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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

My letter begins with a significant loss in my life as a child which led me to the great state of Kentucky. How lucky I am to be surrounded by wonderful volunteers and staff that do whatever it takes to promote the game of tennis.  Pictured is the staff and volunteers; winners of a dance competition  and a donation of $250.00 for Raise A Racquet Foundation.   READ MORE
 
Dell
 
President
USTA Kentucky
"Tennis...It All Matters!"

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KENTUCKY TENNIS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Let me introduce our new inductees, Chuck Cooper, Jane Gamble and Eric Quigley.   READ MORE
OPEN COMMUNITY TENNIS MEETING IN BOWLING GREEN
 
Be part of a Grand Slam year for Bowling Green.  Please attend 6:00 pm, March 1 at Parks and Rec to discuss tennis offerings for all ages and abilities.  RSVP HERE   

  
SOUTHERN SENIOR CUP

It's time to consider participation in the Southern Senior Cup.  Deadline March 31.    READ MORE
BRUCE STONE NAMED KENTUCKY PTR MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Bruce Stone, of Louisville has been named PTR Kentucky Member of the Year this past week n Hilton Head South Carolina.  What an honor - Congratulations Bruce.  READ MORE
NEW LOCAL LEAGUE COORDINATOR IN LEXINGTON

Help us welcome Leslie Russ as a new Local League Coordinator in Lexington!   READ MORE
SHARE YOUR LOVE

Refer a friend to USTA League. When you complete the form and they register by March 31, we give you a gift for sharing the love!
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ANNE GEIER CUP
 
National Senior Women's Tennis Associaltion Championship! Women's 35, 45, 55, 65, 75 age groups April 26-30 in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina.  
Entries close April 16.   READ MORE
TENNIS APPRENTICE CAN COME TO YOUR TOWN - GROUPS ARE FORMING NOW
 
Know someone who might be interested in learning to play tennis, or would your company like to start a group?  Tennis Apprentice is a 6 - 8 week program that teaches the basics of tennis and includes a FREE Tennis Racquet! 
GARY PLOCK INDUCTED INTO THE BALLARD HS HALL OF FAME
 
Gary was one of only three to win the Kentucky High School Sate Championship all four years. 
2017 KENTUCKY BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Thank you to all the 2017 Board and Committee members!   We are happy to have such great representation.
Adult league committee  READ MORE
Full List of Board and Committee Chairs. READ MORE
  
BEARS DEN COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Morgantown, KY has offered an amazing program where tennis meets education!    READ MORE  
REGISTERING LOUISVILLE AREA SCHOOLS FOR TENNIS PROGRAMMING

The Louisville 10 and Under Tennis Association is now registering schools who would like to offer tennis as an after-school activity for the spring .    READ MORE  
BLUEGRASS TENNIS ASSOC. PROVIDING TENNIS INSTRUCTION IN LEXINGTON AREA SCHOOLS

BTA can bring tennis to your school! 

LTC Winter Series #2 (KY Level 5, YTP Orange Level 1)
February 18-19, Lexington
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 1), 12's (Green), 14's, 16's, 18's
Tournament Director:
Amy Hisle
Registration Deadline: February 16th REGISTER HERE

Centre Court Championships #2 (YTP Orange Level 1 & 2)
February 18, Owensboro
Boys and Girls 10's (Orange Level 1 and 2)
Tournament Director:
Jake Shoemake
Registration Deadline: February 14th 
REGISTER HERE

Swing Into Spring Junior Championships (KY Level 3, Southern Level 5, YTP Green Level 1)
March 4-5, Louisville
Boys and Girls 10's (Green Level 1), 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's (Yellow)
Tournament Director:
Chris Mather
 
Registration Deadline: March 1st REGISTER HERE


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EMMA CHARNEY REPRESENTS KENTUCKY AT CROSS SECTIONAL CAMP  
 
Emma  will represent Kentucky at a cross sectional camp at the new Home of America Tennis in Orlando Feb 17-19. Good luck Emma!
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YOHARI SALAMA CROWNED 2017 MISS BLACK TEEN KENTUCKY US AMBASSADOR   
 
Yohari, of Shelbyville ran on the platform tennis is for everyone and will represent Kentucky in July in Orlando Florida! 
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10U GROUP REPRESENTS TEAM KENTUCKY AT MEMPHIS OPEN
 
A group of excelling 10 and under players are traveling to Memphis February 17-19 to participate in the first ever EDC Camp connected with the ATP Memphis Open.  Good luck!    READ MORE   

  
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS LOOKING FOR $$
 
USTA College Scholarships available to high school senior tennis players!    READ MORE   

  
BLUEGRASS RACQUET CLUB TO HOST PTR WORKSHOP
 
Bluegrass Racquet Club in Nicholasville, KY is hosting a PTR 11-17 Certification Workshop.  
Feb. 22 & 23.   READ MORE   

  
ALFIE CHENG RECOGNIZED
 
Congratulations to Alfie Cheng, Lake Cumberland Tennis Association, for receiving the State Volunteer Service Award at the USTA Kentucky Annual Meeting!   

  
65+ OVER REC LEAGUE

Various opportunities for 65 + Over Recreational League play in Louisville are coming ... stay tuned for details in next month's newsletter!
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

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.
YOUR LOCAL LEAGUE COORDINATORS

Looking for additional league playing opportunity?  How about getting a family member or friend involved in tennis? 
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SUPPORT RAISE A RACQUET FOUNDATION

Be sure to check out scholarship and funding opportunities available through USTA Kentucky's endowment fund, Raise a Racquet. 
 
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