INDIANAPOLIS, IND., — The USTA/Midwest Section is pleased to announce the recipient of the Member Organization of the Year Award for 2019 is Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Tennis. This award is presented to a tennis community, recognizing its service to its members through junior and adult programs and its history of providing these services.
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Tennis is a public-school, district based non-profit program serving more than 2,000 participants of all ages and backgrounds each year throughout the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area. The organization’s array of programming includes approximately 300 multi-session, affordable youth and adult tennis classes and camps annually that utilize 12 sites including public school tennis courts and gyms, and the University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center.
Offerings for adults include 15-20 USTA Adult League teams, Social Leagues, USTA/Midwest Section Start/ReStart beginner adult program (currently has more than 150 participants making it one of the largest beginner programs in the section), clinics, and Cardio Tennis. Ann Arbor Rec & Ed is a Net Generation provider offering the youth progression pathway, Junior Team Tennis, and entry level tournaments.
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Tennis provides many opportunities to both its participants and the community. The organization partners with the University of Michigan, hosts tennis events and tournaments, donates equipment to players, facilitates Net Generation trainings and school partnerships, offers scholarships and reduced fees to low income families, and hosts local USTA community tennis meetings.
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Tennis is part of Community Education and Recreation department of the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Its overarching mission is “to enhance the quality of life for our community through education and recreation.”
About USTA/Midwest Section
The USTA/Midwest Section exceeds 70,000 individual members and approximately 1,000 member organizations. It is the second largest section of the United States Tennis Association. The USTA/Midwest Section consists of 13 Districts in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as designated counties in West Virginia and Kentucky. The USTA/Midwest Section offers recreational and competitive tennis for individuals of all ages and abilities. Visit www.midwest.usta.com for more information.