“Northern Arizona USTA put on a social and awards event on Saturday October 29th. The event took place at the Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona, AZ. This event provided free food, games, and a great atmosphere. Approximately 60 tennis players, kids, parents, and award recipients attended.
Out on the lawn there were numerous yard games like, touch tennis, spike ball, bocce ball and badminton ready to be played. This gave everyone a chance to socialize and interact with different players from Northern Arizona. Up on the two tennis courts attendees could play tennis and were offered the opportunity to play with wooden rackets and white tennis balls. Prizes and raffle gifts were given out.
During the awards ceremony representatives from the USTA Regional Area Committee, the Flagstaff Tennis Association, and the Prescott Area Tennis Association gave out the awards. Fifteen Awards were awarded to all the deserving recipients.
- Lifetime Service award- Scott Weber- Flagstaff
- Adult player of the year- Chris Howard- Prescott
- Adult player of the year- Jennifer Crownhart- Flagstaff
- Teaching Pro of the year- Jake Worseldine- Verde Valley
- League Coach of the year- Zach Hackerott- Prescott
- Schools Volunteer of the year- Jenny Douglas- Prescott
- Community Volunteer of the year- Laura Nicol-Flagstaff
- Adult League Captain of the year- Janice Brooks-Prescott
- High School Coach of the year- Conrad Khin- Verde Valley
- Junior player of the year- Ava Andrews- Prescott
- Junior player of the year- Kohen Juelfs- Kingman
- Junior most improved of the year- Camden Fetty- Prescott
- Junior most improved of the year- Dani Khin- Verde Valley
- Adult most improved of the year- Richard Hayes- Prescott
- Adult most improved of the year- Kim Vallen- Flagstaff
Thank you to all those that helped organize and promote tennis in Northern Arizona. If anyone is interested in future events please reach out to committee members and the United States Tennis Association”. – Sterling Fetty