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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

It is almost Thanksgiving and a time in our calendar year to reflect upon all that we have for which we are thankful and grateful.  I am happy to share that we have over 200 new or newly resurfaced courts across our great Commonwealth
Dell
 
President
USTA Kentucky
"Tennis...It All Matters!"
MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONS CROWNED

Twenty four teams/nearly 200 players participated in the 3rd. annual Middle School State Championship. Winners: Beginners - Elizabethtown, Intermediate - Louisville, and Advanced - Lexington (pictured).   READ MORE  
THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER

Ratings are expected to be available on December 1, 2017.  Louisville and Lexington team registration will open once ratings are released.

LOUISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEAGUES DOUBLE
 
USTA KY and Louisville 10 and Under Tennis Association, have doubled the size of the elementary leagues - grades 3-5!   READ MORE  
BOOKS WORTHY OF STOCKING BAG OR BOW
 
As the autumn weather turns inhospitable, a good book might be a great option.  Here are 3 diverse selections of fiction that junior players are sure to enjoy this holiday season!   READ MORE  
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TEAMS AT NATIONALS

Kentucky has had a strong showing this season with 4 teams participating at the National Championships!  Kentucky strong!
Curely - Louisville
Huston - Lexington
Issacs - Louisville
Kelly - Lexington



CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN HERRING

USTA Southern's No-Cut Coach Starfish Award for 2017 has gone to John Herring. We appreciate all that you do for tennis!
KENTUCKY ADULT INDOOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The KY Adult Indoor State Championships, Lexington.
Dec. 1 - 3 Registration closes Nov. 26.  Age divisions from 45-75 in all areas (men's and women's singles and doubles, mixed doubles) are available.  $40 for singles - $30 for doubles.  For more information, contact John Herring or




Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky HERE

LTC Thanksgiving Junior Classic 
(KY Level 3, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange Level 1)
November 24-26, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 1), 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Tournament Director:  

Registration Deadline: November 19th 

Stephen Mather Memorial Doubles Tournament 
(KY Level 3, Southern Level 5)
December 2-3, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange), 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Tournament Director: Chris Mather 

Registration Deadline: November 29th 
REGISTER HERE

LIRC Holiday   Championships 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange Level 2)
December 8-10, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 2), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Tournament Director: Tommy Leist 
Registration Deadline: December 6th  REGISTER HERE

Centre Court Winter Championships 
(YTP Orange Level 1)
December 16, Owensboro
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 1)
Tournament Director: Jake Shoemake

Registration Deadline: December 12th
REGISTER HERE

LTC December Championships 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5)
December 16-17, Louisville
Boys and Girls 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Tournament Director: Marcia Littlefield

Registration Deadline: December 10th 
REGISTER HERE

Contact Bryan Hash or READ MORE
EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS
 
Stacey Croley and Robyn Ballinger had a great day talking to PE teachers about the new Net Generation benefits at  the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
 
Free wheelchair tennis clinics and tournaments in Louisville, December 2 & Lexington, December 15. Come join the fun!  READ MORE
REACH WITH YOUR FEET AND LET THE STRINGS DO THE WORK
 
Bob Love USPTA Master Professional Master Pro Corner article in Tennis Industry Magazine!  READ MORE
  
STAFF MEMBERS ATTEND SALES/MARKETING TRAINING
 
Kathy Klein and Kim Lonnemann are learning ways to work smarter (and harder) to promote tennis across the state! 
  
NET GENERATION FOR SCHOOLS
   
Teachers can now register with Net Generation to receive free training and incentives to help grow tennis!   READ MORE  
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

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E-News is sent mid month.
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