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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Do you love tennis? (Hopefully if you're reading this the answer is an unequivocal YES!)
Do you want to see it grow?
Do you have ideas or thoughts on how to make tennis in our state or your community better?
 
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we need you!! 
 
"Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses." - Unknown .    READ MORE
Keep on Servin'!
Rainey!
TOGETHER WE'RE STRONG
 

The City, County and ROTC students repair courts in Hopkinsville. 

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JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONS!

10U - Double Trouble, Elizabethtown
12U - Falcons, Paducah
14U - Blue Devils, Lexington
18U - Vagabonds, Elizabethtown
18U Advanced - Larkin, Georgetown (pictured) 
LEARN TENNIS!

Share the game you love - by sharing this with your neighbor!  New Tennis Apprentice groups beginning now in Louisville and Lexington!  
TRI-LEVEL CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to our Tri-Level winners.
18 & Over
4.0-3.0W Louisville /Voss
4.5-3.5W Purchase/Miller (pictured)
40 & Over

4.0-3.0W Louisville/Haara

4.0-3.0M Hopkinsville/Wimsatt

4.5-3.5W Louisville/Campbell

HEADING BACK TO CAMPUS?!

Don't leave your racquet at home!  We have some tennis on campus fun for you.   READ MORE
VOTE FOR MEG 

We are proud to announce that Meg Peavy is a finalists for the 2018 Florey Award (The Spirit of Coaching).
To vote for Meg, send an email to info@wtcatennis.org or leave her name in the comments on To find out more about the Florey award 
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BRAIDY INDUSTRIES $60,000 WOMEN'S TENNIS CLASSIC

Check out who won this fantastic event in Ashland, KY.  
KENTUCKY BANK CHALLENGER

Check out the winners of this fantastic annual event in Lexington, KY.  Thanks so everyone who joined us at the USTA Appreciation Party!  
 
10U ORANGE BALL TOURNAMENT

Greater Ashland Tennis Assoc. sponsored their first 10u orange ball tournament during the Ashland City Championships. 
Girls Co-champions  Ava Kazee, Caroline Lowman pictured.
HEADED TO 18 & OVER NATIONALS

4.0 Men from Louisville, Captained by Rusty Miesner are the sectional champions and will be in Las Vegas, NV October 26 - 28th competing against 16 other sections from across the country for a National Championship!  Wish them the best!
THANK YOU!

Please join us in thanking the River City Racquet League for donating $5,000 to help support Louisville Middle School tennis programming!




SOUTHERN JUNIOR CUP TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Good luck to the following kids who have been selected by the Junior Competition Committee to represent Team Kentucky at the Southern Junior Cup in Chattanooga in September:
 
12U: Landon Ecarma, Carson Kroll, William Lewis, Haley Klein, Alana Sims, Ellie Hammond
14U: Jacks Lancaster, Eli Wood, Eli Stephenson, Piper Charney, Sarah Fazlagic, Jaycie Mair
16U: Xavier Ecarma, Michael Chou, Patrick Johnson, Nejla Zukic, Olivia Gallagher, Lauren Waddles
18U: Matthew Halpin, Brandon Chou, Alex Horn, Emma Charney, Carrie Beckman, Amanda Miller
ADULT 65 & OVER INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

At the Louisville Tennis Club, September 21 - 23 on clay courts
Current Teams:
3.0W 1 team
3.5W 6 teams
4.0W 3 teams
3.5M 2 teams
4.0M 2 teams
We are in Need of MEN at the 3.5 and 4.0 Levels and women at the 3.0 level.  If you are interested in playing email Kathy Klein for help finding a team.
Be sure to have your team registered in TennisLink by the September 12th deadline .
NOMINATE KENTUCKY'S BEST TODAY!

USTA KY Awards Nominations close September 15! For a list of award categories and to nominate Kentucky's best!



RED BALL CHALLENGE IS CHANGING LIVES!

Learning tennis skills and valuable life skills for kids to apply at home and at school.   READ MORE



MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Bowling Green, September 6 - 9th (Thursday for local team play only).




CONGRATULATIONS TO 
GARY PLOCK

Texas Athletics announces 2018 Hall of Honor Class.   Fifteen distinguished and decorated former University of Texas student-athletes and staff are set to be inducted this September.   READ MORE
THANKS TO RAISE A RACQUET FOUNDATION

A group of Little Feet Little Hands program participants were able to attend the Western and Southern in Cincinnati.   READ MORE
LEXINGTON ADULT LEAGUE FALL REGISTRATION

18+, 40+ & 55+
Registration Opens - Monday, August 20
Initial Roster Deadline - Friday, September 21
League Play Begins - Saturday, October 6
League Play Ends - Sunday, December 16
WILD ACES 

Wild Aces rec leagues starting soon!  Come join the fun.   
TENNIS IN THE PARK

Twenty-nine youth ages 5-16 have completed the first Tennis in the Parks summer program hosted by the Owensboro Daviess County Tennis Association's Tennis Volunteers.  
Every 8 and under child had an adult with them. Even parents and caretakers got involved.


NEW THIS YEAR!

Adult 65 & Over National Invitational 

3.0 & 4.0 January 25 - 27, 2019
Surprise, AZ 
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3.5 & 4.5  February 1 - 3, 2019
Surprise, AZ    READ MORE




Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky 

Brenda Emery/Cross Court Circuit #1 (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
August 25-26, Lexington
Registration Deadline: August 21st 
REGISTER HERE

Bowling Green All-In Championships 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5)
August 25-26, Bowling Green
Registration Deadline: August 19th 

CKTS Glasgow Open 
(KY Level 4)
August 25-26, Glasgow
Registration Deadline: August 22nd 

Kentucky Clay Court Closed State Championship 
(KY Level 1-A, Southern Level 4, YTP Green)
September 1-3, Louisville
Registration Deadline: August 26th 

CKTS FNB Lebanon Tennis Open 
(KY Level 4)
September 8-9, Lebanon
Registration Deadline: September 5th 

LIRC September Junior Championships 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
September 8-9, Louisville
Registration Deadline: September 5th 
REGISTER HERE

Festival of the Horse 
(KY Level 3, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
September 14-16, Georgetown
Registration Deadline: September 11th 

Contact Bryan Hash or READ MORE
NET GENERATION
 
Working together to create our next generation of tennis greats!  

USTA KENTUCKY YEARBOOK
   
Year in review!  Check out some tennis super stars for 2017!  
Click Here to receive a mailed copy.  
E-NEWS!

Do you have Community Tennis News you would like to share? If so, please email Kim Lonnemann with the information no later than the first day of each month.
E-News is sent mid month.
REGISTER YOUR KROGER CARD
 
Select Raise a Racquet as your charity of choice!  Help to share tennis with others just by grocery shopping!   READ MORE   
PLAY IT FORWARD GRANT

Over $1.2 million has been made available for programs and tournaments focused on innovative ideas & growth based programming.  READ MORE  or email  Stacey Croley .

BUILD IT FORWARD GRANT

USTA Southern has opened registration for grant applications for the Build It Forward initiative. $500K has been made available to build or reconstruct tennis courts. There is no deadline, as funds will be available until exhausted. 
READ MORE or email John Callen

YOUR LOCAL LEAGUE COORDINATORS

Looking for additional league playing opportunity?  How about getting a family member or friend involved in tennis?  READ MORE
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