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Every year, USTA Georgia recognizes the outstanding accomplishments made by tennis players, coaches, tournaments directors and other professionals across the state. USTA Georgia's annual award ceremony, held at its Community Tennis Development Workshop (CTDW), honors the annual recipients and provides a platform to display the incredible passion for the sport of tennis in the state.

Below you'll find the list of award winners for 2016. They were officially recognized at the CTDW on Jan. 28, 2017. Congratulations to all of them on their achievements in tennis across the state of Georgia!
 

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Adult Tournament of the Year – Banana Open

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Al Parker Junior Player of the Year – Devynn Jackson

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Charles H. Cox, Jr. Award for Adult Player of the Year – Thomas H. Smith

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Dr. Robert Bunnen Community Tennis Association of the Year –
CORTA (accepted by president Lauren Isom)

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Female Captain of the Year – Shannon Rowe

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Hardie Family Award for Junior Sportsmanship of the Year – Trey Maust

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Iberia Bank USTA Georgia  Tennis Professional of the Year – Andre Ferreira

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James Kincaid Family Award for Family of the Year – The J. Menza Dudley Jr. Family

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Jerry Baskin Scholar Athlete of the Year – Kyle Canady

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Junior Team Tennis Captain of the Year – Amy Byrnes

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Junior Team Tennis Coordinator – Deby Caldwell

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Junior Tournament of the Year – Peach State Closed Junior Qualifying
(accepted by tournament director Donna Bailey)

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Kathleen and Cannon Carr Award for USTA Georgia High School
Coach of the Year – Jaime Kaplan

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Local League Coordinator of the Year – Lucy Anderson and Barbara Leisey

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Mac MacDougal Tennis Official of the Year – Norton Schneps

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Male Captain of the Year – Barney Bucy

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Marc Kaplan Media Excellence Award – Ron and Kathy Cioffi

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Member Organization of the Year – COOSA Valley Tennis Association
(accepted by Barbie Willingham)

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NJTL Chapter of the Year – CORTA Tennis Works in the Park
(accepted by Bernard Francis)

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Randy Stephens Award for Volunteer of the Year – Marie Bartlett

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Richard C. Botsch Educational Merit – Samuel Kennedy

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Signature Tennis Courts Award for Tennis Director of the Year – John Irvin

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Special Tennis Event of the Year – Wayne Bryan “Rockin Tennis Day in the Park”
(accepted by JP Weber)

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Team Tennis Event of the Year – Southern Combo Doubles State Championship
(accepted by Timothy Thompson)

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Wheelchair Player of the Year – Charles “Buddy” Mays

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Wheelchair Tournament of the Year – Clocktower Classic Wheelchair Tennis Championships
(accepted by tournament director Ann Hortman)

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President's Award – Don Gordon, Lee Gordon

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Ruth Ryner Lay Award for Lifetime Achievement – Lee Sessions

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Tennis Rules

Last week's answer was Yes, a doubles team can switch its serving order prior to the start of a Match Tie-Break. Can the receiving team do the same thing (switch their order)?

Yes, they have the same option that the serving team does
No, they are not allowed to do this

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