2018 USTA TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
October 1, 2018
USTA Texas is pleased to announce the eight recipients of the 2018 Community Development Awards.
The USTA Texas Community Development Awards recognize applicants who portray excellence in the tennis community through individual and organization/program awards. The full description of each award can be found on the Community Development Awards page at www.usta.com/texascdawards.
"This year we received more Community Development Award nominations than ever before and I think that it speaks to the tremendous amount of dedication and volunteerism in our local tennis communities," says USTA Texas Community Services Manager Alexandra Trobough. "We're thrilled to be able to recognize the hard work that so many individuals and organizations put forth because we couldn't grow the game without them."ADVERTISEMENT
The section has representation spanning the entire state, with winners from Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Lubbock, Midland
“We cannot thank USTA enough for this incredibly exciting accomplishment,” says Heidi Winkler, President of the West Texas Tennis Association in Midland who won CTA of the Year. “Our team is ecstatic. This is the first time the West Texas Tennis Association has received this special award, and we are overjoyed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
A USTA Texas representative will be on hand to present the award at an annual event hosted by the local Community Tennis Association this fall.
Four of the eight USTA Texas award winners will be nominated for the USTA National Award. USTA Texas had two National winners from the 2017 CD Awards, with the Dallas Tennis Association winning CTA of the Year and Stacy Bryan of Abilene being named to the No-Cut Coach All-Star Team.
The following people/organizations were selected as the 2018 winners:
2018 Individual Award Winners:
Volunteer of the Year – Christina Allen, Dallas
High School All-Star No-Cut Coach – Leslie Oduwole, Austin High School, Austin ISD (Austin)*
Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year – Daniel Rubio, San Antonio*
2018 Organization/Program Awards:
CTA of the Year – West Texas Tennis Association, Midland*
NJTL Program of the Year – KidsInc. & The Alex O’Brien Tennis Foundation, Amarillo*
Youth Excellence Program – South Plains Tennis Association, Lubbock
Partner Organization of the Year – T Bar M Racquet Club, Dallas
*These award winners will be the USTA Texas nomination for the USTA National Award