Sportsmanship - Serve It Up
Ever meet an opponent that was so kind, fair, and a pleasure to play that you smile every time you think back on your experience? These are the types of players that really elevate the entire vibe on the tennis court that day, exuding positivity and good energy that rubs off and makes everyone feel good. You even find yourself striving to be like them and model what they do too. What do these special players have?
Demonstrating good sportsmanship can bring people together, even at the height of competition. Good sportsmanship is showing respect to others and is a way to help everyone get enjoyment out of tennis.
USTA Mid-Atlantic believes that tennis creates character and one-way character develops on the court is through demonstrating and emphasizing good sportsmanship every time you play or even when you are in the stands cheering on your team or favorite tennis player. Examples of good sportsmanship on the tennis court range from simply saying hello to your opponent to congratulating your opponent's good shot. And while we all demonstrate good sportsmanship, there are players who go the extra mile.
This year, during our regional and sectional championships, USTA Mid-Atlantic is celebrating players who demonstrate extraordinary sportsmanship. All players, event staff, and officials are provided the chance to nominate a fellow player for acts of good sportsmanship. Those nominated then receive a special gift and recognition. Let’s celebrate those players who have already been recognized, and make sure to check back to see this list grow over the next few months!
Adult 65 & Over/Mixed 55 & Over Sectional Championship
Mixed 18 & Over Sectional Championship (6.0/8.0/10.0)
Roland De Gastyne
Mixed 18 & Over Sectional Championship (7.0/9.0)
Alejandro Parada, Loudoun
Ellen Meyer, Richmond
Adult 55 & Over and Mixed 40 & Over Sectional Championship
Adult 40 & Over .5 Sectional Championship
Adult 40 & Over .0 Sectional Championship
Adult 18 & Over Sectional Championship
Adult 18 & Over .0 Virginia/West Virginia Regional Championship
Adult 18 & Over .5 Virginia/West Virginia Regional Championship
The Entire Team of Lynchburg
Jamie Lynn Bryan
Adult 18 & Over .5 D.C./Maryland Regional Championship
Adult 18 & Over .0 D.C./Maryland Regional Championship