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2017 NJTL Art Contest Winners


USTA Texas’ National Junior Tennis and Learning programs have been working hard on their artwork this year. Entries nearly tripled for this year’s third annual NJTL Art Contest, coming from NJTL Chapters all over Texas.

The full list of winners for each division are listed below. You can view the winning submission by clicking on the entrant's name.


Elementary School Boy: Carlos Solis of Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Department


Elementary School Girl: Kailee Evans of Dallas Tennis and Education Academy


Middle School Boy: Abner Padilla Carranco of Tennis Success (Corpus Christi)


Middle School Girl: Amaya Leavell of Tennis Success (Corpus Christi)


High School Boy: Brian Hernandez of Tennis Success (Corpus Christi)


High School Girl: Mauricia Gallegos of Tennis Success (Corpus Christi)


The competition was open to all residents of Texas who were under the age of 18 and active in their local NJTL chapter. The theme of this year’s competition was to showcase when tennis makes them happiest. This contest helps participants in preparation for the upcoming USTA Foundation Essay Contest where players use experiences through tennis to tell a story.

Our grand prize winner this year is Mauricia Gallegos from Tennis Success in Corpus Christi. Mauricia has been chosen to receive four (4) tickets to this year’s U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston. She will be conducting the coin toss for the final match on Sunday, April 16th at River Oaks Country Club in Houston. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners. 

The NJTL program was established in 1969, with the mission to develop the character of young people through participation in tennis. The theme of this year’s competition was to showcase when tennis makes them happiest.

For more information about the upcoming USTA Foundation NJTL Essay Contest visit the USTA Foundation. Participants must be part of our NJTL network. Find a program near you and become a future leader today!




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