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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

Tennis is more than a ball being hit on a court, It is a sport that can effect change in people's lives.  I was reminded of this volunteering recently at the Creason, 18 & Over Championships, and 40 & Over Championships.   READ MORE
 
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President
USTA Kentucky
"Tennis...It All Matters!"

USTA Kentucky Appreciation Party at the Kentucky Challenger
 
Please be out guest on Friday, August 4, 2017 5:00 - 7:00pm for pizza, drinks & prizes.  Print link below to receive $5.00 reduced tournament ticket!
MURHL SEARCY TENNIS EVENT TO BENEFIT RAISE A RACQUET

Audubon Country Club is hosting a remembrance tennis event open to the public honoring Murhl Searcy on August 12, 2017.  Play includes Women and Men's round robin and an exhibition match. All money raised to benefit Raise a Racquet.  READ MORE
DROP SHOT LEAGUES REGISTRATION OPEN FOR LOUISVILLE & LEXINGTON
 
Drop Shots league designed for the young adult (21-40 year old).  Post-match socials every week make it easy to meet new people and make new friends, all while playing a little tennis. Play begins Aug 8 & 10. 
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AWARDS NOMINATIONS OPEN 
 
It's up to you - nominate Kentucky's best!  Nomination link is open to everyone!  You are on the courts and you know the best, so please nominate those that deserve the recognition.  Award nominations open  June 1 - September 15. 
  
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THE COOLEST COOLER

Paducah Doubles Combo initial roster deadline is July 20! Don't miss your chance to win the Coolest Cooler give-a-way.  Check out your local deadline!  READ MORE  
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ADULT 40 & OVER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
 
Women
3.0  - Bailey Team, Louisville
3.5  - Vandertoll Team, Louisville
4.0  - Greene Team, Owensboro
4.5  - Curley Team, Louisville
 
Men
3.0 - Tuggle Team, Louisville
3.5 - Grisgsby Team, Louisville
4.0 - Eden Team, Lexington
4.5 - Campbell Team, Louisville

Good Luck in Mobile Alabama July 28 - 31.
KIDS SCHOOL PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 
It's that time of year again!  We are looking for teachers, parents & volunteers to help deliver our Louisville schools programming.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ADULT LEAGUE 18 & OVER STATE CHAMPIONS

Women
2.5  - Sands Team, Louisville
3.0  - Cook Team, Louisville
3.5  - Voss Team, Louisville
4.0  - Miesner Team, Louisville
4.5  - Kelly Team, Lexington

Men
3.0 - Blandford Team, Louisville
3.5 - Buchheit Team, Louisville
4.0 - Eden Team, Lexington
4.5 - Issacs Team, Louisville
5.0 - Cunningham Team, Lexington

Good Luck  in Mobile Alabama July 21 - 24.
UPCOMING ADULT TOURNAMENTS
 
Singles NTRP Clay Court Summer Series #2 
(STA 75, KY 100) July 29-30 Tournament Director: Chris Mather 
Registration Deadline: July 26th


Contact Bryan Hash or READ MORE

DON'T MISS THE BUS
 
Register now for the road trip to the Western & Southern in Cincinnati on Wednesday, August 16!  No worry transportation and great tennis!

LIRC July Junior Championships (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange Level 2) 
July 22-23, Louisville Boys and Girls 1 0's (Orange Level 2), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow) Tournament Director: Tommy Leist 
Registration Deadline: July 19th
 
LTC Summer Series #3 
(KY Level 5, YTP Orange Level 2) 
July 22-23, Lexington Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 2), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow) 
Tournament Director: Amy Hisle 
Registration Deadline: July 13th
 
LTC Clay Court State Championship 
(KY Level 2, Southern Level 4, YTP Green Level 1) 
July 28-30, Louisville Boys and Girls 10's (Green Level 1), 12's, 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow) 
Tournament Director: Marcia Littlefield 
Registration Deadline: July 23rd
 
Ryan Holder Closed State Championship 
(KY Level 1-A, Southern Level 4, YTP Green Level 1) 
August 4-8, Lexington Boys and Girls 10's (Green Level 1), 12's (Green and Yellow), 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow) 
Tournament Director: Kyle Macy
Registration Deadline: July 29th
 
Hoptown HOT Summer Tournament 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange Level 1) 
August 4-6, Hopkinsville Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 1), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow) 
Tournament Director: Lori Harper 
Registration Deadline: July 30th 

Contact Bryan Hash or READ MORE
LOUISVILLE FALL INTERSCHOLASTIC
 
Louisville Fall Interscholastic Junior Team Tennis sign-ups are now open with league play to  begin  
August 27th.  Watch for information in your area.   READ MORE
MISS & MR TENNIS KENTUCKY

Congrats to Michelle McKamey and Drew Singerman for winning the inaugural 2017 Miss & Mr. Tennis Kentucky presented by KY High School Tennis Coaches Assoc.  
ART IN THE PARK PICNIC

Come join us for some tennis fun on Sunday, September 10th
12:00-5:00pm at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.
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GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS AT THE 55 & OVER STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
55 & Over State Championships will be held this weekend in Owensboro. Good luck to all of the players!
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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

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.
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SUPPORT RAISE A RACQUET FOUNDATION

Be sure to check out scholarship and funding opportunities available through USTA Kentucky's endowment fund, Raise a Racquet. 
 
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