Awards

Awards and Recipients

The Tennis Hall of Fame awards and honors individuals and organizations whose contributions, dedication, and commitment to tennis positively benefit the sport.

ITHF Global Organization of Distinction

New for 2017, the ITHF Global Organization of Distinction will be presented for the first time at the 2017 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Annual General Meeting. It will be awarded to a tennis organization, association, federation, or facility that has demonstrated a successful track record of distinguished service and contributions toward the growth of tennis.

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Samuel Hardy Award

2016 Recipient: Sheridan Snyder

The Samuel Hardy Award, sponsored by the ITHF, is presented to a USTA volunteer in recognition of long and outstanding service at the national level to the sport of tennis. The recipients must exemplify qualities of selflessness and devotion to the game that have been an inspiration to others.

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Tennis Educational Merit Award

2016 Recipients: Jorge Andrew and Delaine Mast

The Tennis Educational Merit Awards, sponsored by the ITHF, are presented to citizens or residents of the U.S. who have made notable contributions in the tennis education field have demonstrated leadership and creative skills in such areas as instruction, writing, organization and promotion of the game of tennis.

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Eugene L. Scott Award

2016 Recipient: Vitas Gerulaitis (posthumous honors)

The Eugene L. Scott Award honors an individual who consistently embodies Gene’s commitment to communicating honestly and critically about the game, and who has had a significant impact on the world of tennis.  Presented annually at The Legends Ball.

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Joseph F. Cullman III Award

2016 Recipient: Nike

The Joseph F. Cullman III Award is presented to an exceptional company who shares Joe Cullman’s enthusiasm for tennis and who has also made a significant contribution to society at large – both philanthropically and through outstanding generosity of spirit.  Presented annually at The Legends Ball.

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Fed Cup Award of Excellence

2016 recipient: Nathalie Tauziat, France

The Fed Cup Award of Excellence, inaugurated by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation in 2001, is presented to past and present members of a Fed Cup team who best represent the ideals and spirit of the competition.

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Davis Cup Award of Excellence

2016 Recipient: Ivan Ljubicic, Czech Republic

The Davis Cup Award of Excellence, inaugurated by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation in 2001, is presented to a past or present Davis Cup player from the country or region where the final is being held, who represents the ideals and spirit of the competition.

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Golden Achievement Award

2016 Recipient: Vittorio Selmi, Italy

The Golden Achievement Award is presented to a person who has made important contributions internationally to tennis in the fields of administration, promotion or education and has devoted long and outstanding service to the sport.

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Chairman's Award

2015 Recipients: Ron Burns and David Westin

The Chairman’s Award recognizes outstanding service by a Board Member to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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