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2021 USTA Alabama Award Winners

The 2021 USTA Alabama award winners were recognized at the annual meeting held on February 5th, 2022 by zoom.

 

The USTA Alabama Annual Meeting was held by zoom on Saturday February 5th. 

 

Congratulations to the 2021 USTA Alabama Award Winners! 


Below are the current awards.
 

Local League Coordinator of the Year – Perry Baker, 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.

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Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year – Greg Edwards, Tuscaloosa  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.

 

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Female Player of the Year - Jenny Logan - Birmingham

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Family of the Year - The Albright Family, Tuscaloosa  Awarded annually to a family that has been outstanding in its promotion of tennis.
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Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award – Katrina Wilson, Montgomery  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.
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Charity Tournament of the Year – Serve it up with love – Child Advocacy Center - Mobiel,  Awarded annually to the tennis event that generously donates its proceeds to a philanthropic cause.
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Tennis Professional of the Year – Kristijan Mitrovski, 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.
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Volunteer of the Year – Wendy Bucheit, Tuscaloosa Awarded annually to a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to all aspects of the game of tennis.
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Tennis Official of the Year – Alan Todd, Montgomery Awarded annually to the certified official who has made outstanding contributions to tennis officiating in Alabama.
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Junior Players of the Year - Male – Parker Jacques, Huntsville, Female – Philippa Roy, Birmingham  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.
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Adult Tournament of the Year – Wynlakes NTRP Clay Court Classic – Dani Leal, Montgomery

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Junior Tournament of the Year – Wynlakes Junior Clay Court Classic – Dani Leal, Montgomery
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League Captains of the Year - Male – David Loe, Montgomery, Female – Laura Mikos, Birmingham Awarded annually to the male and female USTA League captain who has achieved a level of excellence in captaining, demonstrating character, sportsmanship, and leadership.

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Elaine Francis Excellence Award – Libbie Hamilton, Mobile  This award goes to not just a good tennis player but the whole package of what tennis represents which includes: Exemplifies character and leadership, Enthusiasm for the game, Looked up to and admired by their peers
And most of all conducts self like a true champion in all aspects of life
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NJTL State and National Essay Contest Winner - Calvin and Caleb Kim, Tuscaloosa

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Click here to see last years recipients.

 

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