Duo and Reed Awarded 2018 Tim and Tom Gullikson College 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: Bill Duo from Portage, Michigan, is a USTA tournament participant who is currently ranked No. 12 in USTA Boys’ 18 singles, No. 2 in USTA/Midwest Section Boys’ 18 singles, and No. 1 in Western Michigan Tennis Association Boys’ 18 singles. He played varsity tennis at Portage Central High School for two years, and during his sophomore year led the team to the state title while capturing the individual state singles title. Duo was named the Western Michigan Tennis Association Player of the Year four years in a row from 2015-2018. He was

Cruise Earns 2018 Richard Bradley College Scholarship

Congratulations to Camille Cruise from Franksville, Wis., who is the winner of the $2,500 Richard Bradley Scholarship. Cruise has played tennis four years at The Prairie School on the varsity tennis team. As a young player, Cruise participated in the USTA Foundation National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) program in Milwaukee, and is now serving as a mentor for younger players in the same program. Through nonprofit youth development organizations, the NJTL provides free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 225,000 under-resourced youth. Outside of tennis, Cruise is a multi-sport athlete as she also competes in track and field. She is involved with her school’s Multicu

Skepnek and Beaschler Earn 2018 Hooked on Tennis College Scholarships

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: Kylie Skepnek from Algonquin, Ill., played tennis all four years at Harry D. Jacobs High School earning several honors including the sportsmanship award, most valuable player award, and being selected team captain. Her high school team also qualified for the Illinois High School Athletic Association state tournament. Skepnek was named the Northwest Herald Tennis Player of the Year and Wendy’s High School Heisman school winner. In addition to high school tennis, Skepnek competed in USTA tournaments and also the USTA Jr. Team Tennis program

Kenneth ‘Mac’ Rogers Awarded 2018 Rick Van Horn College Scholarship

Kenneth ‘Mac’ Rogers from Bloomington, Ind., is the 2018 recipient of the $1,000 Rick Van Horn Scholarship. Rogers played tennis all four years at Bloomington High School North and was named team captain while receiving All Conference and All State honors. He reached the Indiana High School Athletic Association state tournament three straight years, and was the state singles runner-up last fall. Outside of high school tennis, Rogers competed in USTA tournaments and is currently ranked No. 30 in USTA/Midwest Section Boys’ 18 singles and No. 2 in Central Indiana Tennis Association Boys’ 18 singles. He was named the Northwest Herald Player of the Year two times. Off the court, Rogers is active

Meet our 2018 Anne Krupp Scholarship Recipients

The USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation is excited to announce its 2018 Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship recipients. The $2,500 scholarship is presented to one or more USTA/Midwest Section tennis players who need additional training or assistance with travel to participate in Adaptive Tennis, Special Olympics or Wheelchair Tennis programs. Congratulations to this year’s four recipients: Bryan Wilkinson from Brighton, Mich., Christopher Kelley from Grand Haven, Mich., Matthew Boerema from Homewood, Ill., and Payten Presley from Bloomington, Ill. Bryan Wilkinson Wilkinson started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 with the Grand Rapids Wheelchair Sports Association, and has since becom

New Foundation Community Tennis Grant

This grant was established by the Harris family to honor and recognize Robert P and Barbara D Harris for a lifetime of charitable activities, community service and a love of tennis. They were both graduates of Michigan State University (MSU) - Robert in Chemical Engineering and Barbara in Medical Technology. They met in Cadillac, Michigan after Robert returned from Naval service in the Pacific in WWII. After a brief courtship they married and returned to Robert's hometown of Flint, Michigan, where all three of their children were born. Robert embarked on a 45-year career as a co-owner and then owner of SKS Heat Treating. Robert and Barbara actively gave back to the community during this

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