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South Carolinians Take Home Southern Awards

February 25, 2015 02:56 PM

South Carolina tennis organizations and players showed their value to USTA Southern again at last month's Southern Annual Meeting. Below are the 2014 USTA Southern Annual Award winners from South Carolina.

Charlie B. Morris Jr. Service Award
Presented in memory of Charlie Morris to the volunteer who best exhibits exemplary volunteer spirit at the local, State, Sectional and/or National levels.
Helen Jeter; Greer, S.C. John Liles; Shreveport, La.

Community Tennis Association of the Year
The Community Tennis Association of the Year Award recognizes strong leadership, outstanding program offerings, volunteer recruitment and community relationships by a Community Tennis Association while developing the growth of tennis within the Southern Section.
Belton Tennis Association; Belton, S.C.

Jacobs Bowl
The highest award presented by the USTA Southern Section, this award is presented to a volunteer who has exhibited outstanding service to the USTA Southern Section.
Bud Spencer, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Marc Kaplan Media Excellence Award
Presented to an individual or organization in the USTA Southern Section who has most contributed to the game of tennis by disseminating information about the sport to the general public. The winner of this award is selected by the Awards Committee.
Ann Green, The Greenville News; Simpsonville, S.C.

Member Organization of the Year
Presented annually to a member organization in the USTA Southern Section to recognize outstanding service to the local community, to the organization members, and to the game of tennis. The winner of this award is selected by the Awards Committee. In addition, the Southern winner is then submitted for USTA National award consideration.
Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center; Florence, S.C.

NJTL Chapter of the Year Award
Presented annually to an NJTL Chapter within the USTA Southern Section that has demonstrated excellence in administration of its NJTL programs.
Lowcountry Youth Tennis Association; Isle of Palms, S.C.

Southern No-Cut Starfish Award
The Southern No-Cut Starfish Award is presented to a high school tennis coach in the Southern Section who implements a no-cut policy, serves as a positive role model and makes a difference by spending the extra time and effort to ensure that young players experience the fun of representing their school tennis teams.
Bernie McGuire; Columbia, S.C.

Slew Hester Adult Achievement Awards
Given in memory of past USTA Southern Section President William E. "Slew" Hester, this award is presented annually to a ranked male and female adult or senior player in the USTA Southern Section in recognition of their outstanding tennis performance.
Ann Hunt; Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Neil Hurlbut; Big Canoe, Ga.

Southern Tennis Professional of the Year
Presented annually to a tennis professional in the USTA Southern Section who demonstrates a significant contribution to the game of tennis through their promotion of the USA Tennis Programs and their support of the USTA Mission. The winner of this award is selected by the Awards Committee.
Carlos Lozano, Topspin Racquet & Swim Club; Lexington, S.C.

Tennis On Campus Leader of the Year
Presented to leader that has made significant contributions to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on his/her campus.

Zach Errickson, University of South Carolina; Columbia, S.C.

Click here to read about all of the 2014 USTA Southern Annual Award winners.

 

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