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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Tennis clubs are reopen and most local governments have allowed public courts to be reopened.  Thus, we are experiencing increased play this month at clubs and public courts throughout the state, so let's play safely.   READ MORE

At your service,
Mike Eden
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS CAPTAINS - CHANCE TO WIN

It's easy - volunteer to be a Junior  Team Tennis captain or to current team captains.  

FORM A NEW TEAM chance to win

  • $200 Amazon Gift Card for you
  • Pizza Party for your team

CURRENT CAPTAINS PLAY AT STATE chance to win

  • $200 Amazon Gift Card for you
  • Pizza Party for your team
READ MORE
LOCAL PLAY

Check your local CTA and Parks for current tennis programming!  
Offerings for new and experienced players!

CHARITY PRO TOURNAMENT

Top Seed in Nicholasville will host a charity pro tournament and silent auction July 3-5 benefiting  the Young Kings Scholarship Program.  This program assists young black men who are pursuing college, trade school or CDL certification.  Their goal is to raise $25K between ticket sales and silent auction.  
ADULT LEAGUE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR UPDATE

2020 League State Championships Calendar
(Updated 5/28/2020)
Kentucky is one of the few Southern States offering state championships.


ADULT LEAGUE IS BACK WITH A FEW CHANGES

Amended League Regulations
National/Southern/Kentucky




REGISTRATION OPEN - LOUISVILLE WILD ACES

Wild Aces 40 & Over Social League registration open!
Grab a tennis playing friend, meet some new tennis players!  
READ MORE.   Contact  Kathy Klein  to bring Wild Aces to your area!


REGISTRATION OPEN -LOUISVILLE TENNIS APPRENTICE 
 
Share your love for tennis with a non-tennis playing friend!
What a great way to get moving after being quarantined!  READ MORE
Contact Kathy Klein to bring Tennis Apprentice to your area!


KENTUCKY TENNIS 
HALL OF FAME

Please submit all nominations for the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame by July 31.  NOMINATE
COLLEGE TENNIS IS SUFFERING

While COVID-19 and the coronavirus concerns have affected all aspects of our current lives, college tennis has been especially hard hit.  There are things we can do to help!   
HENDERSON TENNIS IS UP AND RUNNING

3.5 men's 55 and over league, 3.5 ladies 18 and over league, and 4.0 men's 55 and over league registrations!. Contact Melanie Humbert 


CONGRATULATIONS TO GOLD LEVEL CTA'S

Nine CTA's have achieved Gold Level Status.  Our June Featured CTA is Elizabethtown Tennis Commission !  Check out their  WEBSITE and like them on  FACEBOOK  E-Town Open, July 3-5.
PURCHASE AREA TENNIS - TIME TO HIT THE COURT

Tennis Clinics for Grades k-8 will be on  Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Chris Allen will be instructing.   Call 270-226-5295 to register
 
Adult beginner and advanced clinics will begin June 23. 
Mel Purcell will be instructing. Call
270-753-9430 to register

SPOTLIGHT ON BROTHERS

James (left) and Henry Baughman (right)
#1 80's Men's Doubles
*Won Arthur Lloyd Johnson Memorial Tournament
*Won Kentucky Closed State Championship
RELIEF. RECOVER. REBUILD

Tennis Industry United has many resources  and valuable information to help maneuver   through these uncertain  times. READ MORE
TALKING TENNIS SOUTHERN STYLE PODCAST

Episode #2 guests include USTA Southern Adult League Chair Helen Martin, of Columbus, GA. Charlotte, NC's Kelly Flouhouse. Junior Coy Simon, of Charleston, SC, and former USTA Kentucky President Rainey Johns. LISTEN NOW

DROP SHOTS

Drop shots will be back on the courts as soon as possible.  Watch social media for updates!

LOUISVILLE
LEXINGTON
SOMERSET

THEY'RE BACK!

Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky  

Firecracker Open State Championship (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
July 4th-5th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: July 1st
REGISTER HERE

Hilltopper Classic State Championship (Southern Level 4, 10U Green)
July 10-12th, Bowling Green
Registration Deadline: July 7th
REGISTER HERE

Leon Zegart Junior Championships (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
July 18-19th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: July 15th REGISTER HERE

Bluegrass Summer Slam (Southern Level 5, 10U Green and Orange)
July 18-19th, Lexington
Registration Deadline: July 14th 
REGISTER HERE

Ryan Holder Championship (Southern Level 3, 10U Green)
August 7-9th, Lexington
Registration Deadline: August 2nd 
REGISTER HERE

LIRC Summer Championships (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
August 8-9th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: June 24th REGISTER HERE

LTC Clay Court State Championship (Southern Level 4, 10U Green)
August 14-16th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: July 19th 
REGISTER HERE

Owensboro Junior Open (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
August 15-16th, Owensboro
Registration Deadline: August 13th REGISTER HERE

Blessings in a Backpack Doubles (Southern Level 3, 10U Green)
August 21-23rd, Louisville
Registration Deadline: August 16th REGISTER HERE

Bowling Green All-In Championships (Southern Level 5)
August 22nd, Bowling Green
Registration Deadline: August 18th 
REGISTER HERE

Stuart Blazer Memorial State Champ. (Southern Level 4, 10U Green)
August 28-30th, Ashland
Registration Deadline: August 21st
REGISTER HERE

Contact  Bryan Hash   or  READ MORE
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2019 USTA KENTUCKY YEARBOOK

The 2019 Yearbook has been published.  READ MORE  If you  would like a hard copy, please submit your  REQUEST.


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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