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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

"We aren't in the tennis business.  We're in the people business." are the words of Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive of Community Tennis and USTA National Campus
If you have ideas about how USTA Kentucky can improve the player experience, we'd love to hear from you!   READ MORE
Keep on Servin'!
Rainey!
JR GIRLS ARE SHOWING STRONG FOR KENTUCKY
 
 
2019 is proving to be quite the year for girls' tennis on and off the court! 
The girls are strong competitors but through their competition have developed strong friendships!
Ellie Hammond and Haley Klein pictured.   READ MORE
LOUISVILLE NATIVE LIVING HER DREAM AND MAKING HISTORY
  
Mackenzie Soldan now lives and trains full time for wheelchair tennis at the USTA National Campus and is making wheelchair tennis history!  FULL STORY  


 
GOLD LEVEL COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATIONS

There are 26 CTA's in Kentucky and 4 have reached the Gold Level Standard!  CONGRATULATIONS TO LAKE CUMBERLAND TENNIS ASSOCIATION!   READ MORE   

 
PLAY TRI-LEVEL IN 2019

Let's show Southern that Kentucky plays tennis!
Players: form a new Tri-Level team and be entered to win $200 team VISA gift card!
Local League Coordinators: bring Ti-Level to your area or increase your teams and be entered to win $100 Amazon gift card!    For local league dates and help finding a team please contact your Local League Coordinator.  Championship and contest information READ MORE
  
SAINT FRANCIS TENNIS IN TRAINING

120 1st - 8th grade kids are having fun and working on their tennis game every Thursday at St. Francis in Louisville!  The future of tennis! 


  
YOU CAN EARN EXTRA MONEY!
 
If you run a new entry level tournament in 2019, you could qualify to earn some extra cash!   READ MORE
 
 
WHEELCHAIR TENNIS IN BOWLING GREEN

Register now for Spring and Fall programming.  READ MORE


SECOND SERVE

You've participated in Tennis Apprentice, now  Second Serve League is for you or any beginning player!  Registering in Louisville now!   READ MORE
UK TENNIS CAMP

Registration now open for UK Tennis Camp June 16-20 and 14-18!
PLEASE CONSIDER

Please consider submitting a nomination for the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame by July 31.
THE CHALLENGE IS ON

Southern is challenging Tournament Directors to see who can host the largest adult Fast4 Tournament! $750 in prizes.  READ MORE
ALMOST OUT OF TIME

Sign up now for the Tennis Industry Award winning adult rec league.  Fun on and off the court for over 21 and under 40 players.  All areas run 8-week sessions and no minimum skill level is required.  
Louisville starts April 22nd
Lexington starts April 24th
Somerset starts May 14th
Contact  Bryan Hash to bring a league to your area!
SUNDAY IS A FUNDAY FOR TENNIS IN LOUISVILLE

Three Sunday Fundays are set in Louisville at Seneca park.
June 30, 2:00 - 4:00 - Patriotic Party
August 4, 2:00 - 4:00 - Beach Bash
October 27, 2:00 - 4:00 - Football Fun
JOIN THE FUN

Register for the 2019 Bluegrass Open in Louisville, Kentucky on May 25th!
Draws will close when they reach capacity so make sure you secure your spot today!


SAVE THE DATE

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships July 29- August 4 at UK's Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.
You won't want to miss the Rise to Glory as the pros battle it out on their road to the US Open!!!
Events include: USTA Appreciation Party (Aug 2), Family Fun Night, Ladies Day and Latino Night. 
NEW PILOT 18-39 LEAGUE

Keep your eyes open for a new 18-39 league playing a fun format!  Pilot launching in Louisville soon






TOC UK OPEN

The first Tennis On Campus University of Kentucky Open was held in March.  Teams from the Midwest, Southern, and Missouri Region participated.   READ MORE






LET THE CHILDREN COME

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






TEAM USA SECTIONAL COACHES WORKSHOP

USTA Southern Sectional Coaches Workshop will be held May 3 in Atlanta, Georgia.  RSVP by April 26! 





REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

You still have time to get a team or a doubles partner!
Registration deadline is May 8th.
Projected forecast for May 17 - 19 is 77 and sunny the entire weekend!! 
REGISTER

Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky 
  

Leon Zegart Junior Championships (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
April 26-28th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: April 23rd  REGISTER HERE

LTC May Championships (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
May 11-12th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: May 5th
REGISTER HERE

Kentucky Junior Open (Southern Level 4, 10U Green/Orange)
May 18-19th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: May 15th
REGISTER HERE

Joe Creason KY State Qualifier (Southern Level 2, 10U Green Orange)
May 25-29th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: May 17th
REGISTER HERE
Sponsored by Verizon Cellular Sales

MTC Berea Pat Wear Memorial (Southern Level 5)
May 25-27th, Berea
Registration Deadline: May 23rd
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!  

2018 YEARBOOK
 
 
The 2018 Yearbook has been published. READ MORE  If you have not received a yearbook in the mail by  March 31, and you would like a hard copy, please submit your REQUEST .


 
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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