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Long Islanders to be Recognized by USTA Eastern

Several Long Islanders will be among those honored by USTA Eastern at its Annual Awards Dinner on January 21, 2012 in White Plains. The award recipients will be recognized for their hard work on behalf of the section and the growth of tennis.
“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.”
Adult award winners are:
  • Landis High School Coach of the Year: Barry Kubit (Oceanside)
  • Corporate Service Award: USPTA Eastern Division (Garden City)
  • Regional Volunteer of the Year (Long Island): Jacki Binder (Merrick)
  • USTA League Award: Jonathan Klee (East Rockaway)
  • USTA Community Service Award: Charles Nanton (Malverne)
Junior awards will go to:
  • Edith Martin Girls' 14 Sportsmanship Award: Shanice Arthur (Glen Head)
  • Lt. Frederick M. Scribner, Jr. Boys' 18 Sportsmanship Award: Brendan Henry (Massapequa)
  • Ron Smyth Parent Sportsmanship Award: Melanie Rubin (Merrick)
  • Tournament Director of the Year: Annelies Karp (Floral Park)