New Achievement Award Announced

Rolla Anderson Achievement Award The USTA/Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation (USTA/MTEF), charitable arm of the USTA/Midwest Section, has announced the establishment of the Rolla Anderson Achievement Award. The award is being started in partnership with Rolla's family and many of his friends. Rolla was a USTA/Midwest Section Past President and long-time volunteer with more than 45 years of service. Rolla served as the Tournament Director of the USTA Boys' 16 and 18 National Championships for 37 years (1957-1993) in Kalamazoo. Throughout his career, Rolla was honored with many awards including the USTA National Merit Award in 1975, the USTA Family of the Year Award in 1993, and the ATH

The Ripple Effect

When Ryan Whipple commenced the very first Anne Krupp Memorial Youth Tennis Clinic in 2016, he was unaware of how powerful its ripple effect would be. Anne was passionate about tennis, coaching and sportsmanship and so Ryan created the clinic with two goals in mind: honor Anne Krupp’s legacy and expose more kids to tennis. The cost for participation is free, but there is a suggested $5 donation towards the Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship. He didn’t know that three years into the clinic, he’d be serving over 20 children, providing some with private lessons and sending a $230 check to the USTA Midwest Tennis & Education Foundation for Anne’s scholarship. Their contribution, which Ryan thought

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