The following first 5 award categories will be considered for submission to USTA New England’s Award Recognition Ceremony at New England Tennis Weekend in November 2018 and if selected will be further submitted for national recognition.
Deadline for submission July 20th, 2018
Please note any nominee must be accompanied with this person/organization is deserving of this award. Please provide specific examples. (The nominations with the most detail will be give the greater consideration…)
NTJL Chapter of the Year
Awarded to the USTA NJTL chapter that showed an exemplary commitment to the sport through tennis. educational programming and community partnerships. The chapter must a registered NJTL with USTA and must offer tennis and educational programming. The nominated NJTL should also demonstrate partnerships with other local organizations, promote, and utilize the 10 and Under Tennis format.
USTA Organization of the Year*
Awarded to the USTA organization that best exemplifies service to the community, service to its members through junior and adult programs and service to the game of tennis.
USTA Community Tennis Association of the Year*
Awarded to the registered USTA Community Tennis Association that made the greatest impact on its community during the past year through programming, events and partnerships. The nominated CTA must be registers with the USTA. The CTA should offer quality USTA programming with consistent growth in participation and should establish partnerships with other local organization. The CTA should also demonstrate organization structure and volunteer recruitment.
USTA Jr. Team Tennis Organizer of the Year
Awarded to the individual who makes an extraordinary effort to organize, facilitate, coach and/or promote USTA New England’s Jr. Team Tennis programming. The nominee should demonstrate collaboration with local organizations and/or sponsors, show consistent growth in JTT participation and promote and use the 10 and Under Tennis format if applicable
Tennis Family of the Year
“The MTA Tennis Family of the Year Award was established in 2012 to honor the family that has significantly helped promote and grow the game of tennis in Maine.”
The following award categories will be recognized at the annual MTA Award Ceremony January 26th, 2019 and those categories matching USTA NE’s awards will be submitted for New England/National recognition
Recreation Dept of the Year
In recognition for the Park & Recreation Department that has been exemplary in supporting tennis programming in Maine
Corporate Sponsor of the Year
In recognition of their consistent and ongoing support for tennis in Maine
Tournament Director of the Year
In recognition for the years of outstanding personal effort directing and developing tennis tournaments in Maine
Adult Tournament of the Year
Awarded to a MTA adult tournament that provided an optimal experience for Maine players during the past year. The tournament must be held at a well-maintained facility. The tournament director and organizers should communicate well with players before and during the tournament, provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, promote fair play and good sportsmanship, and provide suitable amenities and tournament awards.
Special Tennis Event of the Year
Awarded to an outstanding New England tennis event worthy of special recognition. The event can be, but is not limited to a tournament, fundraiser, a play event, etc.
Junior Player Development Award
To recognize the accomplishments for working with and developing outstanding juniors in Maine
Volunteer of the Year
Recognizing the time, effort and personal sacrifice that accompanies a willingness to help promote and develop the game of tennis in Maine
Junior Sportsperson Female/Male
Recognizing the highest level of sportsmanship on and off the court
USTA League Captain of the Year
In recognition for the years of effort in promoting and developing USTA League Tennis in Maine
Lifetime Service Award
This award recognizes a lifetime of giving to the game of tennis in Maine
M/F Recognizing the highest level of sportsmanship on and off the court Recognizing the highest level of sportsmanship on and off the court
High School Coach of the Year
In recognition for current and past performance as Maine’s Men’s and Women’s High School Tennis Coaches of the Year
Indoor Club of the Year Award
In recognition for your contribution to the growth of tennis in Maine
10 and Under Teaching Professional of the Year
In recognition for the effort, time and patience to bring young children into the game of a lifetime
Special Recognition Award
This individual epitomizes the criterion many fold. Caring, compassionate, committed, creative, successful are just some of the descriptive words that help describe this person as they more than meet the criteria set out to recognize people.
Youth Humanitarian Award
Awarded to a youth tennis player who contributes to his/her community in a Impactful way. For example: volunteering with a youth tennis program, hunger prevention, tutoring classmates or teammates.