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May 5, 2009 04:03 PM

TA Outstanding Facility Awards

Please complete the nomination form within the application/nomination file below.  If you have any questions please let us know.(facilityawards@usta.com)
Important Things to Know Before Downloading the Nomination Form
1. You must have Adobe Acrobat version 5.0 or higher to view and complete the nomination form.
2. Once downloaded, the file should be saved and completed on your own computer.
3. You must  type all answers/responses within the application.
4. You must submit (mail/ship) 7 copies of all completed materials to the USTA by June 12, 2009.

2009 Facility Award Application/Nomination PDF Form
March 2009: Nomination Forms Available Online
June 12, 2009: Deadline: Nomination Forms due in USTA office
June-July 2009: Subcommittee meets
July 2009: Recipient(s) announced
September 2009: Award(s) presented

Jeremiah Yolkut
USTA Technical Committee
70 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains, NY 10604

(914) 696-7000 (Phone)
(914) 696-7029 (Fax)

PRESENTED AT USTA Semiannual Meeting & Conference-September 2009

1. Public courts: Small Tennis Centers 2-10 courts
2. Public courts: Large Tennis Centers 11 or more courts and/or Stadiums
3. Educational Institutions
4. Private facilities that support the USTA and other growth of the game programs and membership is open to the public

CRITERIA--The USTA intends the recognition of such facilities to encourage increasingly higher standards for the construction and/or renovation of public tennis facilities throughout the country.
(1) Overall layout and adaptation to site;
(2) Excellence of court surface and lights;
(3) Ease of maintenance;
(4) Accommodations: players, spectators, press/officials;
(5) Aesthetics: graphics, use of signs, landscaping, etc.;
(6) Amenities: casual seating for spectators, food services, and social area; and
(7) Programs supporting the USTA and growth of the game.  Since it is impossible to visit each facility, the jury needs to have a layout and photographs to give proper consideration to each facility.

SELECTION PROCESS--Complete application with layout of entire facility to scale and color photos of tennis courts, control center, permanent seating, landscaping, parking, and if existent, lighting and any other special features of facility are sent to the Technical Committee.  The Facility Awards Committee, a subcommittee of the Technical Committee, meets to select the recipients.  The number of recipients selected depends on the quality of the applicants.