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Welcome to the official web site of the Kansas District Tennis Association! WWW.KANSAS.USTA.COM

We are working to serve you better! The purpose of the KDTA is to
promote the sport of tennis as a means of recreation, good health, and sportsmanship by facilitating league programs, tournaments, and other tennis-related events and activities. These programs are offered for adults, juniors, seniors, in addition to mentally or physically handicapped athletes.

Use this site to get latest information on events and activities going on throughout the state. Our hope is that this information will help you get involved in the great sport of tennis.

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   2015 AWARDS

10 and Under Tennis Provider

Janie Bremyer, McPherson, KS

Mac Advantage

USTA Junior Team Tennis Organizer of the Year

Janet Glaser, Wichita, KS

Missouri Valley Section Award Recipient

Facility of the Year

Ralph Wulz – Riverside, Wichita, KS

Jeff Clark

High School Coach of the Year

Tyler Brown, McPherson, KS

McPherson High School

Adult Player of the Year

Victor DeMelo, Salina, KS

Junior Player of the Year – Female

Dohee Lee, Wichita, KS

Junior Player of the Year – Male

Casey Ratzlaff, Wichita, KS

Missouri Valley Section Award Recipient

Membership Organization of the Year

Ark City CTA - Aaron O’Donnell

Arkansas City, KS

Outstanding Diversity Achievement

Winfield Recreation Department – Jason Speegle

Winfield, KS

Outstanding Adult/Senior Tournament of the Year

76th Annual Jayhawk Adult Open

Topeka Tennis Association – Connie Robertson, President

Topeka, KS

Media Excellence

Rick Peterson – Topeka Capital Journal

Topeka, KS

Outstanding Official

Derwin Turner, Wichita, KS

Tennis Family of the Year

Paul and Lisa Klaassen Family, Arkansas City, KS

Junior Recreational Player of the Year

Austin Gartner, Andover, KS

Missouri Valley Section Award Recipient

Outstanding Contributor to USTA League Tennis

Bob Bundy, Topeka, KS

Junior Sportsmanship Awards

Boys 12’s  Connor Phelps, Salina, KS

Boys 14’s  Jarrod Nowak, McPherson, KS

Boys 16’s  Ty Stranghoner, Wichita, KS

Boys 18’s  Zachary Hampton, Salina, KS

Girls 12’s  Lily Perrin, Salina, KS

Girls 14’s  Kelsie Burr, Arkansas City, KS

Girls 16’s  Morgan Holopriek, Hesston, KS

Girls 18’s  Ally Burr, Arkansas City, KS



Cornelia Salmon (Connie) Robertson, Lecompton, KS


2015 USTA/ Kansas Recipients of Missouri Valley Section Awards

Three 2015 USTA/ Kansas Award recipients are also recipients of 2015 Missouri Valley Section Awards in their nominated categories.

USTA Junior Team Tennis Organizer – Janet Glaser,  Wichita, KS

Male Junior Player of the Year – Casey Ratzlaff,  Wichita, KS

Male Junior Recreational Player of the Year – Austin Gartner,  Andover, KS


League Teams Advancing to Nationals

Myron Pushyk and Matt Wright - 18 & Over Adult 5.0+ Men
Terry Cobb and Steve Pigg - 55 & Over Adult 8.0 Men
Debbie and Rick Flynn - 18 & Over 6.0 Mixed Doubles
Mel Brown - 18 & Over 7.0 Mixed Doubles


USTA/Kansas has appointed Gayle West Shaw as Coordinator for ROGY Pathway and 12 & Under programs in the district.

Gayle resides in Topeka with her son, Lance Lysaught, his wife and their six children.  Lance is currently Washburn University Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach.  Her grandchildren play tennis in Missouri Valley Junior Competition and also high school tennis.  

She has extensive tennis background as an adult league player as co-captain of women’s teams.  She has attended Section Championships with her 3.5 Women’s team.  She also enjoys golf, yoga, pickle ball and spending time with her grandchildren on the tennis court.    

Gayle will be working to implement consistency and communication with tournament directors, players and parents regarding the ROGY Pathway in order to promote a better understanding of the system.  She will be responsible for monitoring pathway progression and compliance to the ROGY rules for players’ advancement from level to level.  She will schedule and review ROGY tournaments prior to sanctioning and submit them for approval.

We hope you will be able to meet Gayle in the very near future.  Her plan is to travel to your facilities and tournament sites to assist you with questions and to determine what Kansas District can do to make the Pathway experience one that is both fun and rewarding for youth and parents as they begin to learn skills in a sport they can enjoy their entire lives.

Here is her contact information

ROGY Pathway 
12 & Under Coordinator
Gayle Shaw
3327 SE 39th Terrace
Topeka, KS 66609



Greg Hasterok (Calif) and Nick Taylor (Wicihta, Kansas) seen here with Stan Smith and Julie Jilly won Quad Open Doubles at the PTR Wheelchair Championships last weekend on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  The #1 seeded duo defeated  Canadian Gary Luker and Florida’s Marc McLean 6-2, 6-0.

Casey Ratzlaff (no photo available) of Wichita, KS and Conner Stroud (NC) won the Junior Open /A Singles at the PTR Wheelchair Championships.  They defeated Chris Herman (FL) and Cole Wooten (GA) 8-3.

Photos by Dayle Thomas

Click to view PDF of Summer 2015 Courtsider

Connie Robertson is working with returning warriors at Fort Riley, traveling there once a week to teach both wheelchair and stand-up tennis.  Once the soldiers are ready to leave, the diversity representative in the area of the country they are returning to is contacted so that they can continue to play and improve their game.  For more information contact Connie at crobertsonustamv@aol.com.




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Two Facilities Awarded National Grants

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced, through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, that it has awarded a $20,000 grant to the City of Grand Island in Neb. and a $9,000 grant to the City of Cedar Rapids in Iowa. Read More

JTT National 18s Confirmed, 14s Rescheduled

JTT National 18s Confirmed, 14s Rescheduled Read More

Taylor Wins PTR Wheelchair Championship

Taylor Wins PTR Wheelchair Championship Read More

National JTT 14s Championship Cancelled

National JTT 14s Championship Cancelled Read More

Johnson Takes Third on Super Senior Team

Richard Johnson of Ballwin, Mo., was a member of the third place Men's 70 and Over team for the Jack Crawford Cup. Read More