September - Issue 158
Your monthly news & updates
PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE
This past month has seen a great deal of loss for our Kentucky tennis community, yet we still have much to celebrate sharing our love for tennis. Read More
(Mike and his wife Marsha pictured enjoying the US Open)

At your service,
Mike Eden
2021 KENTUCKY TENNIS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Congratulations to Donnie Head, Greg Hill and Dee Maynard. The induction ceremony will be held January 28, 2022. Read More
LAST DAY TO NOMINATE
Please submit a nomination TODAY. Nomination window closes 11:59pm. Click below for a full list of award categories!
GONE TOO SOON
We are heartbroken over the loss of Julie Ditty Qualls. If you were lucky enough to know her you knew her kind soul and easy smile. She is a Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame member, a USTA Kentucky Board member and wonderful volunteer. #PlayLikeJulie Read More and Obituary
DERBY TICKET RAFFLE
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USTA KENTUCKY IS HIRING
It is bittersweet but we have two positions available!
Coordinator of Administration and Events
Coordinator Youth Programs
Applications accepted through September.
"ASK THE DOC" STAMINA
Why do I need to have endurance on the court if the distance I run for each shot is short?? Here is Why!

Thanks to Lexington Clinic Orthopedics Sports Medicine/Tennis Center of Excellence
WITH SYMPATHY
We are sadden by the loss of Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame great Rob McNerney. Our sincere condolence to his family. Obituary
LOOKING FOR AN ADULT TOURNAMENT?
The Kentucky State Open, one of the state’s biggest adult tournaments, is moving to Frankfort for 2021. The Kentucky State Open Adult Championship is the former championship held at the Boat Club in Louisville. The same divisions and same fun are available September 25 - 26. Hurry deadline to register is September 19th
THANK YOU STACEY CROLEY AND CONGRATULATIONS
MADDIE NOTORIS
USTA Kentucky Manager of Community Tennis has resigned to spend more time with her two young daughters.
Stacey has been a wealth of support and guidance for the Community Tennis Associations across the state. But we are happy that Maddie Notoris former Coordinator of Youth Tennis will fill this role not missing a beat! Good luck to both!
MIXED DOUBLES STATE WINNERS
Congrats to the winners and good luck at Sectionals!
18 & Over 6.0 Lexington – Humbert
18 & Over 7.0 Purchase – Sheridan
18 & Over 8.0 Louisville – Simpson
18 & Over 9.0 Louisville – Smith
40 & Over 7.0 Lexington - Hutchens
40 & Over 8.0 Louisville – May
55 & Over 7.0 Louisville – Martin
55 & Over 8.0 Hopkinsville - Wimsatt
TRI-LEVEL STATE WINNERS
Congrats to the winners and good luck at Sectionals right here in Louisville, Kentucky!.
18 & Over 3.5/3.0/2.5W LOU/O’Connell
18 & Over 4.0/3.5/3.0W LOU/O’Connell
18 & Over 4.5/4.0/3.5W LOU/Voss
18 & Over 4.0/3.5/3.0M PUR/Allen
40 & Over 4.0/3.5/3.0W LOU/O’Connell
55 & Over 4.0/3.5/3.0W LOU/Bean

SOUTHERN OZAKI JUNIOR CUP
Way to play hard and represent Kentucky! Hadley Appling, Colby Berson, Anna Du, Evan Duggal, Landon Ecarma, Sarah Fazlagic, Sam Gurevich, Ellie Hammond, Evan Hammond, Jonathon Harper, Alden Johnson, Grace Katzman, Jaycie Mair, Reagen Mangan, Sushanth Muthuluru, Willow Renton, Claire Rueff, Ben Rueff, Josiah Russell, Audrina Schaefer, Bailey Scott, Eli Stephenson, Eli Wood, Emma Zelichenok
BE PART OF THE FUN AND VOLUNTEER
If you want to see what a sectional event is all about - be a Tri-Level Sectional volunteer in Louisville Oct 15-17! We also need volunteers in Lexington for the Combo Doubles State Championship Oct. 28-31. We can't host these events without our great volunteers! Contact Kathy Klein.
UP DOWN TENNIS
This Fall, Up-Down Tennis Socials will continue! This program is a way to include people with and without disabilities together on the tennis court! The program will be held on Thursday nights August 26th - October 7th from 4:00pm-5:30pm at Kereiakes Park in Bowling Green. Email Cameron Levis or 270.393.3265.
TALKING TENNIS SOUTHERN STYLE PODCAST
Dubbed “Mr. Southern Junior Tennis,” Bill Ozaki talks about the Southern Ozaki Junior Cup and his decades helping to develop world-class players like Robby Ginepri, Brian Vahaly and Melanie Oudin. Rebel Good is a veteran tennis official and expert on the rules of tennis. He writes “Court of Appeals” in Tennis magazine and “Stump the Ump” answering rules questions from recreational and tournament players. He also talks about the latest line-calling technology. He also serves on our Grievance Committee.
UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
 Kentucky Fall Championship
(Level 5 Open)
September 25-27, Louisville
Deadline: September 19th
 
Centre Court Fall Championships
(Level 6)
October 9-10, Owensboro
Deadline: October 5th

Contact Bryan Hash
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2020 USTA KENTUCKY YEARBOOK
The 2020 USTA Kentucky Yearbook has been released. Read More or Click Here to request a copy.
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SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER
Check out the first edition of the Schools Newsletter. Valuable information for physical education teachers or anyone interested in kids tennis programming! Read More
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