This award is presented to the tournament director who has demonstrated excellent qualities and expertise in all facets of tournament administration including: accommodations for players, draw and seeding procedures, court conditions, scheduling, and adherence to all tournament regulations.
Eligibility: A tournament director of any USTA Florida sanctioned tournament–Adult, Junior or Wheelchair. (Directors of tournaments on the National Junior Schedule and tournaments that receive staff assistance with player selection, scheduling, and overall tournament administration are excluded.) If the winner is a junior tournament director, the award will be presented as the Outstanding Bobby Curtis Junior Tournament Director. If the winner is an adult tournament director, the award will be presented as the Outstanding Al Mills Memorial Adult Tournament Director.
History: The junior award is named in honor of Bobby Curtis, known as “Mr. Junior Tennis,” who for over 30 years worked to improve junior competition throughout the state for all players. The adult award is named in the memory of Dr. Alfred Mills, whose many years of dedication and commitment to competitive tennis in Florida improved the game for all participants. Dr. Mills was a past president and longtime board member of USTA Florida.
History of recipients
- 2016 Lowell Coffman – Bobby Curtis, Mike Curran – Al Mills
- 2018 Lew Wolfe – Bobby Curtis/Al Mills