This award is given to someone who has demonstrated leadership skills for his/her team, community program, and or tennis facility, and or tennis facility and consistently showcases supreme sportsmanship. 

  • Age 18 and older

  • Participant in USTA Leagues, Tournaments, Adult Social programming, TOC, College Play and/or High School tennis



Tennis in the Classroom: Recognizing teachers that go above and beyond to keep their students active with tennis whether it is through virtual or in person learning.

  • Mid-Atlantic Physical Education Teachers

  • Nominations open for grades K-12


Coach of the Year: This award is given to a coach/provider in the Section that ensures their programming can be played by all ages and ability levels and that all who play have the opportunity to benefit from the long-lasting physical and social-emotional aspects of the sport.

  • Be a registered teaching professional and/or certified coach, Safe Play approved and in good standing

  • Create innovative, impactful and inclusive programming


Nominate today!


Learn more about the USTA Mid-Atlantic Creates Campaign here and learn how you can get involved in supporting the growth of tennis across the Section today


To find more information on past USTA Mid-Atlantic Section award winners, click here.

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