LOCAL TENNIS CLUB
HONORED FOR FACILITY EXCELLENCE
September 4, 2019
The Tuscarora Tennis Club in Frederick, Md., has been named a winner in the 38th Annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. The club is one of 25 tennis facilities honored in 2019.
The Tuscarora Tennis Club prides itself on the fact that they are a family run business and operate with a community oriented focus in the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section. As a large supporter and host of tournaments in the area, the site offers a variety of programs for all ages and abilities.
“Tuscarora Tennis Club continually strives to be ‘The Best in Tennis’ for our longtime, loyal patrons as well as the many tennis players just starting out in the game,” said Patti Hagemann, general manager of Tuscarora Tennis Club. ADVERTISEMENT “We believe that tennis is a lifetime sport and we hope that providing excellent instruction and a top-notch facility will encourage long-term participation. Winning the 2019 USTA Outstanding Facility Award lets us know that we are succeeding in this goal.”
To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially owned and operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis. Tuscarora Tennis Club was nominated in the Public Courts category which is for small tennis centers with 2-10 courts or large tennis centers with 11 or more courts. The club is one of eight facilities to win in the public courts, small tennis center distinction.
Facilities were judged on the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the facilities’ participation in USTA programs.
USTA Mid-Atlantic believes that local tennis courts – whether at the public park, nearby school or within the community – are the gathering places for everyday fun, competition, healthy activity and where people come together no matter their background or ability.
Our Safe Place To Play Grant supports projects that enhance and revitalize these spaces so people have quality courts for play and welcoming places to find themselves in the game. The application for the 2019 Safe Place to Play grant is available and applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply or share the information with a deserving facility.
You can support our Safe Place to Play Grant program as well as other programs from USTA Mid-Atlantic that are making an impact in the local community. Make a tax-deductible donation to USTA Mid-Atlantic today!