TRIBUTE AWARD

TRIBUTE AWARD

VOTE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL/ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR!

The 2018 YellowTennisBall.com Tribute Award nominees consist of individuals and organizations who have shown a passion and dedication for supporting the growth of tennis and community outreach in South Florida, and have gone above and beyond in dedicating their time to the sport.  We congratulate all of this year’s nominees, and are proud to associate ourselves with each of them.

GRAND PRIZE – PLEASE VOTE BELOW. The individual/organization that receives the most votes will be interviewed on national television in over 32 million homes via Tennis Channel. Voting ends February 8th, 2018. All finalists will be presented an award on Stadium Court during the 2018 Delray Beach Open.

EMBASSY SUITES – BOCA RATON

We are pleased to welcome guests and participants in the 2018 Delray Beach Open! Newly renovated, and updated in 2016, with your comfort and convenience in mind. All-two room suites, with room for up to 5 in a two bedroom with pull out sofa. Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily. Complimentary Evening reception nightly 5:30 – 7:30pm (Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age). Complimentary transportation within 3 miles of hotel. Website.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES, DELRAY BEACH

The new Delray Beach Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach is located just 1/2 mile from the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center and .5 miles from downtown. Our hotel offers a complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily as well as complimentary wireless internet and parking to all of our guests. There is on-site guest laundry, an outdoor pool, and a spacious 24-hour fitness center. We are only minutes away from all of the shopping, fine dining, and energetic nightlife that this vibrant city has to offer. Website.

IMPACT SPORTS PERFORMANCE

IMPACT Sports Performance is an 11,500 square-foot state-of-the-art training facility in Boca Raton, FL. We train athletes in all sports from the professional, collegiate and high school level using our exercise science-based protocols. See our facility and program descriptions. 561.241.4903. www.Impactnextlevel.com.

OUTSIDE THE BALL

Hosted by Mayleen Ramey, Outside the Ball.com is a content channel featuring weekly, fun interviews with the world’s top tennis players. From candid moments to exclusive access to tennis parties and events, this unique off-court content takes fans beyond the game and into the lives of pros. Outside the Ball has accumulated over 8 million views and more than 80,000 subscribers on their digital platforms. Tune in every #TennisTuesday for new videos!

PURLIFE FITNESS CENTER & PURSTRANDS SALON

Our Delray Beach Fitness Trainers are all nationally certified with a wide range of experience and expertise. We work with all ages and fitness levels. Whether you are a professional athlete, a recreational golf or tennis devotee, someone looking to lose weight, or just need some extra motivation and accountability, we have the right trainer to meet your needs. The Personal Training System at PūrLife Fitness is designed to ensure clients reach an optimal level of fitness and health both safely and efficiently. Your PūrLife Team addresses individual goals and concerns, while working on weak links, imbalances, and asymmetries. We are dedicated to our clients health by guiding and monitoring them through proper movement selection, appropriate nutrition choices, and adequate rest/recovery. www. purlifedelray.com

KAM KUCHTA

Director of Tennis, Wycliffe Country Club. A native of Poland, Kam was an expert skier and member of the Polish National Youth Ski Team. After moving to Chicago, at age 11 he was named the top ranked National Junior player until age 18. In early 1989, Kuchta reached a career milestone by attaining an ATP World ranking. He is a nine-time USTA National Gold Ball winner and was selected to be a member of the USTA National Team. Kuchta is ranked #1 in the United States in both USPTA & USTA Men’s 35 through 45 singles and doubles and has over 25 of teaching experience. “One of the joys of being a tennis professional, is using my talent to help others achieve their maximum potential and to grow their game of tennis,” says Kuchta. www.Wycliffecc.com

CW LEWIS

Director of Tennis at Seasons Tennis & Swim Club in Boca Raton, Florida. CW has over 30 years of teaching experience and is actively involved with the USPTA for many years. He is the Director of the USPTA Women’s Round-Robin held annually at the Delray Beach Open.

RICHARD CENTERBAR

Director of Tennis at Boca Grove Country Club for over 30 years.. A native of Boca Raton, he attended Boca Raton High School and Florida Atlantic University. Richard has served on the USPTA Florida Division for 12 years. During that time, he was the President of District II and President of the Florida Division, overseeing 1600 tennis professionals. He also served on the USPTA National Executive for five years and in 2013 he was named the USPTA Florida Professional of the Year. Richard’s reputation has brought the likes of tennis legend Ivan Lendl, as well as current touring pros Andy Murray, Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov, to practice and use the Boca Grove Tennis and Fitness facilities. www.BocaGrove.com.

2018 Co-Winners: Kam Kuchta and Purlife Fitness Center & Purstrands Salon.