|North Carolina natives take prominent positions around USTA|
Two Raleigh natives will be moving up the ranks of the USTA and USTA Southern in the upcoming year. Andy Andrews has been nominated as the 2015-2016 First Vice President of the USTA, and USTA Southern has announced Paula Hale will be the next USTA Southern Board of Directors President and CEO.
USTA North Carolina recognizes 2014 award winners
A total of 32 exceptional players, professionals and organizations have been announced as USTA North Carolina's 2014 award winners. These recipients will be honored at Tennis Weekend, which is held annually at Pinehurst Resort in January.
USTA North Carolina is proud every year to recognize supporters who have made incredible contributions to the promotion and support of tennis across the state. The following individuals/organizations were selected as the 2014 winners.
Sadri named to USTA Southern Hall of Fame
Charlotte native John Sadri will be inducted into the USTA Southern Hall of Fame as part of the 2014 class, joining Georgia's Brenda Carter and Tennessee's Fran Chandler. Sadri's legendary tennis career landed him a spot in the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 1991, and it will now gain him another major milestone.
John Sadri: College Standout to Tour Star
Simpson, Eaton inducted into Black Tennis Hall of Fame
Wilmington natives Lenward "Lenny" Simpson and Dr. Hubert A. Eaton Sr. were recently inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame for their illustrious careers in the sport. Both men grew up as avid competitors and continued displaying their passion for tennis throughout their lives.
USTA North Carolina announces 2014 Community Development award winners
USTA North Carolina has announced eight recipients who will be honored as this year's community development award winners. These awards will be given out during the Community Development Workshop (CDW) on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
Each year USTA North Carolina gives out 40 awards over a wide range of categories to players, coaches, professionals and organizations across the state. Seven awards are annually handed out at the CDW. The remaining awards are presented during Tennis Weekend in January.