February 7th, 2023

Applications are Now Open for 2023 USTA Florida Winter/Spring Local Awards

General News

It’s that time once again! The nomination process for the 2023 USTA Florida winter and spring local tennis awards are now open through March 31. 

If you know a tennis player, facility, provider, or program that deserves special recognition, then make sure to fill out our application and get them noticed!  

Applications are currently being accepted for the following awards: 

Champion of Tennis 

This award recognizes an individual(s), a community or program partner(s), who may or may not be a volunteer(s) for USTA Florida. Their contributions result in the promotion and/or development of tennis in their community and/or throughout Florida. These contributions may be defined in time, accomplishments, skills, resources and/or efforts. This award includes nominees from the following categories: 

  • Adaptive Tennis 
  • Adult Programs 
  • Coaches 
  • Community Partners 
  • Youth Programs 
  • Facilities 
  • Family 
  • School Partners 
  • Wheelchair Tennis 

Jimmy Gantt Memorial Award 

This award recognizes a tennis player who has overcome a physical impairment or injury. Tournament players, league players, recreational players, adaptive players, and wheelchair players (junior and adult) are included. The player competes to the best of his/her ability and exhibits strong character and sportsmanship.  

*Note: The criteria for this award was based on outstanding achievement, sportsmanship and courage until 1984.  

All nominations must be submitted through the official nomination form. All nominations are due no later than March 31.  

You can click the button down below for immediate access to the form. You must fill it out completely and click ‘Submit’ for that individual, program, or organization to be considered.  

Nomination Form

When the application closes, the USTA Florida Awards Committee will review, congregate, and discuss before they select the winner(s). All winners will be notified no later than April 30. Awards will be given out in May. 

For more information, visit ustaflorida.com/awards.