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2020 USTA Alabama Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2020 USTA Alabama Award Winners! 

Below are the current awards.
Local League Coordinator of the Year - Meg Edwards, Tuscaloosa  - 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 - Dream Court, INC, Jessica Weyrueter Montgomery 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 - The Reel Family, Tuscaloosa  Awarded annually to a family that has been outstanding in its promotion of tennis.
Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award - Tuscaloosa Tennis Assoc./Eagles Wings  This award is presented to the individual or organization who demonstrates sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion through the following actions: actively champions, visibly embraces and celebrates diversity on and off the court by employing goals and strategies that create an inclusive environment; reaches out to a diverse audience through participation in community activities that celebrate diversity and inclusion; provides leadership opportunities that reflect interest in individual traits, skills, and talents of others; and proactively seeks opinions and gathers feedback from a diverse audience to gain additional perspectives and learn from others.
Charity Tournament of the Year - Acing ALS Event - John Jerome, Auburn Awarded annually to the tennis event that generously donates its proceeds to a philanthropic cause.
Tennis Professional of the Year - Gerald Henderson, Birmingham 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 - Lavonda Keel, Birmingham 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 - Chris Rodger, Auburn Awarded annually to the certified official who has made outstanding contributions to tennis officiating in Alabama.
Junior Players of the Year - Male - Kaustubh Holcomb, Huntsville, Female - Alana Boyce, Huntsville  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 Captains of the Year - Male - Glen Peters, Birmingham, Female - Gina Sellers, Montgomery Awarded annually to the male and female USTA League captain who has achieved a level of excellence in captaining, demonstrating character, sportsmanship, and leadership.
Wheelchair Tennis Excellence Award -  Cole Camp, Tuscaloosa  The Wheelchair Tennis Excellence Award recognizes a wheelchair tennis player, program volunteer or tournament in the Southern Section that demonstrates outstanding community service, on-court ability, event organization and overall promotion of wheelchair tennis.