Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship! This scholarship is presented to tennis players of any age who need additional training or assistance with travel to participate in Adaptive Tennis, Special Olympics or Wheelchair Tennis events; recipients also display excellent sportsmanship on and off the court. Emily Hartman, from Mechanicsburg, Ohio, started playing wheelchair tennis in 2014 and enjoys competing in tournaments. She participated in three USTA/Midwest Section Wheelchair tournaments during 2016 and finished as runner-up in two of the tournaments. Hartman plans to use her $1,000 scholarship to cover the costs of attending various tournaments an

Abrahamson Awarded Rick Van Horn Scholarship

Hannah Abrahamson, from Springfield, Ill. is the 2017 winner of the $500 Rick Van Horn Scholarship. Abrahamson played two years of high school tennis. In addition to school tennis, Abrahamson was active in USTA tennis, participating in USTA Junior Team Tennis and in USTA/Midwest Section tournaments. She also played in the Marian Wood Baird Team Cup competition. Off the court, Abrahamson is on the Honor Roll and is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. She plans to attend Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. where she will play collegiate tennis and major in Criminal Justice with Professional Tennis Management. This scholarship was established in 2007 in conjunction with a

Wu, Sandberg Earn Hooked on Tennis Scholarship

Each year the $1,000 Hooked on Tennis Scholarship is awarded to one male and one female high school tennis player. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Brandon Wu, from Evansville, Ind. played tennis for Reitz Memorial High School earning several honors: 2013 All-State in doubles, 2016 All-State in singles, and a 2016 state finalist in singles. As a USTA junior player, he was active in USTA/Midwest Section tournaments and team events, including the USTA Zonal competition in 2010. Wu also participated in the USTA 12s Training Center in Indiana in 2010 and 2011. Outside of tennis, Wu participated in the Hoosier Boys State leadership program and the Coast Guard Aim and Genesis program. W

Brumbaugh, Chamberlin Win Tim and Tom Gullikson Scholarships

Each year the $2,500 Tim and Tom Gullikson Scholarship is awarded to one male and one female high school tennis player. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Philip Brumbaugh, from West Milton, Ohio has played four years on the Milton-Union High School boys’ tennis team. In addition to being named the team’s Most Valuable Player last year, Brumbaugh was the team’s league champion and earned First Team All-Area and First Team All-State honors. He finished his sophomore year in fourth place at the Ohio State High School Athletic Association state championship in doubles. In addition to school tennis, Brumbaugh was active in USTA Junior Team Tennis and competed in USTA/Midwest Section tou

Carter Earns Richard Bradley Scholarship

Congratulations to Mya Carter, from Indianapolis, Ind., the winner of the $2,500 Richard Bradley Scholarship. Carter has played tennis four years at Ben Davis High School where she is team captain and was named the Most Valuable Player. For several years Carter has participated in the USTA Foundation National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) program in Indianapolis and is now an instructor for younger players in the same program. Carter is on the school’s Honor Roll and is involved in other activities including show choir, cheerleading, and is active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also is the Senior Class President and part of the Principal Leadership Council. Carter plans to

Richmond Tennis Amigos Receives $2,000 Grant

The Richmond Tennis Amigos program in Richmond, Ind. has received a $2,000 grant to support tennis sessions to be offered between April and October of 2017. The grant will help with costs for court rental, equipment, t-shirts and other supplies. This program is using tennis to create cultural connections through learning, cooperation and respect across cultures. The program is specifically for youth in Richmond and Wayne County where there is limited access to sport opportunities for underrepresented children. The program hopes to attract approximately 180 youth from diverse backgrounds to participate in spring, summer and fall tennis sessions which will feature the USTA youth tennis form

Tennis Buddies at Evergreen Racquet Club Receives $3,500 Grant

Tennis Buddies, an adult adaptive tennis group that plays at Evergreen Racquet Club in Bloomington, Ill., has received a $3,500 grant. Funds will help with instructor fees, equipment and court rental for the program taking place between January and October of 2017. The organization hopes to expand the clinics it currently offers to include a monthly unified component, pairing 12 players with Down syndrome with 12 able-bodied players (high school athletes); the program will include match play and practice one day each month. Additional goals include educating and offering the clinic to other tennis communities, entering teams into the Special Olympics Unified Qualifier in June, and qualify

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