By USTA Oklahoma Staff
One of our very own will be recognized later this year in New York for being one of the top tournament directors in the country. Lisa Minihan will be receiving the 2016 USTA Junior Tournament Director “Blue Ribbon” Award. A subcommittee of the USTA’s National Junior Competition Committee studied thousands of tournament directors, narrowing the list down to those prominent ones who not only run national events, but also tournaments for their section, district, state and local communities.
“The tournament directors chosen were thoroughly vetted and are truly recognized as the best and the brightest,” said Ellen Ehiers, the USTA Junior Comp Subcommittee Sanction and Schedule Coordinator in a recent interview. “They really care about every aspect of the tournaments they run, and at the end of the day, the goal is for everyone who steps foot on the tournament grounds, whether it’s a player, parent or coach, to walk away feeling that this tournament was well run and met all of their expectations. These directors continuously exceed expectations.”
Minihan will be treated to a trip to New York City to receive the award and a day at the US Open. Congratulations to Lisa Minihan!