Nominations for the
2018 CATA Awards
Please submit nominations by Monday, November 5, 2018.
Award winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting December 2nd.
For questions please contact any member of the staff or CATA Board.
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
These awards are given to a male and female USPTA/PTR tennis professional for outstanding teaching 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. 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 Open, Senior, and Rising Star)
These awards are given to a male and female tennis player at the OPEN, SENIOR, and RISING STAR levels, for outstanding play.
OPEN: Recipients aged 19-54 who are highly ranked, statewide or nationally, in their skill or age division.
SENIOR: Recipients aged 55+ who are actively engaged in USTA leagues and/or tournaments.
RISING STAR: Recipients excel in league and/or tournament play and have demonstrated a quick improvement in skill level.
All recipients, in all categories, must also exemplify good sportsmanship.
Partner/Sponsor of the Year
This award is selected by the CATA Awards Committee and 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 captains who exemplify outstanding leadership through their contributions as the captain of a league team. These individuals are responsible, respectful of others, knowledgeable about and followers of league rules, good communicators with their team and with CATA, and promoters of 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 selected by the CATA Awards Committee and 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.
CATA Dedication to Tennis Award
This award is given to an individual or individuals who contribute to the success of tennis through promotion of tournaments, league play, or events that encourage tennis in the CATA footprint.
Carol Welder Contribution to Tennis Award
This award is selected by the CATA Awards Committee and 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: