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Celebrating 2020 Community Champions

December 03, 2020

On Dec. 2, the USTA's Celebrating Community Champions virtual event honored 2020 award-winners in a variety of service-based categories (watch the full event video below). In the absence of a 2020 USTA Annual Meeting, each honoree received a surprise virtual call from a tennis legend as a thank-you for their contributions to growing the game of tennis.

 

Great tennis champions like Billie Jean King, the McEnroe brothers and the Bryan brothers were all a part of the event, which also saw former USTA Chairman and President Katrina Adams honored with the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Samuel Hardy Award, presented to a USTA volunteer in recognition of long and outstanding service at the at the national level to the sport of tennis.

 

For more on each recipient, including video of the "champion to champion" chats, follow the links below.

 

Brad Parks Award: Dr. Michael Cottingham (Houston)

 

Community Tennis Associaton of the Year: Palmer Park Tennis Academy (Detroit)

 

Eve Kraft Comminity Service Award: Tim Blenkiron (Las Vegas)

 

Janet Louer Junior Team Tennis Organizer of the Year: Sadie Reiners (Hastings, Minnesota)

 

Member Organization of the Year: City of Palm Beach Gardens Tennis and Pickleball Center (Florida)

 

NJTL Founders' Service Award: Danice Brown (Beaverton, Oregon)

 

Ralph W. Westcott Family of the Year: David & Lisa Minihan family (Edmond, Oklahoma)

 

Seniors' Service Award: Jeff Gray (Mobile, Alabama)

 

Volunteer Exceptional Service Award (more than 10 years of service)Joyce Dreslin (Arlington, Texas)

 

Volunteer Exceptional Service Award (up to 10 years of service): Christine Costamagna (San Rafael, California)

 

 

WATCH: Celebrating Community Champions 2020

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