USPTA Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

April 25, 2007

The United States Professional Tennis Association is now accepting nominations for its 2007 National Awards Program. Each year the USPTA seeks inspiring stories of USPTA Professionals who go above and beyond their call of duty to provide their students with the highest level of tennis instruction and personal development. The national awards program recognizes members who have winning strokes, who teach tennis’ many life lessons, who build businesses that spur the industry, and who serve the sport and their communities with distinction.

The USPTA Industry Excellence Award is given to teaching professionals who take both an altruistic and entrepreneurial attitude toward their jobs. They use their own resources and those offered by the industry to build programs that bring tennis to more people. At the same time, they are successful in growing a tennis business. The recipient of this award will receive a $1,000 grant from the Tennis Industry Association and a Tennis Tutor ball machine from Sports Tutor for use in his or her grassroots programs.

Players who have been the most successful at the USPTA International and Surface Championships, as well as other international, national and sectional competition may apply for the Player of the Year award. The eight categories for this award are: men’s open, women’s open, men’s 35-and-over, women’s 35-and-over, men’s 45-and-over, women’s 45-and-over, men’s 55-and-over and women’s 55-and-over.