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DIANE MEYER TO BE HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM USTA NEW ENGLAND
USTA New England is honored to announce that Diane Meyer, of South Burlington, VT, is to be honored with the Gardner Ward Chase Memorial Award. This prestigious award serves as the USTA New England lifetime achievement award, the highest honor an individual can receive. Meyer will be honored during the USTA New England Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 6th in Newport, RI. “I feel honored to be receiving the award for outstanding contribution to tennis in New England.
Jake Agna Takes Kids on the Ball to Cuba
Jake Agna recently returned from a trip to the National Tennis Center in Havana, Cuba. He was there for a week, trying to grow and expand his successful "Kids on the Ball" program. Jake brought a lot of tennis equipment with him thanks to USTA Vermont and USTA New England. Keep reading to learn more!
Deb LaPorte Steps Down
April 15, 2015 was a sad day for junior tennis in Vermont as the longtime Energizer Bunny for junior tennis stepped down. Deb did an amazing job promoting tennis to Vermont juniors and she will be missed greatly. Find out what Deb had to say!
Matt Olson Named USTA New England Executive Director
Olson comes to USTA New England from his role as Executive Director for USTA Atlanta and the Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation, a position he held since 2003. USTA Atlanta is the largest Community Tennis Association in the country with more than 50,000 adult and junior players. “I am looking forward to my new future and the exciting opportunity to work with the staff and volunteers at USTA New England" said Olson."
Mary Selby is 2014 Vermont Volunteer of the Year
Mary Selby, a three-decade, sustaining volunteer for Vermont and New England, was named the 2014 Vermont Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding work to promote the growth of tennis. Her volunteer contributions include but are not limited to League Captain, League Level Coordinator, League Section/District Tournaments, USTA NE Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and Vermont community events (Burlington Kids Day, VT Senior Tennis Tournament, etc.).
2015-2017 USTA New England Board
The 2015-2017 USTA New England Board began their term on January 6, 2015. Executive Board Officers are: Scott Steinberg, President and CEO); Peter Parrotta, First Vice President; Mike Shade, Treasurer; Tracy McEvoy, Secretary; Bob Greene, Delegate to USTA; Mike Kolendo, Vice President; and Pat Decker, Vice President. Read on to find the other Board members and Committee Members.
Diane Meyer is Celebrated in Vermont
After more than 40 years of dedication to the sport of tennis in New England, Diane Meyer is retiring at the end of 2014. To those who play tennis in Vermont, Diane Meyer is a household name. The same can be said for many areas of New England and beyond. In June, Meyer will be honored again when she receives the Gardner Ward Chase Memorial Award for her outstanding lifetime contributions to tennis in New England. This is the highest honor an individual can receive from USTA New England.
Donna Griffin New USTA Vermont President
Donna Griffin, a resident of South Burlington, has been a longtime player (some 30 years) in the Vermont tennis scene, most notably in League tennis. She has captained USTA League teams since 1992, was Vermont’s League Co-coordinator from 2009 - 2013, and has been a site director and/or support person for USTA New England District & Section Championships many, many times. Since 2009 she has served on both the board of USTA New England and USTA Vermont. She became the president in January.
Alex Blanchard is New Tennis Service Rep
USTA Vermont is excited to announce that Alex Blanchard has been hired by USTA New England as the new Tennis Service Representative (TSR) for Northern Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. A lifelong tennis player, Alex is a 2014 graduate of the University of Vermont where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Communication. Alex’s marketing and community relations background includes internships with the Vermont Lake Monsters baseball team and UVM Event Operations. Find out more!
Burlington Waterfront Tournament
Tashiro Wins Men's A Singles - John Tashiro continues to have a solid year on the Vermont tournament scene. The top-seed in the Burlington Waterfront Tournament this weekend lived up to the top billing by beating Evan Greer in the final 6-2, 6-1. And Fitzgerald/Katz won the Men's Doubles. Read on to find out the details!
Tennis Fun at Burlington's Kids Day
Tennis and USTA Vermont starred on Saturday at Burlington’s Kids Day, Vermont's largest children's festival with attendance of up to 5,000. Kids and parents had a ball on the three mini-courts giving 10 and Under Tennis a go. A big thank you from USTA Vermont to all the volunteers. See more pictures!
Champlain Valley Junior Tennis League Individual Winners Crowned
The long-standing tradition of the Champlain Valley Junior Tennis League (CVJTL) Individual Tournament continued at The Edge - South Burlington (Kennedy Drive) July 26-27 with 44 singles and 38 doubles players. Read on to find out the winners and finalists.
Teaching Lifetime Lessons through a Lifetime Sport
Stowe’s 12U USTA Vermont Junior Team Tennis players were shocked to see some of their opponents in their July 19th against the King Street Center, a team comprised of resettled refugees, set out on the clay courts in socks and even bare feet. Moved by this eye-opening encounter, the young Stowe players became inspired to make a difference in their new friends’ lives and resolved to provide the King Street players with proper gear and equipment. Read the full story!
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