2017 USTA Foundation Essay
Contest Section Winners
USTA Northern | August 2, 2017
USTA Northern is committed to improving lives through the great sport of tennis. In addition to getting kids active and engaged in a positive activity, we believe in the power of teaching life skills and educational concepts through the sport of tennis.
As part of this, the USTA Foundation administers an essay contest every year that asks kids to reflect on a question. This year, the question was: “In addition to tennis, education and life skills are extremely important to the development of our youth. Which one of the three components above is most important to you, and how will it help you throughout your life?”
Essay contest submissions from Minnesota, North & South Dakota and Northwestern Wisconsin were reviewed first at the USTA Northern office. Congratulations to the 2017 USTA Northern section winners, who now are eligible for the National contest. ADVERTISEMENT National essay winners will receive a FREE trip to New York City for Arthur Ashe Kids Day powered by Net Generation, a tour of the city and other fun activities.
For winning essay submissions, click here.
2017 USTA Foundation Essay Section Winners
Boys 10s: Alvin (Jongho) Lee, InnerCity Tennis
Girls 10s: Julia Lynch, InnerCity Tennis
Boys 12s: Anthony Scheglowski, InnerCity Tennis
Girls 12s: Lily Thom, Huether Family Match Pointe
Boys 14s: Luke Fridinger, Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center
Girls 14s: Maura Walsh, St. Paul Urban Tennis
Boys 16s: Ji Hong Ni, Columbia Heights Tennis
Girls 16s: Meadow Kinder, Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center
Boys 18s: Anuraag Bukkuri, InnerCity Tennis
Girls 18s: Samantha Thao, InnerCity Tennis