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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

Making tennis more reflective of our population here in Kentucky, begins at the grass roots level. It must be action oriented to be successful with every member of the tennis community.   READ MORE
 
Dell
 
President
USTA Kentucky
"Tennis...It All Matters!"

LOUISVILLE TENNIS IN THE PARKS!

The deadline to register for summer programs in the parks, run by the Louisville 10 and Under Tennis Association is May 29th!  

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUES

Leagues have begun registration throughout the state.  Championship leagues are those regulated by USTA National where players can advance beyond their local leagues to state, sectional, and national championships.  Kentucky State Championship in Owensboro July 14-16.
ACE IT FOR AUTISM

Tennis lessons for children with autism at Bass Rudd Louisville. Tuesday June 13 - July 18 
12:30 - 2:00 pm.   READ MORE
USTA KENTUCKY 
HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS DUE JUNE 1

AWARDS NOMINATIONS OPEN JUNE 1

 
It's up to you - nominate Kentucky's best!  Submit Hall of Fame nominations before June 1 to be considered for this calendar year! Award nominations open June 1 - September 15 
  
ELIZABETHOWN TENNIS BLOCK PARTY MAY 27!

The Elizabethtown Tennis Commission will host a Summer
Block Party to kick off the Summer Tennis Programs.   10:30am-12:30pm at Freeman Lake Tennis Complex.  READ MORE 
LOUISVILLE WILD ACES!
 
Wild Aces - 50 & Over Rec League are having a ball on and off the court. Look for the next session registration this Fall.  READ MORE
NEW TENNIS APPRENTICE PROGRAM IN MADISONVILLE

Learn to play tennis in Madisonville, KY July 10 - Aug 21
READ MORE AND REGISTER
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON FOR THE 18 & OVER STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
18 & Over State Championship registration opens May 13!  Congrats to all eligible teams!   READ MORE
COOLEST COOLER GIVE-A-WAY
 
If you didn't play USTA Mixed Doubles or Combo in 2016, register in 2017 and be entered to win this coolest cooler!  READ MORE
JUNIOR PLAYERS - 
# YOUR PICS ON INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK!
 
Enter a drawing to win FREE registration to either UK Summer Tennis Camp or  U of L Summer Tennis Camp by posting your tennis pics on Facebook or Instagram with #tennisuk or #tennisuofl! Nearly $400 value!

TIME TO REGISTER 
FOR THE BUS
 
Tennis road trip to the Western & Southern in Cincinnati on Wednesday, August 16!  

LTC May Championships (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange Level 1)
May 20-21, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 1), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Registration Deadline: May 14th 

Joe Creason Kentucky State Qualifier (KY Level 1, Southern Level 3, YTP Green Level 1 and Orange Level 1)
May 27-31, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10's (Green Level 1, Orange Level 1), 12's, 14's, 16's, 18's (Yellow)
Registration Deadline: April 11th 

Top Gun Junior Summer Slam (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange Level 2)
June 3-4, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 2), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Registration Deadline: May 31st 

LTC Summer Series #2 (KY Level 5, YTP Orange Level 1)
June 3-4, Lexington
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 1), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Registration Deadline: June 1 

Frankfort Tennis Classic (KY Level 3, Southern Level 5)
June 9-11, Frankfort
Boys and Girls 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Registration Deadline: June 5th 

LIRC June Junior Championships (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange Level 2)
June 10-11, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 2), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Registration Deadline: June 6th 

Contact Bryan Hash or READ MORE
BECOME A CERTIFIED TENNIS COACH
 
PTR's 11-17 Jr. Development ACE program is coming to Louisville June 3 & 4.  Scholarships available!
ARTHUR LLOYD JOHNSON MEMORIAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT 
 
The USTA-Sanctioned Arthur Lloyd Johnson Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held June 23-25, 2017 in Louisville.  Limited Free Registrations!  READ MORE 
WELL DONE METCALFE HORNETS! 
 
Celebrate the fifteenth (yes, 15...2003-2017) consecutive year that Metcalfe tennis has qualified one or more players for the state tournament.    READ MORE
IT'S NOT TO LATE ...
 
Lake Cumberland Tennis Association's first ever Tennis Apprentice Adult Beginner lessons start May 16 until June 20. 
READ MORE  for programs in your area!
 
Sims sisters each win division of Kentucky Junior Open.  Don't forget to check out our Kentucky Jr's Tournament Central page to read what great tennis is being played by our juniors!
READ MORE
LOUISVILLE SCHOOL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

On May 7th, the Louisville 10 and Under Tennis Association hosted the first Spring School Tennis Championships.  Special thanks to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center at the University of Louisville for hosting the event!   READ MORE
ELIZABETHTOWN IS CELEBRATING TENNIS IN MAY

May has been proclaimed tennis month in Hardin County and the city of Elizabethtown!
PLAY IT FORWARD GRANT

Over $1.2 million has been made available for programs and tournaments focused on innovative ideas & growth based programming. The next deadline is June 30, 2017.  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

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