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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 2017. They were officially recognized at the 2018 CTDW.  Congratulations to all of them on their achievements in tennis across the state of Georgia!  (photos courtesy of Dane Sponberg).

The 2018 award nomination process will be opening this spring, so please check back for nomination information.

 

 

 

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Ruth Ryner Lay Lifetime Achievement Award – Barbara Berman

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Presidents Award - Dom Masciantonio

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Presidents Award - Eddie Gonzalez

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Presidents Award - Helen Martin

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Special Recognition Award - Phyllis Greene


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Adult Tournament of the Year – Georgia State Adult/Senior Open

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Al Parker Junior Player of the Year – Kylie Collins

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Charles H. Cox, Jr. Award for Adult Player of the Year – Maxime Buyckx

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Dr. Robert Bunnen Community Tennis Association of the Year –
Northeast Georgia Tennis Association (NEGTA)

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Female Captain of the Year – Renee Brown

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Hardie Family Award for Junior Sportsmanship of the Year – Angel Carney

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Hardie Family Award for Junior Sportsmanship of the Year – Niles Rachal

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Iberia Bank USTA Georgia  Tennis Professional of the Year – Lamar Scott

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James Kincaid Family Award for Family of the Year – Sam Kennedy Family

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Jerry Baskin Scholar Athlete of the Year – Morgan Lawson

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Junior Team Tennis Captain of the Year – Kimberly Udy

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Junior Team Tennis Coordinator of the Year – Marci Silverman

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Junior Tournament of the Year – Peachtree City Adidas Elite 32A National Level 3 event (accepted by TD Jonathan Fralick)

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Kathleen and Cannon Carr Award for USTA Georgia High School
Coach of the Year – Bonnie Holzinger

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Local League Coordinator of the Year – Tabitha Spooner

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Mac MacDougal Tennis Official of the Year – Val Walker

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Male Captain of the Year – Glenn Heard

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Marc Kaplan Media Excellence Award – Sam Crenshaw

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Member Organization of the Year – Druid Hills Golf Club
(accepted by Director of Tennis Ben Hestley)

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NJTL Chapter of the Year – Coach Wink's NJTL

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Randy Stephens Award for State Volunteer Service – Babs Coyle

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Richard C. Botsch Educational Merit – Anna Roberts

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Signature Tennis Courts Award Tennis Director of the Year – Ben Hestley

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Special Tennis Event of the Year – Volley Against Violence Atlanta
(accepted by AYTEF Executive Director Kristina Felton)

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Team Tennis Event of the Year – JTT Back to School Smash
(accepted by CORTA President Lauren Isom)

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Wheelchair Excellence Award - Ron Walker

 

 





 

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