CTA of the Year Award
A USTA Community Tennis Association (CTA) defined as: "Any incorporated, geographically defined, not-for-profit, volunteer-based tennis organization that supports or provides programs, which promote and develop the growth of tennis." All CTAs nominated must be registered with the USTA and be a current USTA organization member.
Criteria include: CTA History, Strong Leadership, Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, Organization Structure, Program offerings, Volunteer recruitment, Community Relationships, Fundraising, Marketing and PR Plans, Staff positions, Special Recognitions, Registered CTA, USTA Organization member. See application for more detail.
Applications are sent to USTA Sections, Districts and CTAs. Application must first go to USTA Section office. USTA Section office selects one CTA to submit to USTA National. USTA National selects one CTA of the Year recipient.
The Community Tennis Association of the Year Award will now have a rolling deadline. The applications will be available all year and accepted all year. May 1 is now the cutoff date and all applications received by that date will be considered for that current year’s award. CLICK HERE to apply for the 2012 CTA of the year award.
Eve Kraft USTA Community Service Award
The Eve Kraft USTA Community Service Award honors volunteer tennis leaders for significant contributions made to tennis development in their respective communities. Nominations must cover the following areas: description of tennis programs in the community, USTA programs implemented, depth of involvement, innovative programming ideas, ability to inspire and motivate others, impact of the program(s) on the community, involvement with other civic organizations, and association with USTA section/district.
Applications are sent by the USTA office to section offices for distribution to leaders of the USTA NJTL programs, Community Tennis Associations, and parks and recreation departments. Applications are returned to the USTA office. The USTA Community Tennis Association Committee selects the recipients. The goal is to give the Eve Kraft Award to the most outstanding volunteer of the year. Those nominees not selected this year should consider re-submitting nominations in the future. The section office is contacted before the recipients are notified.
The Eve Kraft Community Service Award will now have a rolling deadline. The applications will be available all year and accepted all year. May 1 is now the cutoff date and all applications received by that date will be considered for that current year’s award. CLICK HERE to apply for the 2012 Eve Kraft Community Service Award.