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Sunburn Open receives Southern 2010 Award

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USTA Southern Announces 2010 Annual Award Recipients

November 23, 2010 04:45 PM
USTA Southern has announced its recipients for the 2010 awards given for tennis excellence on and off the court. With over 25 categories, winners will be recognized during the USTA Southern Annual Meeting in January at the Atlanta Perimeter Marriott Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. The awards presentation is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.
Volunteer members of the Awards Subcommittee and numerous other USTA Southern committees have selected winners from candidates nominated by USTA district staff and volunteers in the nine states which represent the section.
Winners of two of the most prestigious awards – the Jacobs Bowl and the Charlie B. Morris Jr. Service Award – will not be announced until the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame banquet on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 22.
Here are our 2010 USTA Southern award winners:

Adult Tournament of the Year: LATA Sunburn Open; Lexington, S.C.

Bill Ozaki Junior Sportsmanship Award: Molly O’Koniewski; Hilton Head Island, S.C.
DeWitt Redgrave III Junior Achievement Awards: Maxx Lipman, Nashville, Tenn. & Whitney Kay, Alpharetta, Ga.
Educational Merit Award: Phyllis Greene, After School Tennis & Education Program; Savannah, Ga.
Gerrie Rothwell Award: B.J. Johnson; Metairie, La.
Jr. Team Tennis Organizer of the Year: Julie Dick, Georgetown Tennis Assoc.; Georgetown, Ky.
Junior Tournament of the Year: Olde Forest Junior Open; Elon College, N.C.
Local League Coordinator of the Year: Paul Fultz; Bartlett, Tenn.
Marc Kaplan Media Excellence Award: Mike Saia, Family Circle Tennis Center; Charleston, S.C.
Marilyn Sherman Spirit Award: Mary Goins; Easley, S.C.
Member Organization of the Year: Olde Providence Racquet Club; Charlotte, N.C.
Mickey McNulty Family of the Year: The John Illges IV Family; Columbus, Ga.
NJTL Chapter of the Year: Atlanta Youth Tennis Foundation; Atlanta, Ga.
Slew Hester Male & Female Players of the Year: Joe Roberts; Greenville, S.C. & Burnett Herrick; Tarboro, N.C.
Southern Tennis Professional of the Year: Shane Wells, North Hills Club; Raleigh, N.C.
Special Tennis Event of the Year: St. Vincent Auxiliary Tour de Paul; Little Rock, Ark.
Team Tennis Event of the Year: USTA Southern Jr. Team Tennis Section Championships; Scott Novak, Mobile, Ala.
Tennis Official of the Year: Lee France, Cypress Hills Tennis Club; Greenville, Miss.
Tennis on Campus Club of the Year: University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tenn.
Tennis on Campus Leader of the Year: Melissa Argo, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Charlotte, N.C.
Wheelchair Player of the Year: Bob Masella; Columbia, S.C.
Wheelchair Tournament of the Year: The Geranium Festival; McDonough, Ga

QuickStart Workshop scheduled March 5, 2011


QuickStart Workshop Scheduled
LATA is hosting a QuickStart worshop on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 9:30a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.
Cost is $10.00 or FREE for LATA QuickStart coaches!
The  USTA QuickStart Workshop is designed to train parents, older junior players, tennis instructors, PE teachers and any community members who want to learn how to teach or coach the USTA's new "play to learn" QuickStart Tennis format for kids.
Contact Karen Holzschuh at 951-0980 or for further details.

LATA's Sunburn Open Awarded Adult Tournament of the Year

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2010 USTA South Carolina award winners announced

The annual awards given by USTA South Carolina are intended to recognize individuals, clubs and other organizations who made outstanding contributions to tennis.  There are numerous awards for adults, juniors, organizations and companies.  Award winners are chosen based on their accomplishments during the year preceding the September award nomination deadline.  Award winners are recognized during the USTA SC Annual Meeting, which is held on the second weekend of December.
2010 Winners:
Award Name 2010 Winners Residence
John Newcombe Tennis Pro of the Year Carl Hocker, Jr. Spartanburg
Community Service Award Meg Farrelly Isle of Palms
Adult Female Player of the Year Shirley Taylor Garden City
Adult Male Player of the Year Jim Hinson Columbia
Adult/Senior Tournament of the Year LATA Sunburn Open Lexington
Coach of the Year Becky Williamson Mount Pleasant
Company of the Year Budweiser of Columbia Columbia
CTA of the Year Mid-Carolina Tennis Association Rock Hill
Junior Girl Player of the Year Shelby Rogers Charleston
Junior Boy Player of the Year Wood Benton Spartanburg
Mark Hodgin Junior Girl Sportsmanship Award Ashley Kitchen Hilton Head Island
Mark Hodgin Junior Boy Sportsmanship Award Sven Keven Ivankovic Clemson
Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year Barbara L. Jones St. George
Junior Tournament of the Year Carolina's Junior Open at Wofford Spartanburg
League Volunteer of the Year Johnette and Nelson Smith Spartanburg
Media Award Michael Saia Charleston
Member Facility of the Year Palmetto Tennis Center Sumter
Kimberly Hampton Most Improved Girl  Laura E. Dean Georgetown
Most Improved Boy  Thomas Spratt Charleston
Pete Conklin Official of the Year Terry Kinard Hilton Head Island
Adaptive Tennis Volunteer of the Year Martha Cartin Columbia
Tennis Family of the Year The Johnston/Woorons Family Anderson
Wilton McKinney Award Joel Cook Easley

LATA Recognized at the US Open

Nancy Powell, member of the Lexington Area Tennis Association, was accompanied by a few of her adult clinic students to the US Open.  Community Tennis Associations that visited the US Open, received VIP treatment.  Nancy and her students received a behind the scenes tour of Arthur Ashe and were able to view the players lounge and dining area as well as the media center. "Nothing like walking up the stairs to the players and passing Clijsters coming down. What a treat! ".
Click on the following link to see Nancy and her students as well as other CTA's at the US Open: