June - Issue 155
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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Please join me in congratulating St. Xavier and Sacred Heart Academy teams in winning the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament titles for boys and girls respectively. Tennis competition is back and Kentucky is playing strong! Read More

At your service,
Mike Eden
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH
We celebrate all those in the LGBTQ+ community. Happy Pride! #tennisforeveryone #Pride
LEGENDS OF KENTUCKY TENNIS THE HALL OF FAME SERIES PODCAST -
SUSAN NOLAN MCNEILL
The Legends of Kentucky Tennis, The Hall of Fame Series is an intimate conversation with Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame inductees. Conversations recalling memories and insight to tennis in Kentucky today, hosted by the University of Kentucky former Head Tennis Coach Dennis Emery. Listen to a conversation with Susan Nolan McNeill . Listen Now or on Spotify.
"ASK THE DOC"
STRENGTHENING
QUESTION:
What is the role of strengthening for tennis? I don’t think football type muscles are needed in tennis. Can I get strong enough just by playing?
ANSWER:
Yes but the strengthening program has to be specific for the demands of tennis.
Thanks to Lexington Clinic Orthopedics Sports Medicine/Tennis Center of Excellence
CPR TRAINING HELD IN MEMORY OF A FALLEN POLICE OFFICER
West Louisville Tennis Club partnered with Jefferson Community Technical College (JCTC) and provided CPR training at the Chickasaw's Park Lodge. The training was held in memory of Martez Hughes who lost his life while on the courts.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Don't miss the Arthur Lloyd Johnson Memorial Tennis Tournament held at historic Chickasaw Park in Louisville July 23 - 25 hosted by West Louisville Tennis Club. Register Now
AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
Please submit a nomination to recognize Kentucky's best between June 1 - September 15. Click below for a full list of award categories!
KENTUCKY TENNIS HALL OF FAME
Submit your nomination online. Nominations close July 15.
55 & OVER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
Congratulations to 55 & Over State Champions and their Charity of Choice Donation made in the name of each winning team.
3.0W Lexington/Senters – Yes Mamm!
3.5W Louisville/French – Twisted Pink
4.0W Louisville/Hallion – American Cancer Society
4.5W – play this Friday/Saturday
3.5M – Louisville/Grigsby - Bridgehaven
4.0M – Henderson/Williams – Henderson Tennis Club (pictured)
60/70 & OVER INVITATIONAL WINNERS
Congratulations to 60/70 & Over Invitational winners!
3.0W Ciliberti 
3.5W Hendrich
3.5M Tallon (pictured)
4.0W Osborn
BECOME A TENNIS CHAMPION
Do you find yourself always talking, tweeting or posting about tennis? Always encouraging your friends to play?
Become a Tennis Champion - Limited Spaces Available!
WESTERN KY LLC'S ROCK
Congratulations to the Western KY LLC’s for pulling together and making the “Regional” League a huge success!
Together they have seen an increase of 48% in their Adult 18 & Over, 6% in 40 & Over and 18% in 55 & Over participation. Great job growing the game!
Purchase area 3.0 players pictured.
LEAGUE VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING
USTA League Players/Captains Providers/Staff/Volunteers please join Tuesday, June 15, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Registration is limited.
ADULT LEAGUE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for all Adult League State Championships.
Please think about giving back to this awesome sport and our Kentucky USTA League. Click Here
Louisville, June 25-27, Adult 18 & Over contact Rachel Carlock
Lexington, July 9-11, Adult 40 & Over contact Kiri Van Haaren
TRI-LEVEL SECTIONALS IN LOUISVILLE AGAIN - TIME TO FIND A TEAM
Don't miss the fun! Looking forward to another fun Tri-Level Sectional to be held in Louisville!
HELENE SPENCER IS BACK!
Women don't delay - registration closes June 13 for the Helene Spencer tournament at the Louisville Boat Club June 18-19.
The Spencer is level rated 3.5, 4.0 & 4.5 (18+), senior (50 and over) or super senior (65 and over).
Play is on clay courts, weather permitting. This very social tournament includes lunch dinner and awards for the winners and finalists. Register Now
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER TOURNAMENT
July 2 - 4 at Top Seed Tennis Club Proceeds benefit Lexington Humane Society to help our favorite furry friends!
Activities for the whole family - Bounce House, Dunk Tanks, Food, Drinks on July 3.
Play will be complete by 1pm on July 4th so you can enjoy the day with your family! Register Now Registration deadline 6/27.
CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH JUNIOR TENNIS DAY
Newburg Tennis Association is hosting a Midwestern Tennis Association (Mid-Tac) Junior Tennis Day on June 19 at 10:00am at Petersburg Park. The day includes a one day tournament for all ages, a fun and fitness day for those who don’t want to be in the tournament.
Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. it is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration ending slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued January 1, 1863 to end slavery.
RAISE A RACQUET
If you find yourself or your organization in need, Raise a Racquet is here to help!
Player who needs assistance Application
Special Projects and Programs need based assistance Application
Organizations need based assistance Application
GROW THE GAME GRANT
Learn how you can be part of the $3 Million dollar grant to grow beginner tennis in your area! Learn More
SOUTHERN SENIOR CUP
Thanks to all Senior Cup players for competitively representing Kentucky in the Southern Senior Cup at the Pelham Racquet Club! 
JASON ISAACS MEMORIAL DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
Congratulations to the winners!
Boys 12s: Logan Elliott/Kingston Chubinidze
Boys 14s: Evan Hammond/Sushanth Muthuluru
Boys 16s: Jason Towell/Mason Baldwin
Boys 18s: Eli Stephenson/Eli Wood

Girls 14s: Sharayu Deo/Bailey Scott
Girls 16s: Laurel Slecther/Haley Klein
Girls 18s: Willow Renton/Reagan Mangan

Mixed 12s: Himani Deo/Sushanth Muthuluru
Mixed 14s: Walker Bush/Claire Rueff
Mixed 16s: Clare Hudson/William Lewis
Mixed 18s: Brent Reynolds/Grace Katzman
UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
Elizabethtown Youth Singles Tournament (Level 7)
Etown, June 19th
Deadline: June 15th
 
Frankfort Country Club Junior Tournament (Level 6)
Frankfort, June 19-20
Deadline: June 15th

Contact Bryan Hash
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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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 
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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