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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

If you are ever asked why you play tennis, I think the four F's work well to briefly answer the question. Tennis allows us to build lifelong friendships and become like family. It provides tremendous fitness benefits and most of all, it is fun! Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in promoting and developing our great sport! 

At your service,
Mike Eden
USTA LEAGUE IS 40!

Help us celebrate USTA League's 40th anniversary all year by sharing memories and images.   We will highlight stories, picture and videos throughout the year in this newsletter and on social media.
Can't wait to hear from you!  

NET GENERATION SCHOOL TRAINING
 
Working to bring tennis training to all schools across the state! 
GIVING BACK IN ASHLAND!

Julie Ditty Qualls is giving back to the Ashland community through Russell McDowell School. 

TENNIS ON CAMPUS

UK and U of L represented Kentucky well at the Tennis on Campus Southern Championships in Auburn this past weekend. 

OVER 60 - HERE IS YOUR WEEKEND OF FUN

60/70 "Clay Court" Invitational
NEW 70's Team Division! 
Registration opens 
February 27th
Event will be held on May 15 - 17, 2020 in Louisville.
LEAGUES FORMING NOW IN HENDERSON

Henderson Tennis League registration is underway for 55 & Over and 18 & Over men and women's leagues. A new non-sanctioned league for singles matches and additional recreational leagues will also be offered. League matches will be played in April and May. There is tennis for everyone! Join us! To register or for more information, contact Melanie Humbert.
PURCHASE AREA KICK OFF

Purchase area tennis kicked off the new season with an Australian Open finals party. 18 & Over League teams are forming now. READ MORE AND REGISTER NOW

LEAGUES FORMING NOW IN ASHLAND

GATA will be offering 40 & Over and 55 & Over adult league with matches in April and May and Mixed league to be played June - August. Contact Jerry Groce for more information   606-232-2477

40 AND OVER SOCIAL LEAGUE

Louisville Leagues starting in April!
Don't see this offered in your area?  We'll help you get started. 


TENNIS APPRENTICE

Tennis Apprentice Adult Beginner Lessons.   Sessions starting in Louisville  REGISTER NOW  
Contact Kathy Klein to bring Tennis Apprentice to your area.




Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky  

*Top Seed Winter Classic 
(Southern Level 3, 10U Green)
March 7-9th, Lexington
Registration Deadline: 
February 26th  REGISTER HERE

*USTA National Level 3 
Presented by Wilson 
(16U Division)
March 21-23rd, Lexington
Registration Deadline: February 27th
REGISTER HERE

**Swing Into Spring Junior Champs. 
(Southern Level 5, 10U Green)
March 21-22nd, Louisville
Registration Deadline: March 18th
REGISTER HERE

**LIRC Easter Bowl 
(Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
April 10-12th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: April 8th
REGISTER HERE

**Georgetown Spring Junior Classic 
(Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
April 24-26th, Georgetown
Registration Deadline: April 20th
REGISTER HERE

**Leon Zegart Junior Championships 
(Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
April 24-26th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: April 22nd
REGISTER HERE


Contact  Bryan Hash or  READ MORE
KENTUCKY OPEN - IT'S A WRAP

The Kentucky Open was a week of professional tennis and on court fun!  Looking forward to next year!
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT RAISE A RACQUET

RAR is registered as an 
Amazon Smile and 
Please select Raise a Racquet as your charity of choice when you shop or click link now!
10 & UNDER JOIN FOR FREE

Share your love for tennis with the next generation.  First year free for 10 and under!  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   
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.
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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