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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

What a year it's been! As the saying goes, "Time flies when you're having fun!" and I couldn't agree more - I've had so much fun getting to know and serve each of you through this past year!   READ MORE
Keep on Servin'!
Rainey!
TENNIS APPRENTICE - LOUISVILLE
  
Indoor session begins March 4th with Teaching Professional Evan Bailey
Outdoor sessions at Seneca and Sawyer Parks begin the week of April 10th.  Spread the word and spread the love of the game!  READ MORE


 
PADUCAH PAYS IT FORWARD

The Paducah Tennis Association Board of Directors has voted to not use CTA fees for player prizes. Instead the 2019 fees paid will be
donated to the Lone Oak Tennis Center to assist with court maintenance and upkeep. The more league participation the more benefit to LOTA.  READ MORE

 
TRI-LEVEL SECTIONALS IN KENTUCKY

Not to early to plan your team for Tri-Level local league competition.  Teams will have the opportunity to advance all the way to Sectionals in LOUISVILLE!!!   That's right, Louisville, Ky!  If you win at state your team will automatically advance to compete against all the other Southern states right here at home in Kentucky!  For local league dates and help finding a team please contact your Local League Coordinator.
  
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!

  
SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY
 
Big Springs at Hamony Landing in Louisville is hiring! 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!

Celebrating Net Generation Coach Dee Maynard.  Kentucky is lucky to have her!    READ MORE

2019 MAJOR REGULATION CHANGES

1.04F(1)c:  Match results from Southern NTRP Tournaments in TennisLink will be included in the 2019 year-end ratings.  For players that participate in NTRP tournaments exclusively, said player will generate a tournament-exclusive (T) rating contingent on enough match play.
 
Important regulation to know and link to keep handy:
USTA League Regulations
  • 1.04E(4) Player Agreement. All players participating in the USTA League agree to abide by and be bound by the Friend at Court - The USTA Handbook of Tennis Rules and Regulations includingThe Code beginning on page 36.

55 & OVER COMBO DOUBLES HEAD TO AUBURN ALABAMA

Wish your friends from the following teams best of luck as they travel to Auburn, AL this weekend!
7.5M/Lex/Ballard (pictured)
NOTE:  Combo Doubles Sectionals, all divisions will be played the first weekend in December this year for 2019 Championships.  Location is yet to be determined.




ARTHUR LLOYD JOHNSON MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

The West Louisville Tennis Club will host this long standing tournament June 20 through 23 at Chickasaw Park in Louisville Kentucky.  USTA membership is required.  REGISTER. For more information contact Jason Williams at (502) 551-6942.

ATTN: PLAYERS IN HENDERSON

Henderson Tennis leagues will be registering teams for the 
55 and Over and the 
18 and Over league seasons to be played in April and May. Anyone interested in captaining a team should contact Melanie Humbert 


SAVE THE DATE

Henderson Tennis Club Dinner and Auction to be held on Saturday, June 29th. Holy Name's Men's Club will be preparing the dinner and Rookies Restuarant will be serving a cash bar. Make it a point to attend for fun and fellowship and you may walk away with awesome auction items.




TENNIS ON CAMPUS SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

This year's Sectional Championships are February 20 - 23 in Auburn, AL.  Kentucky - don't miss the fun!  READ MORE  to find a team on your campus.





Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky 
  

PTA Paul Rowton Series #2 (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
February 23rd, Paducah
Registration Deadline: February 21st 
REGISTER HERE

LTC Winter Series #2 
(Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
February 23-24th, Lexington
Registration Deadline: February 20th
REGISTER HERE

Top Seed Winter Classic 
(Southern Level 3, 10U Green)
March 1-3rd, Lexington
Registration Deadline: February 24th
REGISTER HERE

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