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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Spring is coming and bringing change:  the weather gets warmer, days get longer, flowers bloom and trees bud. For me Spring is really all about change and for USTA there's a lot of changes coming too.  
Keep on Servin'!
Rainey!
2018 YEARBOOK
 
 
The 2018 Yearbook has been published. READ MORE  If you have not received a yearbook in the mail by  March 31, and you would like a hard copy, please submit your REQUEST .


 
TENNIS APPRENTICE - 
LEARN TENNIS LOUISVILLE
  
Multiple sessions to choose from
Wednesdays @ Seneca Park
Thursdays @ EP Tom Sawyer Park
Sessions beginning in April through the end of October  REGISTER
Contact Kathy Klein if you want this program in your area!


 
TENNIS ON CAMPUS

UNC wins the 4th Tennis on Campus title, but UK and U of L represented Kentucky well.  WKU was active this past year and we're working to grow at EKU and other KY schools.  
READ MORE  Contact Taylor Urquhart to bring TOC to your campus.

 
TRI-LEVEL SECTIONALS IN KENTUCKY & A CHANCE TO WIN A GIFT CARD

Let's show Southern that Kentucky plays tennis!
Players: form a new Tri-Level team and be entered to win $200 team VISA gift card!
Local League Coordinators: bring Ti-Level to your area or increase your teams and be entered to win $100 Amazon gift card!    For local league dates and help finding a team please contact your Local League Coordinator.  Championship and contest information READ MORE
  
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Fun NEW Opportunity!
How would you like to be part of planning a Sectional Championship?
Complete the FORM and join the fun to volunteer or sponsor!

  
YOU CAN EARN EXTRA MONEY!
 
If you run a new entry level tournament in 2019, you could qualify to earn some extra cash!   READ MORE
 
 
PLAY IT FORWARD GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Deadline for play it forward is quarterly- the next one is March 30th.
Here are the fun DETAILS

Here is the APPLICATION 

 
Expect awarded funding to be distributed in the fall at the earliest.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Three of our Kentucky teams won the Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships!
55 & Over
8.5 Hellyer - Ashland
6.5 Senters - Lexington (pictured)
40 & Over
7.5 Jordan - Louisville

MIDDLE SCHOOL DAY AT UNIVERSTIY OF LOUISVILLE COURTS

Hey Middle Schoolers join the fun - it's free!

March 31 - 12:30 clinic, 1:30 U of L matches, 2:00 pizza.
April 14 - 12:00 clinic, 1:00 U of L matches, 1:30 pizza.

Churchill Downs Backside Day
March 31 - 6:00 clinic, 7:00 U of L matches, 7:30 pizza.
DROP SHOTS REGISTERING

Sign up now for the Tennis Industry Award winning adult rec league.  Fun on and off the court for over 21 and under 40 players.  All areas run 8-week sessions and no minimum skill level is required.  
Louisville starts April 22nd
Lexington starts April 24th
Somerset starts May 14th
Contact  Bryan Hash to bring a league to your area!
SUNDAY IS A FUNDAY FOR TENNIS IN LOUISVILLE

Three Sunday Fundays are set in Louisville at Seneca park.
June 30, 2:00 - 4:00 - Patriotic Party
August 4, 2:00 - 4:00 - Beach Bash
October 27, 2:00 - 4:00 - Football Fun
JOIN THE FUN

Wheelchair Tennis Tournament and party at Bass Rudd on the University of Louisville campus April 6 - 2:00 - 6:00.  Registration deadline April 2.


WILD ACES IN LOUISVILLE

Wild Aces 40 & Over Social League starts week of April 8th!  Two locations, Seneca and EP Tom Sawyer Parks in Louisville.  REGISTER  If you would like this program in your area contact 





LEXINGTON MIXED DOUBLES

Lexington Mixed Doubles opens registration April 15th!
Contact Dee Jones if you have questions or need assistance finding a team.






LOUISVILLE MIXED DOUBLES

Louisville Mixed Doubles registration
will open on April 14th and end on April 28th.  
Play will start on May 31st and run through August 23rd.  Contact
Sara Ward if you have questions or need assistance finding a team.





ADULT 65 & OVER SURVEY

Interested in playing a 65 & Over local league in your area?
Please complete this survey. 





60/70 & OVER INVITATIONAL

The 4th Annual Invitational will be held May 16-19, Louisville clay courts.
Registration is open!
New this year, 4.0M/W 70 & Over Team Division.  REGISTER

Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky 
  

Swing Into Spring Junior Championships (Southern Level 5, 10U Green)
March 23-24th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: March 20th 
REGISTER HERE

Georgetown Spring Junior Classic (Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
April 12-14th, Georgetown
Registration Deadline: April 9th
REGISTER HERE

LIRC Kentucky Spring Junior Championship 12's,16's (Southern Level 5)
April 12-14th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: April 10th
REGISTER HERE

Pen Ten Spring Junior Challenge (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
April 13-14th, Hopkinsville
Registration Deadline: April 7th
REGISTER HERE

LIRC KY Spring Junior Champ. 10,14,18's (Southern Level 5, 10U Green)
April 19-21st, Louisville
Registration Deadline: April 16th
REGISTER HERE

Leon Zegart Junior Championships (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
April 26-28th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: April 23rd
REGISTER HERE

Contact Bryan Hash or 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.
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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