USTA Eastern’s Long Island Region celebrated the enormous contributions of its members to the sport of tennis on May 9 at the region’s 22nd Annual Awards Dinner.
The dinner, which was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY, featured a Mexican Fiesta theme, and included awards for players in the Points Per Round (PPR) and National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories, along with awards for the top junior, high school and adult players, and league captains.
Ed Wolfarth of Syosset, a longtime tennis player and teaching pro, as well as a dedicated Long Island volunteer, received the Hy Zausner Tennis Lifetime Achievement Award, the evening’s highest honor. Nancy Gill McShea of Rockville Centre and Ron Rebhuhn of Westbury, both of whom were recent inductees to the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame, were honored with the Vitas Gerulaitis For the Love of Tennis Award. The region also honored D.A. Abrams, former Executive Director of USTA Eastern, with the Arthur Ashe Multicultural Award.
The keynote speech was delivered by sports reporter Ann Liguori, the first woman to host her own call-in sports show on the original all-sports radio station, WFAN-NY.