USTA Middle States this week released its list of 2017 award recipients, recognizing tennis leaders in 14 categories from across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Award recipients were chosen through a representation of USTA Middle States volunteers and staff, working together to compile nominations from each of the six Middle States districts: Allegheny Mountain (AMD), Central Pennsylvania (CPD), Delaware (DD), Eastern Pennsylvania (EPD), New Jersey (NJD) and the Philadelphia Area (PATD).
“This is an outstanding group of honorees that has done so much to help expand and grow our game,” said USTA Middle States President Ed McQuillin. “We’re fortunate to have such strong tennis advocates here in Middle States and look forward to honoring them at their local awards ceremonies this year.”
Recipients will be honored at their respective annual district award ceremony, which will take place on various dates between February and June (listed below).
Adult Volunteer Award: Carol Rogers (NJD)
Community Tennis Association Award: Delaware Junior Team Tennis Association (DD)
Edwin J. Faulkner College Coach Award: Joe Kissell (DD)
Edwin J. Faulkner High School Coach Award: Michelle Weniger (AMD)
Family of the Year: Riddle Family (DD)
Junior Volunteer Award: Sam Spina (AMD)
Presidential Service Award: Jim Flesch (DD) and Nancy Wilkins (NJD)
Teaching Professional Award: Blake Williams (PATD)
Tennis Industry Initiative Award: City of Wilmington (DD)
Tennis Official Award: Ricardo Quintero (PATD)
Tennis On Campus Leader Award: Evan Selzer, University of Pennsylvania (PATD)
Tournament Director Award: Carol MacLennan (NJD)
USTA Junior Team Tennis Organizer Award: Mauricio Saavedra (NJD)
William A. Hills Section NJTL Chapter Award: Down the Line and Beyond Foundation (PATD)
District Award Ceremonies
Delaware District – February 25, 2018 – Concord Pike DoubleTree (Wilmington)
Philadelphia Area Tennis District – March 11, 2018 – Green Valley CC (Lafayette Hill)
Eastern Pennsylvania District – March 25, 2018 – DeSales University
New Jersey District – April 15, 2018 – Ramblewood Country Club (Mount Laurel)
Central Pennsylvania District – April 29, 2018 – Heritage Hills Country Club (York)
Allegheny Mountain District – June 23, 2018 – Mt Lebanon Tennis Center (Pittsburgh)
About USTA Middle States
The USTA is organized geographically into 17 sections. The USTA Middle States section encompasses Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey (exclusive of a 35-mile radius around New York City) and northwestern West Virginia.
A volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization, USTA Middle States is dedicated to carrying out the goals of the national association within its region, particularly with respect to promoting tennis opportunities for juniors and adults of all abilities and cultural backgrounds.
To better serve local needs, USTA Middle States section is further subdivided into six districts: Allegheny Mountain, Central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Philadelphia Area, Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
To learn more about USTA Middle States, visit www.usta.com/middlestates.