May 17th, 2016

2016 USTA Florida Tennis Award Nomination Open; Get US Open Tix

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Sideblock_2016 Awards Nominations2016 USTA Florida Tennis Award Nominations Open

The USTA Florida Awards Committee has announced the nomination process for the 2016 USTA Florida Awards has begun this week and will extend through June.

The awards will be presented at the USTA Florida Annual Meeting and Tennis Celebration on Nov. 18-20, 2016. All nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form.

“No nominations will be accepted after June 30, so go online now, and don’t let that special Florida volunteer or organization go unrecognized,” said USTA Florida staffer and Awards Committee liaison Lynne Salus.

The 2016 awards will be presented in the following categories:

Service Awards — Hall of Fame (Administrative and/or Player), Merit Award (Female/Male), Tennis Family, Outstanding Volunteer.

Resource Division Awards — Member Organization, Outstanding Media Excellence.

Competitive Tennis Awards — Outstanding Tournament Director, Albert Carrington Balink Award (Junior Player of the Year), Exceptional Adult Player (Female/Male/Senior/Wheelchair Division), Jimmy Gantt Memorial Award.

Community Tennis Awards — Youth Tennis Service Provider (this award includes nominees for the following categories: Junior Competitive Coach; Junior Team Tennis Volunteer; USTA Florida School Tennis Award; 10 & Under Tennis Volunteer), Adult Tennis Service Provider (this award includes nominees for the following categories: USTA League Tennis Volunteer; USTA Tennis On Campus Coordinator; Community Tennis Volunteer; Masters Tennis Volunteer), Outstanding Diversity Achievement.

To nominate an individual or organization, or to see past awardees, go to

For award questions, please email JoAnn Zirpoli at

Get Access to US Open Tickets First as a USTA Member

pre-saleAre you a USTA member? Then excuse us, we need to take your hand and move you to the front of the line.

USTA members only will receive an advanced ticket sale window to this year’s US Open. USTA members can purchase tickets to the 2016 US Open prior to the general public starting Tuesday, May 24, at 9 a.m. ET and running through Saturday, May 28, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

How about some additional swag?

USTA Members can also take advantage of these exclusive offers:

* FREE 2016 US Open Poster^
* Limited FREE Passes to the US Open Club^^
* VIP Hospitality Packages including Courtside and Loge Seating

* Offers limited to current USTA Members and subject to availability on this limited inventory offer. Offers begin at 9:00 a.m. EST Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Offers end Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please have your USTA Membership number and credit card ready when ordering. All individual ticket orders are subject to Ticketmaster service fee and handling charge. All tickets and Club Passes will be mailed in mid-July. eTickets delivery option (mobile or print-at-home) will be available starting Aug. 15. Each Member may purchase a total of 16 day session tickets (up to 8 per session), 16 evening session tickets (up to 8 per session) and 16 grounds admission passes (up to 8 per session). Subject to availability.
^ While supplies last. USTA reserves the right to substitute. Stop by USTA Membership Booth during the 2016 US Open to receive poster.
^^ US Open Club Passes are subject to limited availability of 400 per session based on the first 400 tickets purchased per session. Maximum of 1 pass per ticket while supplies last.

For more info or to purchase tickets go to