July 1st, 2023

Nominations Now Open for 2023 USTA Florida Summer/Fall Local Awards

Annual Awards General News

It’s that time again to show recognition for and shoutout those who are going above and beyond in their community! The nomination process for the 2023 USTA Florida summer and fall local tennis awards are now open through August 31, 2023. 

Do you know an amazing tennis player who not only performs on the court, but is a mentor off the court as well? What about a tournament director who puts 110% effort into making sure their players have the best experience possible? Now is the time to let them know that you appreciate their hard work! 

In 2021, USTA Florida recognized four people with the Exceptional Player award and four as Outstanding Tournament Directors. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the following awards: 

Exceptional Player Award 

This award recognizes a Florida tennis player (junior, adult, senior, wheelchair or league) for outstanding performance including character, sportsmanship and/or tennis ability. 

Past Winners: 

  • Patrick Ling – Pensacola 
  • Amanda Barritt – Celebration 
  • Roy Horovitz – Orlando 
  • Ahmani Guichard – Seminole 

Outstanding Tournament Director Award 

This award recognizes a 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. 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. 

Past Winners: 

  • Joe D’Aleo – Destin 
  • Kevin Brandt – Orlando 
  • Frank Hughes – Fort Lauderdale 
  • Lyn Bruner – Fort Myers 

All nominations must be submitted via the official nomination form. All nominations are due no later than Thursday, August 31. No nominations will be accepted after this date. USTA Florida employees are not eligible to receive the awards. 

Submit your nomination here

When the application period closes, the USTA Florida Awards Committee and Staff will review, congregate, and discuss before they select the winner(s). All winners will be announced in November. 

For more information, visit ustaflorida.com/awards.