Quakertown's Arkans Receives USTA Middle States Sportsmanship 18s Award

Local United States Tennis Association USTA District Honors 2022 Standouts

On Sunday, March 12, USTA Middle States and its Philadelphia Area District PATD will recognize 2022 District, Section, and National award winners during the annual PATD Awards Brunch.

Each year Middle States and its six districts recognize excellence in tennis by honoring the volunteers, organizations, programs and USTA members who have done an outstanding job on and off the court to help promote the growth of tennis. Top-ranked players from throughout the region are also recognized for their accomplishments.

The awards ceremony will take place at Green Valley Country Club Lafayette Hill, Pa.) at 11 a.m. on March 12. Anyone interested in additional information about awards can email communications@ms.usta.com.

2022 District Award Winners

PATD High School Coach of the Year Lora Ball
PATD High School Coach of the Year Harris Mailman
PATD College Coach of the Year Norman Patten
PATD Teaching Pro of the Year Christopher Racz
PATD Teaching Pro of the Year Stacey Fern Weiner
PATD Family of the Year The Dash Family
PATD Gold Cup Family of the Year The Yum Family
PATD Adult Volunteer of the Year Walter Robinson
PATD Junior Volunteers of the Year Tennis Buddies Squad: Lexi Nydish, Lexi Frutkin & Jack Frutkin
PATD Junior Service Award Alex Dash
PATD USTA Captain of the Year William Metz
PATD USTA Captain of the Year Rachel Pavis
PATD Commercial Organization of Year Delaware Valley Tennis Academy, Greg & Marybeth Ranieri
PATD Non-Commercial Organization of the Year Advantage in Air, Surya Namana, George Zhang, Tony Xu & Katherine Emmanuel
PATD CTA of Year South Philly Tennis Association, Bryan Hughes
PATD JTT Organizer of the Year Kathryn Bruton
PATD Community Development Joni Helton & Joshua Irving PATD Media Award Montco.Today, Dan Weckerly, Editor PATD Official of the Year Kitty Perrin
PATD Tournament Director Laura Canfield
PATD Tournament Director Mehdi Rhazali Jonathan Rosado Memorial Award Ken Riale
Connie Ebert Memorial Award Leslie Pixley
PATD Distinguished Service Award Janet Dzubow
PATD Presidential Award Arvind Aravindhan
District Boys' 12s # 1 Ranked Player Sulaiman Syed District Girls' 12s # 1 Ranked Player Karishma Satti District Boys' 14s # 1 Ranked Player Joshua Bayete Miller District Girls' 14s # 1 Ranked Player Natalie Oliver District Boys' 16s # 1 Ranked Player Zachary Cohen District Girls' 16s # 1 Ranked Player Kayla Chung

District Boys' 18s # 1 Ranked Player Alexander Sterin District Girls' 18s # 1 Ranked Player Esha Velaga

2022 Middle States & National Award Winners
Middle States Girls’ 16s #1 Ranked Player Kayla Chung
Middle States Boys’ 18s #1 Ranked Player Alexander Sterin
Middle States Girls’ 18s #1 Ranked Player Esha Velaga
Middle States Boys’ 18s Sportsmanship Award Max Arkans
Middle States Girls’ 16s Sportsmanship Award Leah Thomas
National Men’s Open Individual Doubles #1 Ranked Player Kamala Kanaan
Middle States Family of the Year The Dash Family
Middle States Junior Volunteer of the Year Tennis Buddies Squad: Lexi Nydish, Lexi Frutkin & Jack Frutkin
Middle States Presidential Service Award Laura Canfield & Sally Baird
Middle States Tennis Industry Award JKST Gulph Mills
Middle States Tennis on Campus Leaders Jacob Lui, Chris Elliott