ART CONTEST WINNERS
March 5, 2019
USTA Texas is proud to announce the six winners of the fifth annual National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Art Contest. Contestants from 5-18 years old and were selected from a pool of over 200 entrants.
The competition was open to all residents of Texas who were under the age of 18 and active in their local NJTL chapter. This year, students were asked to “create a work of art depicting your favorite tennis memory.” Each of the six winners received a plaque with the grand prize winner earning the chance to win tickets to the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston.
The six winners of the 2019 USTA Texas NJTL Art Contest were selected in the following categories:
- Elementary School Girl: Stella Hwang of Houston Tennis Association
- Elementary School Boy: Levi Banez of Dallas Tennis and Education Academy
- Middle School Girl: Briana Torres of Tennis Success (Corpus Christi)
- Middle School Boy: Diego Rivera of Dallas Tennis and Education Academy
- High School Girl: Nancy Cervantez of Dallas Tennis and Education Academy
- High School Boy: Zion Riojas of Tennis Success (Corpus Christi)
Our grand prize winner this year is 10-year-old Stella Hwang from Houston Tennis Association. Stella has been chosen to receive four (4) tickets to this year’s U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston. She will be conducting the coin toss for a semi-final match on Saturday, April 15th at River Oaks Country Club in Houston.
The NJTL Art Contest is an opportunity for participants to express their love for tennis and their growth through the NJTL program in an artistic way. This contest helps participants in preparation for the upcoming USTA Foundation Essay Contest where players use experiences through tennis to tell a story. The NJTL program was established in 1969, with the mission to develop the character of young people through participation in tennis. This is the 50th anniversary of the creation of NJTL.
For more information about the upcoming USTA Foundation NJTL Essay Contest visit the USTA Foundation. Participants must be part of our NJTL network. Find a program near you and become a future leader today!