Nominations for the 2018 CATA Awards.
Please submit nominations by Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Award winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting December 4.
For questions please contact any member of the CATA Board.
Nomination form here .
(awards are closed until 2018. )
A list and description of the Annual Awards are as follows:
The Sportsmanship Award
This award honors a person who exemplifies good sportsmanship, a competitive spirit and fair play on and off the court.
Pro of the Year
This award is given to a CAPTA Pro for his/her outstanding abilities at a professional level in building stronger tennis players at all levels of skill. To qualify, an individual must be a resident of the Capital area and should be a member of CAPTA. He/she may be a teacher on the staff of an educational institution, a staff member of a city recreation department, a teaching pro or in some comparable employment. He/she should work cooperatively with CATA to promote, grow and develop tennis in the Capital Area.
Player of the Year (Male and Female, Senior, and Rising Star)
This award is given to a male and female tennis player, both adult and senior, for his/her outstanding level of play. The recipient should be highly ranked, statewide or nationally, in their skill or age division. The recipient should also exemplify good sportsmanship.
Partner/Sponsor of the Year
This award is given to a business or organization which has partnered with CATA by sponsoring or conducting events and/or programs that contribute to the growth and development of tennis in the Capital Area.
Captain of the Year
This award is given to an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership through his/her contributions as the captain of a league team. This individual is knowledgeable of the league rules and plays by them, is responsible, is respectful of others, has good communication skills with team members and CATA, and promotes fair play for the betterment and furtherance of an enjoyable league play experience.
Family of the Year
This award is given to a family who resides in the Capital Area and whose members have made valuable contributions to the growth and development of tennis. The family represents the development and promotion of tennis on and off the court on a local, state or national level. The recipient of this award is then nominated for the USTA Texas Section Family of the Year Award.
Volunteer of the Year
This award is given to an individual or individuals who have made valuable contributions to CATA through volunteer work during the year in which the award is given.
CATA Inspirational Award
This award is given to an individual or individuals who inspires the desire of tennis in others.
Carol Welder Contribution to Tennis Award
This award is given to the outstanding individual who is widely known to devote numerous voluntary hours, time and energy to the growth of tennis at all levels and is recognized by their tennis community for their exceptional and selfless dedication and devotion to tennis.
2017 AWARD WINNERS
|Partner of the Year||River Place Country Club|
|Volunteer of the Year||Polly McWilliams|
|CATA’s 2017 Inspirational Award||Gayle Kirkpatrick|
|Captain of the Year||Female: Cathy Smith
Male: Ed Palaez
|Sportsmanship Award||Sally Graham|
|Rising Star Player of the Year||Maria Orrick|
|Player of the Year||Female: Dianne Lee
Male: Carl Morris
Senior Female: Brenda Latta
|Pro of the Year||Heiki Moorlat|
|Family of the Year||The Kerrigan Family|
|Carol Welder Contribution to Tennis Award||Dennis McWilliams|
|Dedication to Tennis||Gary Ellison (posthumous)|
Past Award Winners: