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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

From professional tennis to beginning tennis programs, Kentucky has it this summer!
The Citi Open is moving from Washington DC to Top Seed in Nicholasville, Kentucky and "Let's Start Tennis" programs are springing up across the state.
Remember, tennis is the only sport receiving the least risky rating of 1!
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At your service,
Mike Eden
TOP SEED OPEN

The Top Seed Open will be the first WTA tournament in the U.S., following a five-month hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  

Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens both committed to play the Open scheduled for Aug 9 - 16 with no spectators but a need for volunteers!


USTA KENTUCKY AWARDS

It's time to submit nominations!
Due to current circumstances around COVID-19, the number of awards offered have been reduced with a focus on relevancy. So let's honor the well deserving Kentucky tennis players and organizers! NOMINATE
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS CAPTAINS - CHANCE TO WIN

Versailles,  Georgetown,  Owensboro, 
Richmond and  Somerset are still registering - so it's not too late!

It's easy - volunteer to be a
Junior  Team Tennis captain or to current team captains.  

FORM A NEW TEAM chance to win
  • $200 Amazon Gift Card for you
  • Pizza Party for your team
CURRENT CAPTAINS PLAY AT STATE chance to win
  • $200 Amazon Gift Card for you
  • Pizza Party for your team
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ETC HOSTS ANNUAL STATE FARM ETOWN OPEN

This long standing E-town tournament was one of the first jr tournaments after play restrictions were lifted.  ETC did a great job implementing the safety guidelines  and the tournament saw great participation.   READ MORE 



ADULT LEAGUE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR UPDATE

2020 League State Championships Calendar
(Updated 7/7/2020)
Kentucky is one of the few Southern States offering state championships.
LET'S START TENNIS

Would you be interested in starting a beginner adult or jr clinic in your area?  You could have a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card - 4 cards awarded!  READ MORE


KENTUCKY TENNIS 
HALL OF FAME

Please submit all nominations for the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame by July 31.  NOMINATE
US OPEN IS ON

2020 US Open and Western Southern Open to be held in New York.   
REGISTRATION OPEN -LOUISVILLE TENNIS APPRENTICE 
 
Share your love for tennis with a non-tennis playing friend!
What a great way to get moving after being quarantined!  READ MORE
Contact Kathy Klein to bring Tennis Apprentice to your area!


CONGRATULATIONS TO GOLD LEVEL CTA'S

Nine CTA's have achieved Gold Level Status.  Our JuLY Featured CTA is LAKE CUMBERLAND TENNIS ASSOCIATION !  Check out their  WEBSITE and like them on  FACEBOOK
HENDERSON LEAGUE PLAYERS

Registration for Henderson 18 and over Combo Doubles is underway for matches to be held in August and September. League days are: Monday-7.5 women, Tuesday-7.5 men, Thursday- 6.5 women, 6.5 men -TBD. REGISTRATION

DROP SHOTS

Social league for 21 - 40! Louisville Fall Session: Begins August 24, 25, and 27th
Monday, Tuesdays: Seneca, Thursdays: Tom Sawyer
Lexington and Somerset continue to watch social media for updates!
LOUISVILLE

LEXINGTON
SOMERSET
WILD ACES

Wild Aces 40 & Over Social League playing in Louisville and Lexington now!
Invite a tennis playing friend, meet some new tennis players!  
READ MORE .   Contact  Kathy Klein  to bring Wild Aces to your area!


ADULT TOURNAMENTS IN KENTUCKY

Lexington Summer Classic II
August 8-9th, Lexington
Deadline: August 5th 
 
Ed Rhawn LBC Tournament
September 16-18th, Louisville
Deadline: September 7th 
 
Helene Spencer Women's Doubles Championship
September 25-27th, Louisville
Deadline: September 20th REGISTER HERE

Vette City Rollout (Wheelchair Event)
October 17-18th, Bowling Green
Deadline: October 13th REGISTER HERE

Central Kentucky Tennis Series Events  READ MORE & REGISTRATIONS

THEY'RE BACK!

Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky  
CKTS Alton Blakely Lake Cumberland Open (Southern Level 5)
August 1-2nd, Somerset
Registration Deadline: July 28th  REGISTER HERE
 
LIRC Summer Championships (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
August 8-9th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: June 24th REGISTER HERE

 
Lexington Summer Class II (Southern Level 5)
August 8-9th, Lexington
Registration Deadline: August 5th REGISTER HERE
 
LTC Clay Court State Championship (Southern Level 4, 10U Green)
August 14-16th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: July 19th 
REGISTER HERE

Owensboro Junior Open (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
August 15-16th, Owensboro
Registration Deadline: August 13th REGISTER HERE

Blessings in a Backpack Doubles (Southern Level 3, 10U Green)
August 21-23rd, Louisville
Registration Deadline: August 16th REGISTER HERE

Bowling Green All-In Championships (Southern Level 5)
August 22nd, Bowling Green
Registration Deadline: August 18th 
REGISTER HERE

Stuart Blazer Memorial State Champ. (Southern Level 4, 10U Green)
August 28-30th, Ashland
Registration Deadline: August 21st
REGISTER HERE

Contact  Bryan Hash   or  READ MORE
TALKING TENNIS SOUTHERN STYLE PODCAST

Episode #5 USTA Past President Katrina Adams is the featured interviewee. Among more than a century of USTA presidents, she is the only person to have played professional tour tennis, is an African American and served two terms. In an extensive interview, former Atlanta resident Adams talks about recovering from COVID-19, the upcoming US Open, the NJTL she runs in Harlem in New York City and other topics. Hosted by Sam Crenshaw. Also featured: junior Nicholas Heng, of Madison, Alabama, and volunteer Anna Mercer-McLean, of Wilson, North Carolina.
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2019 USTA KENTUCKY YEARBOOK

The 2019 Yearbook has been published.  READ MORE  If you  would like a hard copy, please submit your  REQUEST.


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   
JUNIOR TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

We have a page that is always on the USTAKY homepage to highlight recent top results in junior tournaments. It is a great way to celebrate the accomplishments of KY juniors. READ MORE

NET GENERATION
 
Working together to create our next generation of tennis greats!  

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.
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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