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Mid-Atlantic

GIVE RECOGNITION 

AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

 

May 31, 2019
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In the Mid-Atlantic tennis community, there is no shortage of individuals, organizations, and groups doing great things to grow tennis and change lives through the sport. It is likely your life has been touched by those special individuals and organizations going above and beyond. Now is your chance to give them the recognition they deserve with a nomination for a 2019 USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Award.

 

Every year, USTA Mid-Atlantic turns to the tennis community to nominate outstanding members in multiple categories. The deadline for submitting nominations is July 1. An internal award committee will review nominations and select winners who will be presented with their award on July 20 at USTA Family Day at the Washington Kastles.

 

You can find the nomination form here and we encourage you to submit multiple nominations for any and all deserving individuals and organizations that meet the criteria. ADVERTISEMENT And don’t forget to share and encourage others to nominate as well!.

 

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

 

2019 Award Categories

 

Individual Awards:

Emerging Leader Award - Recognizing a youth (age 13-18) tennis player within the Mid-Atlantic community who exudes the ideals and values of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section both on and off the court.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Participates in a USTA program (Junior Team Tennis, Tournaments, NJTL, USTA Mid-Atlantic after school or summer camp program)

  • Consistently exudes positivity & resilience on and off the tennis court

  • Demonstrates leadership skills learned from the sport of tennis

  • Consistently showcases fair play and good sportsmanship and encourages the same from others

  • Actively engaged in USTA program marketing through volunteerism and/or social media

  • Is kind, supportive, inclusive and brings the FUNergy

Volunteer Impact Award - Recognizing an outstanding volunteer within the USTA Mid-Atlantic community for their time, great contributions and continued efforts in growing the game of tennis within our Section.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Volunteered at two or more USTA Mid-Atlantic events or with local partners (Community Tennis Association, National Junior Tennis & Learning Organization) within the Mid-Atlantic Section.

Net Generation Coach of the Year - Recognizing a Net Generation certified coach and/or teaching professional consistently creating innovative, impactful and inclusive programming within the USTA Mid-Atlantic community.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered Net Generation coach/teaching professional in good standing and have incorporated Net Generation tools and curriculum into their programming

  • Facilitate one or more USTA programs at their facility

  • Create innovative, impactful and inclusive programming

Junior Team Tennis Captain of the Year - Recognizing a Junior Team Tennis Captain consistently fostering team tennis opportunities for youth within the USTA Mid-Atlantic Community.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Be associated with a registered Net Generation provider, with at least one program in the Program Management Center in 2019

  • Create impactful and inclusive programming

  • Consistently showcase fair play and good sportsmanship and encourages the same from players and their parents

Outstanding League Captain - League captains are the largest group of volunteers within the USTA and USTA Mid-Atlantic Section. This award is given to an outstanding USTA Mid-Atlantic League Captain for work in developing, supporting and promoting the USTA League Program. Please note this award will be given out in Fall 2019.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Well organized, excellent communicator, has fun on and off the court, encouraging, fair, great sportsmanship, recruits new players, promotes team spirit.

  • Captained at least one (1) full season of USTA League tennis at any level

Outstanding Local League Ambassador (Coordinator) - Recognizing a Local League Ambassador/Coordinator who goes above and beyond to bring positive league play to a local area. Please note this award will be given out in Fall 2019.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Timely with schedule, helps players find teams, excellent communicator, responsive to Captains, fair with schedules and disputes, knows local and section rules, offers many league types, has local league website/social media.

  • Coordinated at least one (1) full year for USTA Mid-Atlantic Section

 

Organizational Awards:

Diversity & Inclusion Champion - Awarded to an individual or organization that cultivates affordable, accessible programming for all within their local community.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

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

  • Used targeted outreach to engage diverse groups of individuals, communities, and people who might not have access to tennis otherwise

  • Broadened reach and impact through partnerships and collaboration with other individuals and organizations

Innovative Sports Programming Achievement Award - Recognizing an organization within the USTA Mid-Atlantic community that is consistently creating innovative, impactful and inclusive programming for their community and growing the game for the betterment of all.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered Net Generation provider

  • Facilitate one or more USTA programs at their facility

  • Broaden participant reach and impact through low registration fees and/or ease of registration process

  • Create innovative, impactful and inclusive programming

Outstanding School Partner - Recognizing a school that has shown commitment within our in-school, and after school and/or summer camp tennis programming in partnering with us to expose their students to the game of tennis.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Hosted at least two sessions of  in-school, after school, or summer camp tennis programs

  • Actively involved with promoting in-school  programming to students and parents

  • Have an average of 14 or more students per session

  • PE Teachers embrace the Net Generation curriculum and are Net Generation approved providers

Outstanding Tennis Facility - Recognizing a tennis facility within the USTA Mid-Atlantic community that is consistently creating innovative, impactful and inclusive programming for their community and growing the game for the betterment of all.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Facilitate two or more USTA programs

  • Create innovative, impactful and inclusive programming

  • Full-Time teaching staff are Net Generation approved providers

Outstanding League Tennis Facility - Recognizing a tennis facility that supports and promotes the growth and development of USTA Leagues in the Mid-Atlantic region. Please note this award will be given out in Fall 2019.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Hosts USTA League matches, promotes the USTA League program, great lighting, cleanliness, well-maintained, professional and friendly staff, court availability, offers socials, affordable, has restrooms, water/ice available, adequate parking, spectator area, amenities, pro shop.

  • Hosted at least one (1) full season of USTA League matches at any level.

 

In order to be eligible for an award:

 

Individual nominees must be a USTA member living in the Mid-Atlantic Section or working with a USTA organization member. This may include players, coaches, teaching pros, PE teachers, volunteers, captains, coordinators, community leaders, program/facility staff. Individual nominees working with youth should be registered on Net Generation and SafePlay Certified.

 

Organization nominees must be a USTA organization member within the Mid-Atlantic Section. This may include CTAs, NJTLs, clubs, schools, park and rec agencies, community and service organizations, non-traditional tennis providers. Organizational nominees should be associated with a registered Net Generation provider.

 

Find out how to register with Net Generation  here.

 

Happy Nominating! We look forward to reviewing all your nominations. You can also find information on past winners here.

 

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