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USTA Eastern Announces 2012 Annual Award Winners

Awards recognize those who have helped grow tennis

Contact: David Novich
70 West Red Oak Lane
White Plains,

12/06/11 - White Plains, NY – USTA Eastern will honor 28 volunteers, tennis pros, players and organizations at its Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 21, 2012 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains. The award recipients will be recognized for the range of ways they helped grow tennis in the section: from providing free tennis lessons to organizing programs for players with special needs.

“All of the award winners have had a major impact in their tennis communities,” said D.A. Abrams, Executive Director and CSE of USTA Eastern. “Whether they are teaching kids, running tournaments or volunteering at special events, their dedication and hard work has allowed players of all ages and abilities to learn and play this great sport.”

The dinner will mark the end of USTA Eastern’s Annual Meeting and Volunteer Development Workshop, Jan. 20-21, 2012. The meeting this year will feature sessions on grant writing, running USTA-sanctioned tournaments and teaching 10 and Under Tennis. There will also be opportunities for participants to network with other volunteers, instructors and providers throughout the section.

To register for the meeting or the dinner, visit

Tennis Woman of the Year: Lisa Camerino (Larchmont, NY)
Leslie J. FitzGibbon Tennis Man of the Year: Lloyd Emanuel (Rye, NY)
Family of the Year: Starke Family (Binghamton, NY)
Louise Cilla Award: Pat Frey (Albany, NY)
George Seewagen Award: Jeff Rothstein (Pine Brook, NJ)
Umpire Service Award: Tony Nimmons (Far Rockaway, NY)
Landis High School Coach of the Year: Barry Kubit (Oceanside, NY)
Press Service Award: Sherwin So (Glenville, NY)
Member Organization of the Year: Love 15 - Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Corporate Service Award: USPTA Eastern Division (Garden City, NY)
Club Service Award: Midtown Athletic Club (Rochester, NY)
Regional Volunteer of the Year (Northern): Domingo Montes (Albany, NY)
Regional Volunteer of the Year (Western): Steve Pike (Pittsford, NY)
Regional Volunteer of the Year (Long Island): Jacki Binder (Merrick, NY)
Regional Volunteer of the Year (Southern): Mary Ellen Bickler (White Plains, NY)
Regional Volunteer of the Year (New Jersey): Dick Walther (Summit, NJ)
Regional Volunteer of the Year (Metro): Daisy Schwartz (New York, NY)
Special Service Award: Adele Johnson (South Orange, NJ)
Multicultural Participation Leadership Award: Pablo Sierra (Brooklyn, NY)
Service to People with Disabilities Award: Daria Pascale (Brewster, NY)
USTA League Award: Jonathan Klee (East Rockaway, NY)
JTT Area League Coordinator of the Year: Loretta Van Raalte (Hartsdale, NY)
Collegiate Award: Columbia University (New York, NY)
Clinician of the Year Award: Lou Reid (New York, NY)
USTA Community Service Award: Charles Nanton (Malverne, NY)
Tennis Welcome Center of the Year: Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (New York, NY)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Donald Van Blake (Plainfield, NJ)
NJTL Section Chapter of the Year: Jerry Alleyne Memorial Foundation (Hartsdale, NY)

Event Date: 01/21/12
Event Title: USTA Eastern Annual Awards Dinner