put pen to paper for a chance to win a trip to new York City!
September 29-October 2, 2022
Winners are chosen from the following age categories:
10&Under, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18
(1 boy and 1 girl from each category).
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: JULY 25, 2022
EMAIL ESSAYS W/ ENTRY FORMS TO:
AWARD & PRIZES!
GRAND PRIZE FOR 10 NATIONAL WINNERS!
The 10 USTA National winners (one from each age group above) are awarded a 4 day/3 night trip with parent/legal guardian to New York City to celebrate their accomplishments. All ground/air transportation, hotel, meal expenses are covered. Winners are given access to up to three (3) cultural, historical, or theatrical experiences, such as a Broadway show, museum, or other NYC experiences. The event ends with a luncheon in honor of the winners.
(Average Retail Value: $2200)
PRIZES FOR 10 NEW ENGLAND WINNERS
Ten (10) winners from New England will be awarded a plaque in their honor.
(Average Retail Value: $25)
Children are encouraged to write an essay about lessons they have learned which relate to the life and ideals of such leaders as tennis legend Arthur Ashe, the first African American man to be ranked #1 in the world and founder of National JR Tennis & Learning (NJTL). "For every hour a child spends on the court, an hour should be spent with a book." - Arthur Ashe
David Dinkins, the the 106th mayor of NYC, the first black man to hold that office, who supported tennis for children. He was, convinced that tennis instills confidence, character, sportsmanship and teamwork.
The example of these two men to help children develop skills for leadership and academic excellence motivated me to organize the Lee CTA/NJTL Chapter in 1992. We hope to maintain that focus for many more years!
- Clare "Bunnie" Lahey, Founder Lee CTA/NJTL