April - Issue 153
Your monthly news & updates
PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE
Last year at this time, the pandemic forced the closure of our tennis clubs and public courts. Thankfully, the situation is much better this year and tennis is being played at the high school, college, adult league and professional level in Kentucky and across the Nation. Read More

At your service,
Mike Eden
USTA KENTUCKY STAFF TAKING ACTION
USTA Kentucky has taken active steps to enhance diversity training having their second of three Courageous Conversations focusing on racial issues. Executive Director Jason Miller said “USTA KY has always stood for inclusion and our sport being open to all, but it remains apparent we must continue to provide opportunities and leadership in this area.” Read More
2020 USTA KENTUCKY YEARBOOK
The 2020 USTA Kentucky Yearbook has been released. Read More or Click Here to request a copy.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION GRANT
The USTA Southern Diversity and Inclusion grant will be available again in 2021. The deadline is May 31st. (amounts usually range from $250 to $1000) to initiate or expand tennis programming at the local level. Contact Cee Jai Jones 770-368-8200 for additional information.
JOANNE WALLEN, FIRST FEMALE SR DIRECTOR OF USTA'S NATIONAL CAMPUS
Help us congratulate Kentucky's own Jo Wallen, former USTA KY Board Member, Junior Comp Chair and General Manager at Lexington Tennis Club as she takes her new role in Orlando. Read More
LEGENDS OF KENTUCKY TENNIS THE HALL OF FAME SERIES PODCAST - JULIE DITTY QUALLS
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. The second conversation is with Julie Ditty Qualls. Listen Now or on Spotify.
LEXINGTON CLINIC ORTHOPEDICS - TENNIS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
The USTA KY is pleased to announce an association with Lexington Clinic Orthopedics-Sports Medicine Center and its Center of Excellence in Tennis Sports Medicine - one of only 2 centers in the USA to receive the designation of Center of Excellence in Tennis Sports Medicine from the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science, the international society for tennis sports medicine professionals. Read More
SOUTHERN PODCASTS FEATURING TWO OF KENTUCKY'S GREATS
Talking Tennis Southern Style features two of our own - Bruce Stone Southern NJTL Chapter of the Year winner and Charles Crawford, Southern Diversity & Inclusion winner. Listen Now
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
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TENNIS SKILLS CLINIC
Open to all ages and abilities! May 22 and May 30 at Top Seed Tennis Club in Lexington. Read More
COMMUNITY TENNIS IS IN FULL SWING
Paducah Tennis Association is offering five Sundays of youth clinics, Junior Team Tennis, and Tennis Apprentice for beginning adults.

Similar programming is being offered in your local community. Reach out to your local CTA! Click Here
RECORD BREAKING PAVO LOCO TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The 8th Annual Pavo Loco Tennis Tournament hosted at the Lexington Tennis Club on, March 18-21 was a record breaking year for the tournament for both funds raised for the Kids Cancer Alliance, and participants. There were 155 registrations with 100% of the net proceeds donated to the Kids Cancer Alliance. The tournament has generated $80,000 in net proceeds over the last eight years.
ANNUAL COURT CLEAN UP IN ASHLAND
Ashland Tennis Club had its Annual Spring Cleanup for the summer season. There were over 20 volunteers from GATA, Build Ashland and Kiwanis of Kyova. Collectively there logged over 120 volunteer hours. The youngest being 6 and the oldest 87 years young!
TRI-LEVEL SECTIONALS IN LOUISVILLE AGAIN - TIME TO FIND A TEAM
Registration is open in Louisville, Lexington and other areas of the state. Keep an eye on your area. Click Here
For Louisville Click Here
(initial roster deadline 5/4)
For Lexington Click Here (initial roster deadline 5/27 (40+) 7/15 (18+/55+)
Don't miss the fun!
ADULT LEAGUE MIXED DOUBLES REGISTRATION OPEN
Registration is open in Lexington and other areas of the state. Keep an eye on your area! Click Here
TACK Mixed Doubles League play begins June 7th. Read More
ADULT LEAGUE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for all Adult League State Championships.
Bowling Green - Sept 9-12
Henderson - June 4-6
Lexington - July 9-11
Louisville - May 14-16, June 25-27, Sept 24-26 and Oct. 15-17
Owensboro - Aug 27-29
WTT
WTT is playing again in Louisville.
Three sessions offered beginning May 3.
Teams: Minimum of 4 players/
Maximum of 10
National advancement opportunities!
If you would like WTT in your area
ADULT SINGLES LEAGUE
Registration is now open through May 4th for the Adult Singles league in Louisville. Outdoor play begins the week of May 10th and runs through July 4th. Registration & More Info
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY TENNIS ON CAMPUS TEAM COMPETES AT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
The University of Kentucky brought 3 teams with a total of 20 players to the Tennis on Campus tournament in Tennessee. This is the first TOC event Kentucky has participated in since the onset of COVID. Congrats to all the players!
JTT
JTT teams are forming across the state! Find your local coordinators Click Here
Louisville
14U & 18U coordinator Ciara Warren
507-236-5094
10U & 12U coordinator Kellee Dicks
502-439-8592
All levels welcome!
JASON ISAACS MEMORIAL DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
The Jason Isaacs Memorial Doubles Tournament will be held May 28 - 30, 2021 at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville. Registration deadline is May 20. Every entrant who is planning to play tennis in college qualifies to apply for the Jason Isaacs Memorial College Scholarship. Register Now
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Kentucky High School Championships are around the corner! This is a great time to get outside, enjoy the fresh spring air, and support your local high school teams and these student-athletes. Read More
UPCOMING JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
Joe Hightower Junior Tournament (Level 6)
Louisville, April 24th-25th
Deadline: April 20th
REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE
 
Leon Zegart Junior Championship (Level 6)
Louisville, May 8-9
Deadline: May 5th
REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE
 
Frankfort Country Club Grand Prix
(10U Event)
Frankfort, May 8th
Deadline: May 4th
REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE
 
Louisville Tennis Club Grand Prix
(10U Event)
Louisville, May 22-23
Deadline: May 16th
REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE

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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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