The 2013 USTA Pacific Northwest Awards Lunch and Hall of Fame Induction was held on Saturday, October 19 from noon - 2 p.m at the Bellevue Club in Bellevue, Wash.
USTA Pacific Northwest Award criteria
Family of the Year
Awarded to emphasize that tennis is a family game and is based on the entire family's participation in tennis as players and volunteers. USTA Pacific Northwest award winner represents the section for the national USTA Ralph Westcott Family of the Year award.
Scott Eden Sportsmanship Award (Male & Female)
The Scott Eden Sportsmanship Award is a memorial award given to a male and female junior in the section who demonstrates qualities of sportsmanship and personal character. One of the recipients is selected to represent the USTA Pacific Northwest for the prestigious International Tennis Hall of Fame Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award.
Awarded to those "ground level" contributors who are often the unrecognized "movers and shakers" that make things happen at the local level for community based programs. Areas of impact may be in Schools, Team Tennis, public outreach/programs, community partnerships or trainings.
Outstanding Contribution to the Community
Recognizes significant community outreach and impact that spans a range of program areas including, but not limited to: Schools, Parks & Recreation, Multicultural Outreach, Tennis on Campus, NJTL, Adaptive Tennis, Wheelchair, CTAs, USPTA, PTR. Award can be for an individual, organization or program. Critical areas such as advocacy, inclusion, court development and partnership building are also considered.
USTA League Captain of the Year (Male & Female)
League captains are the largest group of volunteers within the USTA. Their willingness to serve their team and the USTA League program in this leadership role is greatly appreciated and we want to make sure they are recognized for their efforts. This award is given to one women's and one men's USTA League Captain. The selection of the award winners will be based on team organization, ability to motivate their teammates, overall team management skills and the number of years served as a captain. (Nominations close August 1, 2012).
Tournament Director of the Year
Recognizes directors whose events consistently follow USTA and USTA Pacific Northwest tournament standards and provide a pleasant atmosphere for players. Based on nominations from throughout the section, evaluation forms, player and parent responses.
Outstanding Junior Event
Recognizes an event that consistently follows USTA and USTA Pacific Northwest tournament standards and provides a pleasant atmosphere for players. Based on nominations from throughout the section, evaluation forms, player and parent responses.
Outstanding Adult Event
Recognizes an event that consistently follows USTA and USTA Pacific Northwest tournament standards and provides a pleasant atmosphere for players. Based on nominations from throughout the section, tournament feedback and positive unsolicited information through the USTA Pacific Northwest Adult Tournament Play Committee and section office.