Next month, USTA Eastern’s Annual Tennis Conference will return to an in-person event. The Conference is highlighted by the annual Awards Ceremony, and this year, several members of the Metro Region will be honored.
Darcy Cobb receives the 2021 Tennis Woman of the Year Award. Cobb was a longtime local league coordinator in the region and a founding member and past president of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association.
The Lincoln Terrace Tennis Association (LTTA) has been named the 2021 Member Organization of the Year. The LTTA has played an instrumental role in growing the game in several Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Steven Mingo will be honored as the 2021 Clinician of the Year. Mingo has volunteered his time and services with the Mayor’s Action Plan and Fresh Air Fund, two NYC initiatives that help provide activities for children from low-income communities. Mingo has also taught tennis in several NYC after school programs.
Susan Cassidy has been named the 2021 Metro Region Volunteer of the Year. Cassidy has been actively involved in organizing many Metro Region events, including the recent Thank You to Essential Workers Clinic held this past year in Brooklyn.
Lorraine Alexander will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for all her efforts over many years to bring tennis to young people in the Bronx through the Co-Op City tennis program.