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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

I have a question for you ...what do Egypt, Peru, Kentucky and USTA have in common? The answer is, "a lot more than you might think," and I am so excited to share this amazing connection with you this month!   READ MORE
Keep on Servin'!
Rainey!
BLUEGRASS ROLLERS
 
Wheelchair Tennis Clinic May 19 - June 30 at Bluegrass Racquet Club in Nicholasville.  
ONE HAND WONDER HEADED TO TIFFIN UNIVERSITY
 
Saint Francis senior TJ Richardson has beaten the odds and has signed to play tennis for Tiffin University  
2019 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
  
2019 League Championship Season is here!

Adult 55 & Over - May 24 - 26, Henderson, KY

Registration Deadline May 15th


 

Adult 18 & Over - June 14 - 16, Louisville, KY

Registration Deadline June 5th


 

Adult 40 & Over  - June 21 - 23, Lexington, KY

Registration Deadline June 12th 

GOLD LEVEL COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATIONS

There are 26 CTA's in Kentucky and 4 have reached the Gold Level Standard!  CONGRATULATIONS TO LOUISVILLE 10 AND UNDER TENNIS ASSOCIATION!   READ MORE   

 
PLAY TRI-LEVEL IN 2019 
AND WIN $$

Let's show Southern that Kentucky plays tennis!
Players and Coordinators have a chance of winning $$.   For help finding a team please contact your Local League Coordinator.  Championship and contest information READ MORE
  
CHURCHILL DOWNS FAMILY ADVENTURE DAY

Missed Derby??  We'll be playing tennis near the paddock at Adventure Day on May 19.  Come join the fun! READ MORE  


  
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
 
 
SHARE THE LOVE, WIN $50

Tennis Apprentice sessions starting Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th in Louisville.
Introduce someone to the next session of Tennis Apprentice & win a chance for a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Drawing to be held Monday, July 1st

READ MORE
SECOND SERVE - KEEP PLAYING

You've participated in Tennis Apprentice, now  Second Serve League is for you or any beginning player!  Registering in Louisville now with play beginning May 29!  
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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS

The Braidy Industries $60,000 Women's Tennis Classic will be held in Ashland, Kentucky July 20 - 28.  Watch the pros compete for the title. READ MORE
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
WAY TO RALLY!

Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy together with Raise a Racquet and over 80 donors raised nearly $8,000 to re-open Chickasaw Park's historic clay courts!  This couldn't have been accomplished without the dedication of Aretha Fuqua and Donnis Morris of the West Louisville Tennis Association!
PLAY ON THE NEWLY RESURFACED CHICKASAW CLAY COURTS!

Play the Arthur Lloyd Johnson memorial Tennis Tournament hosted by West Louisville Tennis Association June 20 - 23. 
ENTRY LEVEL JR. TOURNAMENTS

Bob Love, Kentucky's only USPTA Master Professional, created the Heartland JD Series for entry-level and novice players. These six one-day tournaments are held in Elizabethtown June through August.
Cost: $ 18 (including TennisLink Fee)   
Divisions:     
Orange Ball 10 and under
Green Ball 12 and under
June 15, June 29, July 13,  July 27, August 3 & August 24
More Information contact Bryan Hash
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. 
KNOW ANY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES?

New 18-39 league playing a competitive fun format!  Pilot launching in Louisville June 2.   Register by May 27 for a chance to win $100 GC.   MORE INFORMATION






KIDS SUMMER PROGRAMS ACROSS THE STATE!

Check with your local providers.  Kid's summer programs and camps are registering across the state!
ustaky.com - Find your area tab.






LET THE CHILDREN COME

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







Find all links to sanctioned junior tournaments in Kentucky 
  

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
Sponsord by Verizon Cellular Sales

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

MTC Barbourville Union College (Southern Level 5)
June 1-2nd, Barbourville
Registration Deadline: May 29th
REGISTER HERE

ATS Grayson Heart of the Parks Tennis Classic (Southern Level 5)
June 6-8th, Grayson
Registration Deadline: June 1st
REGISTER HERE

LTC Summer Series #1 (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
June 8-9th, Lexington
Registration Deadline: June 5th
REGISTER HERE

LIRC June Junior Championships (Southern Level 5, 10U Orange)
June 8-9th, Louisville
Registration Deadline: June 4th REGISTER HERE

CKTS Bowling Green Tennis Open (Southern Level 5)
June 8-9th, Bowling Green
Registration Deadline: June 5th
REGISTER HERE

MTC Garrard County Open (Southern Level 5)
June 8-9th, Lancaster
Registration Deadline: June 5th
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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