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2016 USTA Arkansas Award Recipients



Congratulations to all 2016 Annual USTA Arkansas Award Recipients. These outstanding events and individuals will be honored Friday, January 13th in North Little Rock.  


Adult Tennis Tournament of the Year

“Paws at the Net” – Little Rock


Arkansas Tennis Professional of the Year

Rob and Gail Nankervis – Little Rock


Barbara Brewer Community Service Award

Gwen Wiggins & Kerri Behel - Searcy


Arkansas Tennis Family of the Year

The David Barnett Family – Little Rock


Henry Doyle Outstanding Senior Award

Tom Eppler – Fort Smith


Junior Tennis Tournament of the Year

Hot Springs Country Club Junior Championship presented by Citizens Bank


Member Organization of the Year

Western Arkansas Tennis Association – Fort Smith


Pat Riley Umpire of the Year

Joel Gambill - Jonesboro


Rising Star 10 & Under Junior Award

Win Gibson - Jonesboro

Emmory Simmons – Little Rock


Arkansas Tennis Special Tennis Event of the Year

Baptist Health Bolo Bash Tennis Tournament – Little Rock


Dr. Ted Bailey Sportsmanship Junior Award

Hunter Roper - Jonesboro


Herschel Friday Outstanding Junior Player

Tatum Rice – Hot Springs

Hunter Harrison – Little Rock


Jay Freeman Most Improved Junior Player

Eleanor Coleman - Bentonville

Hayden Shoemake - Centerton


USTA League Captain of the Year Award

Judith Boen - Fayetteville

Lucy Coleman – Fort Smith


Victor Sheshunoff Meritorious Education Award

Mindy Huberty of “Our House” – Little Rock


             2017 Arkansas Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee

 Greg Fess - Little Rock




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