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Folkes/Stevens Indoor Tennis Center at Old Dominion University
USTA Mid-Atlantic Announces 2016 Award Winners
Local tennis champions recognized for their impact, inclusion, and innovation in growing the game at the community level
Bethesda, Maryland, November 12, 2016 – The United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Mid-Atlantic Section (MAS) announced the winners of the 2016 Impact, Inclusion, and Innovation awards which aim to honor those making a difference promoting and developing the growth of tennis in the Mid-Atlantic. The Section recognized both an individual and an organization in these three award categories.
Jennifer Toomy has won the 2016 Impact Award for her work in the tennis community during the past year. Jennifer Toomy was one of six award winners announced at USTA Mid-Atlantic’s Annual Conference on November 12, 2016 during the USTA MAS Conference and Awards.
“We selected each of these award recipients for the outstanding commitment they’ve made to growing the sport of tennis in their community,” USTA Mid-Atlantic Executive Director Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro said. “They deserve to be recognized for reaching youth and adults in new and effective manners and sparking interest in tennis among diverse populations.
This is the second year USTA MAS has focused awards in the categories of Impact, Inclusion and Innovation which support the Section’s mission and strategic objectives. The Impact Award is recognition for hard-hitting influence on the growth of tennis, the Inclusion Award is recognition for advancing the commitment to tennis in every community, and the Innovation Award is recognition for embracing change as a strategy to grow tennis.
Jennifer Toomy is the Head Tennis Professional at Folkes/Stevens Indoor Tennis Center at Old Dominion University
“Watching the focus on someone’s face explode into a smile after a well hit ball is the greatest reward any tennis professional can ask for.”
About USTA Mid-Atlantic: The Mid-Atlantic Section (MAS) is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization and has been part of the official governing body for tennis in America since 1923. The USTA MAS serves almost 36,000 members in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and eastern and southern West Virginia. Tennis players of all ages and skill levels are involved in leagues, tournaments and programs sanctioned by the Section. For more information on USTA MAS, visit www.midatlantic.usta.com or follow @USTAMidAtlantic on Twitter.