October 25th, 2016

Tallahassee Tennis Blog: Inaugural ‘Governor’s Cup’ USTA League for State Employees

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State employees and organizers at the Governors Cup kick-off event

An exciting new USTA Florida League tennis option will soon be coming to Tallahassee.

The Governor’s Cup league will offer a weekly competition solely for state employees and their co-workers. Florida Governor Rick Scott is in full support of the league, and as such sent out a press release as well as a letter to all state agencies inviting employees to participate.

The Governor wrote, “the league will be specifically for state employees and will strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our state employees by promoting physical fitness, healthy activities, and unity in the workplace.”

USTA Adult League Coordinator Bobby York has been working diligently to get the league organized and to receive buy-in from the governor and the Tallahassee tennis community. More than 100 employees, representing 26 state agencies, have registered for the league which officially starts Oct. 30 and will run for seven weeks. The eight teams will play a double round-robin schedule of 10-game pro-set matches.

At the end of league play, USTA Florida will provide individual awards to players from the winning team. USTA Florida, the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Tennis Division, and the Tallahassee Tennis Association will also present the “Governor’s Cup” to the winning agency’s secretary or executive director.

On Sunday, Oct. 23, Bobby organized a kick-off for the league at Winthrop Park. More than 75 participants came to learn more about the new league and other opportunities the Tallahassee tennis community has to offer. The kick-off provided a chance for captains and players to meet their teammates and to get some much-needed practice before the season begins.

Of course, some captains were no doubt scouting out their competition!!