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August 24, 2018
NEW YORK -- Tim Blenkiron of Las Vegas received the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award at the USPTA General Membership Meeting on Friday during the 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. The USTA/USPTA Community Service Award is a cooperative award presented annually by the United States Tennis Association as part of the USPTA’s awards program. The award recognizes a USPTA member for exceptional community service through the game of tennis.
Tim is the executive director of the No Quit Tennis Academy in Las Vegas, where he and his academy have helped over 50 children obtain college scholarships for tennis and academics along with the academy being featured as one of the Best Academies in the US by the Tennis Channel. He also is a board member of Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation; where the foundation reached a milestone of surpassing 105 at risk youth who were awarded tennis scholarships to outstanding and prestigious Colleges and Universities like Harvard, Yale, Wharton, Vanderbilt, Georgetown University, etc.
He has served in various volunteer capacities and won numerous awards throughout the Intermountain Section of the USTA including serving nine years as the USTA Intermountain Nevada President, 11 years as the Intermountain Section board as president, and won the Jon Messick Leadership Award. Along with his service to the USTA, he is ongoing speaker and on-court presenter at USPTA Intermountain Division Conferences.
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Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and promotes a greater awareness of the sport.