Western Michigan Tennis

Western Michigan Tennis Association

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Western Michigan Tennis Association

2020 and 2021 Awards

2020 Awards

Junior Age Division Players of the Year

Girls 18s Abigail Siminski

Girls 16s Alexandra O’Brien

Girls 14s Yenna Park

Girls 12s Brynn Uchman

Boys 18s Joshua Portnoy/Nathaniel Webster

Boys 16s Simon Volkema

Boys 14s Ethan Portnoy

Boys 12s Andrew Owings

*No other awards were given for 2020.

2021 Awards

Junior Age Division Players of the Year

Girls 18s Elizabeth Novak

Girls 16s Alexandra O’Brien

Girls 14s Yenna Park

Girls 12s Isabella Portnoy

Boys 18s Nathaniel Webster/Joshua Portnoy

Boys 16s Colson Wells

Boys 14s Simon Caldwell

Boys 12s Oliver Caldwell

Outstanding Junior Players of the Year

Male Ozan Colak

Female Elizabeth Novak

Adult League Captain of the Year

Male Alan Lemon

Female Mary Burnet

Bob Barr Official of the Year

Linda Spann

Family of the Year

Tracy and Charles Hackney Family

Karie Schlukebir Pennock Award

Elizabeth Novak

Organization of the Year

Grand Rapids Racquet and Fitness

Adult Senior Tournament Player of the Year

Kevin Collins

Wheelchair Player of the Year

Xander Frost

Paula Stephanic Distinguished Services Award

Mark Harvey

D. Scott Frew Scholarship Winners

Male - Elijah Schuilthuis

Female - Carly Smith

The WMTA Awards Banquet for the 2021 Award Winners is set for October 2, 2022 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

2021 National NTRP Participants from Western Michigan

18+ Doubles

3.0 Men Patrick VanTuinen and Casey Tjalsma - Champions (pictured)

3.5 Men Steven Podgurski and Joe Morris - 2nd Place

4.0 Men Jeremy Andrick and Don Custodio

3.0 Women Mia Helweg and Rachel Ogilvie

4.5 Women Nancy Dancz and Leah Dancz

18+ Singles

3.0 Men Casey Tjalsma

3.5 Men Joe Morris

3.5 Men Steven Podgurski

4.5 Women Kelly Haskill

50+ Singles

4.5 Men Kevin Collins

Sue Selke was showcased to the rest of the Midwest as a super star this past month. She is truly a legend in our distict! Please read her story below:

Click here for the entire story!

One of the biggest legends Western Michigan has ever known passed away on September 6. Tiger Teusink touched so many peoples' lives through tennis in our community and was an incredible person throughout his life. The number of accomplishments he achieved in education and tennis is astounding. Here is the link for more information on his life: Tiger Teusink

We have created a "Cheat Sheet" to all the links for the changes happening with USTA Tournaments. You can view the sheet to the right.

2021 USTA Cheat Sheet


We made a 6 minute video to show you the changes happening for 2021 with Junior Tournaments. Click here for the short video.

Check out the NEW DRAW FORMAT for 2021 Level 6 (and 7) Junior Tournaments. Click here to see the info in the tournaments page!


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USTA/Western Michigan District Office

4072 Chicago Drive SW, Suite 24

Grandville, MI 49418

(616) 272-4340

Office Hours:

9:00am-3:00pm Monday thru Friday

Closed Weekends and Holidays

Executive Director - Chris Wilton


Adult District League Coordinator - Steve Mott


Western Michigan Tennis Service Representative - Sydney Whitfield