December- Issue 172

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HELP KIDS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Please remember Raise a Racquet for your year end giving! Every dollar donated will go to the community YOU select. All donations must be made through the link below in order for your community to receive the funds! Donation link closed December 31.

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USTA KENTUCKY AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the 2022 USTA Kentucky Award winners! The celebration will be held on Saturday, January, 28, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency, downtown Louisville. 

REGISTRATION

Register by January 10 to attend the USTA Kentucky Tennis Awards Luncheon!

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KENTUCKY TENNIS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AND REGISTRATION

Congratulations to Tom McGraw and Katy Tinius for their upcoming induction on Friday, January, 27, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency, downtown Louisville.  Please register by January 10 if you plan to celebrate Tom and Katy. Register

CONGRATULATIONS TO KENTUCKY SOUTHERN AWARD WINNERS

Community Tennis Association of the Year: Paducah Tennis Association; Paducah, Ky.

Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award: Ezekiel Salama; Shelbyville, Ky.

No-Cut Coach Starfish Award: Jordan Johnson; Pikeville, Ky.

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SAVE THE DATE

USTA Kentucky Community Deveopment Workshop, Board and Committee meetings will be held Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28. Working to make 2023 the best for Kentucky tennis!

ANKLE INJURIES

Ask the Doc --- Ankle Injuries!

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Thanks to Lexington Clinic Orthopedics Sports Medicine/Tennis Center of Excellence for providing this valuable health information! Read more

LAST JUNIOR TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION OF 2022!

SPRINGHURST NEW YEARS CLASSIC (Level 5)

Louisville

Deadline: December 26th

REGISTER HERE.

PROVIDE TENNIS AND EARN $

Consider running a one day Level 7 Jr. tournament in your community! We have everything you'll need plus payment for the fun you'll have. Contact Bryan Hash for details.

PARENTS GUIDE FOR TENNIS

Check out this USTA website for valuable jr. tennis information! There are a variety of videos, webinars, and resources to help get your child or children navigate the jr. tournament world.

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LEAGUE CAPTAINS ROCK

Congrats to league captain Tim Perkins from Columbia. He was the lucky winner of the $50 Tennis Warehouse gift card drawing! #leaguecaptainsrock Thanks to all of our great captains!!

LEAGUE CAPTAINS ROCK

Congrats to league captain Camden Hanley from Lexington. He was the lucky winner of the $200 quarterly gift box drawing! #leaguecaptainsrock Thanks to all of our great captains!!

LEGENDS OF KENTUCKY TENNIS

Dennis Emery hosts a conversation with Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame member Kevin Collins. Listen Now or on Spotify.

2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS SLATE

2023 USTA Kentucky proposed Board of Directors slate. Read More

RAISE A RACQUET

THANK YOU

Thank you for your generous support in 2022. Raise a Racquet increased it's support across Kentucky providing more tennis opportunities to more players! Donate

RAISE A RACQUET RALLY CLUB
Thank you to Rally Club Champions -
donors over $1,000
Kevin Collins, Mike Eden, John English, Judith Petty, Linda Seagle, Rick Shafferman

Thank you to Rally Club Baseliners -
donors over $100
John Congleton, Cynthia Miller, Jack Ditty MD, Ellen Miller, Eugene Castle, Jason Ford, Jane Gamble, Susan Habeeb, Sonya Harward, James Hollander, John Huston, John McNamara, Kim Poynter, Susan Sloane, Don Varga, Paul Varga.
rarfoundation.com to join the club!

FINALCIAL PLANNING INFO

If you are over age 70 1/2 you might consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA. This way the distribution is not taxable. Have your custodian send a check directly from your IRA to Raise A Racquet Foundation, 8900 Greeneway Commons Place #101 Louisville KY 40220 rarfoundation.com

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If you find yourself or your organization in need, Raise a Racquet is here to help!
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