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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Celebrating the US Open 50th Anniversary we recognize the first winner - Arthur Ashe

He wanted his legacy to be more than just being a great tennis player, but he realized that his ability as a tennis player gave him a platform to make a difference in the world.  

This month we are fortunate that many in our community are receiving recognition for making a difference!   READ MORE
Keep on Servin'!
Rainey!
CONGRATULATIONS JULIE!
 
The Southern Tennis Foundation and USTA Southern announced Julie Ditty along with two others are scheduled for induction into the 2019 class of the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame.   READ MORE
CONGRATULATIONS MATT AND MIKE!

Mike Eden and Matthew Emery have been nominated to the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame. Congratulations to our well deserving nominees.  READ MORE
 
CONGRATULATIONS MEG!

Meg Peavy was selected be a WLKY Bell Award recipient on October 4th at the Omni. Cermony will air on Oct 20.   READ MORE
RAIN GIVES YOU ANOTHER CHANCE!

Attention tennis players near Cumberland! The Alton Blakley Lake Cumberland Open was re-scheduled for Sept. 29, 30 due to rain.The registration deadline is Tuesday night (Sept. 25) at 6 p.m. EST. If you registered before, you 
MUST RE-REGISTER for the tournament. Help spread the word!.   READ MORE
CONGRATULATIONS MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONS!

Below are the teams advancing to compete at the Sectional Championships!
18 & Over
October 12 - 15 in Little Rock, AR
6.0 Lou/Galla
8.0 Lou/Simpson

40 & Over
October 12 - 15 in Little Rock, AR
7.0 Lou/Price - pictured
8.0 Lou/Miesner
8.0 Pur/Hubbard (wildcard)

55 & Over, November 9 - 11 in Little Rock, AR
7.0 Lou/Shulak
8.0 Hop/Wimsatt

CONGRATULATIONS 65 & OVER CHAMPIONS!

3.0w Lou/Hoskins
3.5w Lou/Hash
4.0w Lou/Smith

3.5m Lou/Higgins & Ellis (pictured)
4.0m Lou/Shapero

4th ANNUAL WOOD RACQUET BENEFIT CLASSIC HELD IN ELIZABETHTOWN 

A great day with fun, great tennis & delicious food was enjoyed by all.
CONGRATULATIONS! 

Congratulations Elias Ghofoori - 2018 NJTL Auther Ashe Essay Winner! 
WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CLINIC

The clinic will be held in Bowling Green on Nov 3rd.  Open to individuals with and without disabilities!  Register and come join the fun.    READ MORE  
WTCA's Anderson Scholarship

Louisville's Tammy Anderson established the WTCA's Anderson Scholarship and this year 11 deserving women were awarded the scholarship for the opportunity to further their coaching education.  
 
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers needed in Lexington to help with the COMBO Doubles Championships, October 12 - 14
If interested, please contact 
Nancy Sebring  or 859-552-8792
HEADED TO 18 & OVER NATIONALS

4.0 Men from Louisville, captained by Rusty Miesner are the sectional champions and will compete at the National level in  Arlington, TX, October 5 - 7.  Wish them luck!
COMBO DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Combo Doubles Championships to be held in Lexington.
Teams advancing either direct or from winning your Local League, registration is open!
For details and registration  




HELP KIDS PLAY MORE TENNIS

Here is an opportunity to easily run an entry level 1/2 - 1 day jr tournament and make a little extra money!   READ MORE
SOUTHERN JR. CUP PLAYERS KICKS IT ON THE COURTS!

Our Southern Jr. Cup players were outstanding. Some highlights below:
Matt Halpin - undefeated 8-0
Jacks Lancaster - undefeated 8-0
Carrie Beckman 7-1
Emma Charney 7-1
Piper Charney 7-1
As a team Kentucky beat Mississippi and Alabama!
Congratulations to all the competitors!
WISH OUR TEAMS GOOD LUCK!

Teams advancing to Tri-Level Sectionals next month in Jackson, MS
18 & Over
3.5,3.0,2.5 Women Lou/Morris
4.0,3.5,3.0 Women Lou/Voss
4.5,4.0,3.5 Women Pur/Miller
 
40 & Over
4.0,3.5,3.0 Women Lou/Haara
4.5,4.0,3.5 Women Lou/Campbell
 
55 & Over
4.0,3.5,3.0 Women Lou/Stone
KY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kentucky State Championship bids due November 1st.  If you would like a State Championship in your area, check with your local Community Tennis Association about hosting one of six League Championships.  For more information, contact 


Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky 
 

LIRC KY Fall Junior Championships (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
September 29-30, Louisville
Registration Deadline: September 26th 
REGISTER HERE

Brenda Emery/Cross Court Circuit #2 
(KY Level 3, Southern Level 5, YTP Green/Orange)
September 29-30, Lexington
Registration Deadline: September 26th 

Centre Court Fall Junior Classic 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
October 6-7, Owensboro
Registration Deadline: October 2nd 

LTC October Championships 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Orange)
October 13-14, Louisville
Registration Deadline: October 7th 

Spindletop Slam 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Green)
October 19-21, Lexington
Registration Deadline: October 16th 

LIRC October Junior Championships 
(KY Level 4, Southern Level 5, YTP Green)
October 27-28, Louisville
Registration Deadline: October 24th 

Contact Bryan Hash or READ MORE
NET GENERATION
 
Working together to create our next generation of tennis greats!  

USTA KENTUCKY YEARBOOK
   
Year in review!  Check out some tennis super stars for 2017!  
Click Here to receive a mailed copy.  
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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