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Nominations Open for 2023 Awards

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Every year, USTA Utah Tennis Association recognizes those people who make our tennis community special. Please take time to submit your nominations for the following categories. Nominations due by December 4th, 4pm.

We are now accepting nominations for award recipients for the 2023 year. These award winners will be recognized during our annual awards banquet in the 2024 new year.


Due Date: Recipients will be determined on December 4, 2023.


Questions regarding the nominating process, please contact

Laurie Lambert

801-944-8782




The David L. Freed:

to an individual who has constantly provided leadership and example both in quality of play and service to the game.


Janet M. Dowse Award & Scholarship:

to a junior player who exemplifies integrity, willingness to help others, love of family and the joy of playing tennis.


Harry James "Will to Win" Award:

given from time to time to a wheelchair athlete for his or her outstanding contributions to the sport of tennis, both on and off the court.


Volunteer of the Year:

to a person who personifies the dedication of the tennis player who gives selflessly to the growth of the sport through involvement and commitment in Utah.


Linda Vincent Community Service Award:

to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the tennis community.


Growing the Game Award:

given to a player or organization that actively works to bring increase access and exposure to tennis, therefore bringing players into the sport. This person or organization exemplifies inclusion, acceptance, and a passion for the game.


Diversity and Inclusion Award:

given to honor an individual in the Utah District who has made a significant contribution to multicultural populations and communities in the Utah District through tennis.


10 and Under Youth Tennis Ambassador:

for outstanding individual efforts of a coach, parent, Community Tennis Association (CTA), or other organization that is helping to build 10 and Under youth tennis.


Developmental Coach of the Year:

honoring a coach for his or her unending dedication to developing junior tennis players at all ability levels through teaching and coaching, presence at tournaments and events and the ability to positively impact the lives of junior players on and off the court.


Organization of the Year Award:

in recognition of the services rendered by a USTA Organization member in the State of Utah and for their support to the Utah Tennis Association in helping grow tennis participation at all levels. USTA Organization must be a member in good standing and has made a significant contribution to the tennis community in an effort to help promote and develop the sport of tennis in the Utah District.


Captain of the Year:

to recognize the outstanding individual efforts of a league team captain in going above and beyond to serve their team/s.


Family of the Year: to the family who has exemplified the benefits of tennis as family recreational sport and has contributed to the tennis community in a significant way.


Mary Lou North Sportsmanship:

given to adult players who exhibit the spirit of fair and generous behavior on the tennis court along with great Sportsmanship on and off the court.


Lee Hammel Award - Outstanding Male High School Tennis Player:

a male athlete recognized for his achievements in high school tennis and also recognizes the individual for their overall performance, team spirit, sportsmanship and attitude both on and off the court.


Ruby Hammel Award - Outstanding Female High School Tennis Player: recognizes a female athlete for her achievements in high school tennis and also recognizes the individual for their overall performance, team spirit, sportsmanship and attitude both on and off the court.


Kathy Rothfels & Luceen Sullivan Award - Outstanding Girls High School Tennis:

This award recognizes achievement in high school tennis but is not determined solely on win/loss record.


Wilbur Braithwaite Award - Outstanding Boys High School Tennis Team:

This award recognizes achievement in high school tennis but is not determined solely on win/loss record. Below represents as partial list of past recipients.




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