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PRESIDENT'S CORNER

 I want to talk this month about something that is very near and dear to my heart, Raise A Racquet .  I cannot begin to tell you how important this Foundation is to our state. In 2015, Raise A Racquet awarded $3,000.00 in educational scholarships to Kentucky High School seniors through the Jason Isaacs Memorial Fund and over $5,000.00 in grant monies were awarded to Kentucky Junior players. For 2016, similar grants have been awarded along with monies to purchase a tennis wheelchair.  National Make a Difference Day is October 22. Together, "Let's Make a Difference!" READ MORE


Dell Kelly
President
USTA Kentucky
Tennis...It All Matters!
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The Annual Kentucky Community Development Workshop is scheduled for Saturday October 22.  This workshop is an opportunity to gather community tennis leaders from over 20 different areas across our state, to learn, grow and be empowered to provide tennis in their respective communities. READ MORE
NEW RECREATIONAL LEAGUE!

Adults sixty-five and over are invited to participate in the newest recreational league being offered in Louisville.
Act fast - registration closing very soon!
TENNIS APPRENTICE CAN COME TO YOUR TOWN BY REQUEST!
 
Know someone who might be interested in learning to play tennis?Tennis Apprentice is a 6 - 8 week program that teaches the basics of tennis and includes a FREE Tennis Racquet! 
JCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS START RALLYING WITH NEW YOUTH LEAGUE 
 
JCPS elementary students are having a great time with their new 7 team tennis league.   This is the first program of its kind within JCPS!  READ MORE
 
Festival of the Horse (KY Level 3, Southern Level 5)
October 21st-23rd, Georgetown
Registration Deadline: October 18th REGISTER

Hilltopper Tennis Classic (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5)
October 29-30, Bowling Green
Registration Deadline: October 23rd REGISTER

LTC November Championships (KY Level 4, Southern Level 5)
November 5-6, Louisville
Registration Deadline: October 30th REGISTER

Contact Bryan Hash for more details.
 
TENNIS BLOCK PARTY!
 
Nearly 40 third through eighth grade students had a great day being "Served" in Munfordville.

  
ADULT 55 MEN HEADED TO NATIONALS!
 
Be sure to wish them all the best of luck and follow their results!
  
ADULT TRI-LEVEL TEAM WINS SECTIONALS!
 
The Miesner team from Louisville were the Tri-Level Sectional winners last weekend in Mississippi! 
  
REFUSE TO LOSE!

The new RTL  is now a ONE NIGHT EVENT Fundraiser for Cancer Research. The "short set" Doubles Tennis Tournament and party are BOTH on Saturday night November 5th! READ MORE
  
LOVE THAT ART!

Congratulations to the Paducah Tennis Association for hosting another successful Love that Art! Auction in Paducah, Kentucky. Raising over $34,500
to benefit the Chad Gamble Tennis Foundation and the Yeiser Art Center. READ MORE

ELIZABETHTOWN'S WOOD RACQUET BENEFIT IS ANOTHER SMASH HIT!

The Wood Racquet Benefit Classic sponsored by Hilliard Lyons raised over $2,000 for Hosparus Central Kentucky in memory of TJ Rhoades.
PLAY IT FORWARD GRANT

Over $1.2 million has been made available for programs and tournaments focused on innovative ideas and growth based programming. The next deadline is October 31st, 2016. 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

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. READ MORE
 
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