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The 2018 USTA Alabama Awards luncheon was held at Vestavia Country Club on February 17th.  Please click below for pictures.

Click here to see last years recipients.

 

USTA Alabama award nominations are open until September 30th.  To nominate please click on the link below.

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Nominations for awards will open on August 1st and close on September 30th.  A link to the awards website will be provided at that time.  

Below are the current awards.
 
League Player of the Year - Awarded annually to the male and female league player who exemplifies the spirit of league play.  The player must have participated in a minimum of two league events during the year; demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship on and off the court; and had an outstanding record in league play.
 
Local League Coordinator of the Year - Awarded annually to the individual who has been outstanding in the coordination of league play at the local level.  Factors to be considered are increase in team participation; increase in player participation; and overall management of coordinator's responsibilities.
 
Community Tennis Association of the Year - Awarded annually to a member organization to recognize outstanding service to the local community, to the organization  members, and to the game itself.
 
Family of the Year - Awarded annually to a family that has been outstanding in its promotion of tennis.
 
Tournament of the Year - Awarded annually to the sanctioned tournament that best demonstrates the USTA and ATA standards of organizing and conducting a successful tournament.
 
Charity Tournament of the Year - Awarded annually to the tennis event that generously donates its proceeds to a philanthropic cause.
 
Tennis Professional of the Year - Awarded annually to the professional that demonstrates a significant contribution to the game of tennis through their promotion of the USTA's programs and their support to the USTA Mission Statement.
 
Volunteer of the Year - Awarded annually to a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to all aspects of the game of tennis.
 
Tennis Official of the Year - Awarded annually to the certified official who has made outstanding contributions to tennis officiating in Alabama.
 
Junior Player of the Year - Awarded annually to the male and female junior player who best exemplifies the finest qualities of sportsmanship in tournament play and the finest traditions of the great sportsmen of tennis past and present.
 
League Captain of the Year - Awarded annually to the male and female USTA League captain who has achieved a level of excellence in capataining, demonstrating character, sportsmanchip, and leadership.
 
Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year -  Awarded annually to the individual who has been outstanding in the coordination of junior team tennis at the local level.  Factors to be considered are increase in team participation; increase in player participation; and overall management of coordinator's responsibilities.
 
Adult Player of the Year -  Awarded annually to the male and female adult player who best exemplifies the finest qualities of sportsmanship in tournament play and the finest traditions of the great sportsmen of tennis past and present.
 
Hubert Kessler Inspiration Cup - Hubert Kessler of Tuscaloosa, AL, an avid tennis player and tennis volunteer for Tuscaloosa, and USTA Alabama, held several offices in his volunteer lifetime. After his term as President of USTA Alabama, he was appointed as Chair of the USTA Alabama Hall of the Fame Committee.  Hubert’s complete dedication to promoting tennis in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, and his commitment to USTA Alabama tennis, continues to be an inspiration to all who knew him.

 The selection responsibility for the Award, was given to the Hall of Fame Committee by the USTA Alabama Board of Directors. It is presented annually at the Hall of Fame Ceremony, to a person in Alabama who has shown excellence in volunteering for tennis, in his, or her local community.  The permanent award resides in the USTA Alabama Hall of Fame room with the engraved name of each recipient. Each recipient receives an engraved award for personal keepsake.  The Committee takes great pride in this award as it represents the work and life of a great friend to USTA Alabama Tennis.

 

 
 
 
 
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