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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

I'm sure you can think of people that have shaped your life through tennis.  I hope you'll reach out to them to say thank you and let them know how much they mean to you!
I am thankful for each and every one of you and all that you give to the game of tennis in your community and in our state!    READ MORE
Keep on Servin'!
Rainey!
MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to our Middle School State Championship winners. 
Red Division Champions: 
Hardin County (pictured)
Red Division Finalists:  
Lake Cumberland
 
White Division Champions:  
St. James
White Division Finalists:  Barret Hilltoppers
 
Blue Division Champions: Paducah
Blue Division Finalists:  Meyzeek Acers
WINNERS PHOTOS
 
INTRODUCING RALLY78
 
You may know Ellen Stubbs or Jan Barrett from the courts! Playing over 15 years of USTA tennis, they love the sport and set out to build a mobile app to help tennis up it's tech game. "We wanted to create an easy, user-friendly mobile experience for players to meet, chat, and organize their own tennis network. Players can build groups to help manage their tennis locally, or use the find-a-partner feature to meet new people as they travel around the country. We're hoping our platform will help add more tennis to everyone's life and provide a great experience while doing it," said Stubbs. 
 
Click HERE to Download or learn more about Rally78! Oh, and just incase you were wondering - 78" is the length of a tennis court! 
 
NOTHING BETTER THAN SUNDAY FUNDAY
 
Sunday November 18th 1:00pm at Seneca Park, Louisville
Men's and Women's Mixed Doubles 
Tennis, Music & Fun.  All players are welcome.
Spots are filling up! 
CLICK HERE to register!

 
NET GENERATION!

Staff attended the Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society conference as well as the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference.  Increasing our number of tennis providers across the state!  
WOOD RACQUET CLASSIC

Elizabethtown Tennis Commission raised $2,075 for Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland#fighthunger 
PAVO LOCO HOLIDAY TENNIS TOURNAMENT!

Lexington Thanksgiving Weekend  Tournament to benefit Kids Cancer Alliance.  Pavo Loco Holiday Tennis Tournament format is three doubles courts (men's, women's & mixed) with all players being the same level (2.5 to 4.5 ). Over the past 5 years they've raised over $50,000 so 
come burn off those Thanksgiving Day calories & make a difference.
READ MORE
ADULT 40 & OVER FORMAT

The USTA Kentucky Adult League Committee (ALC) is recommending that Local Leagues utilize the format of 1 Singles court and 4 Doubles courts for all levels except the 4.5 NTRP Level of play.  Local Leagues that decide to utilize this format for the 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 levels will need to communicate to their players the following stipulation.  If a team advances out of local play they will need to play the format of 2 singles and 3 doubles.   
Note:  National regulations allow three 5.0 players to join a 40 & Over 4.5 team, thus the ALC felt it important to keep the 2 singles courts in play at this level.
2019 CHAMPIONSHIP DATES - NEW SECTIONALS COMING TO 
KENTUCKY!!!
 
60/70 & Over Invitational

May 17 - 19, 2019, Louisville, KY


Adult League 55 & Over

May 24 - 26, 2019, Henderson, KY


Adult League 18 & Over

June 14 - 16, 2019, Lexington, KY


Adult League 40 & Over

June 21 - 23, 2019, TBD


Tri-Level

August 9 - 11, 2019, Owensboro, KY


Mixed Doubles

September 5 - 8, 2019, Bowling Green, KY


Adult 65 & Over

September 20 -22, Louisville, KY


Combo Doubles

October 3 - 6, 2019, Lexington, KY


NEW in KENTUCKY! Tri-Level Sectionals

October 18 - 20, 2019, Louisville, KY

 


TWO $7,500 NATIONAL AWARDS

Diabetes National Award for tennis player age 14 - 21 who play competitively in tournaments, high school, or college while managing diabetes. For more information and to apply   READ MORE  
2019 TEAM REGISTRATION

Adult League team registrations will open in Louisville and Lexington following publication of ratings!  For details on what levels/age divisions will be starting first session click Louisville or Lexington Local League Coordinators are:
Lexington - Leslie Russ 859-321-0533
Louisville - Stacey Rice 502-648-2166

HELP KIDS PLAY MORE TENNIS

Here is an opportunity to easily run an entry level 1/2 - 1 day jr tournament and make a little extra money!   READ MORE
JOIN THE FUN

Wheelchair tennis tournament and party Nov. 18,  2-6pm at Bass Rudd.  Registration deadline is today Nov 13.  All levels welcome! READ MORE


 

2018 YEAR-END RATINGS

Ratings to be published on December 1, 2018
To find your rating, go to Tennis Link  and click on "Leagues".  Login using your Email and Password.  You can enter your name in box under "Find NTRP Rating Info" or you will see your rating level posted in the top right of screen, as below:
 
NTRP Level:  3.5  12/1/2018
Appeal Rating Level(can click this to appeal either up or down)
USTA Account: ###########
Manage Account

Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky 
  

PTA Paul Rowton Series #3 
(KY Level 5)
November 17th, Paducah
Registration Deadline: November 15th
REGISTER HERE

Icy Hot Fall Indoor Level 2 Champ. (KY Level 1-A, Southern Level 2)
November 21-25, Louisville
Registration Deadline: November 7th
REGISTER HERE

LTC Thanksgiving Junior Classic 
(KY Level 3, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
November 23-25, Louisville
Registration Deadline: November 18th 
REGISTER HERE

Stephen Mather Memorial Doubles Tournament 
(KY Level 3, Southern Level 5)
December 1-2, Louisville
Registration Deadline: November 28th 
REGISTER HERE

LIRC Holiday   Championships 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange Level 2)
December 7-9, Louisville
Registration Deadline: December 5th  REGISTER HERE

Kentucky Junior Indoor Open 
(KY Level 2, Southern Level 3)
December 14-16, Louisville
Registration Deadline: December 10th
REGISTER HERE

LTC December Championships 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5)
December 15-16, Louisville
Registration Deadline: December 9th 
REGISTER HERE

Icy Hot Winter Indoor Level 2 Champ. 
(KY Level 1-A, Southern Level 2)
December 27-30, Louisville
Registration Deadline: December 16th
REGISTER HERE

Springhurst New Years Classic 
(KY Level 2, Southern Level 3)
December 30-January 1, Louisville
Registration Deadline: December 16th
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!  

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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