Junior Tennis Champion of the Year: Colette Lewis
In Kalamazoo, Mich., where journalist Colette Lewis grew up, the premier sports event remains the Boys’ 18 and 16 USTA National Championships. Lewis says she loved going to the junior tennis tournament because it was a “huge part of the summer scene.”
“I was always impressed by the dedication and maturity of most junior tennis players,” says Lewis, “and thought they weren’t recognized enough for the sacrifices they made to be the best they could be.”
Since 2005, Lewis has covered junior players from around the U.S. for her blog, ZooTennis, and other outlets. Her support has made her our Junior Tennis Champion for 2016.
“There is no greater advocate for junior tennis in the U.S. than Colette,” says Bill Mountford, the USTA’s director of junior tournaments. “Junior players consider it a tremendous honor when Colette reports on their results.”
— Tracy Maymon
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