The Annual Evening of Champions banquet, fundraiser and Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame induction is held each year to honor tennis program achievements, fundraise for future CTP grants and to connect with the tennis community.
The 26th Annual Evening of Champions was held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Fountain Blue Banquets.
This year, we inducted three great Chicagoans into the Chicago Tennis Hall of Fame. Joining the Hall of Fame were Nancy Hoekstra, Wally Piekarski and Jack Sharpe. See each inductee’s bio on the Hall of Fame page.
Awards were given to the Chicagoans that finished #1 in a Midwest section USTA category. Other awards went to Chicagoans in the following categories:
Coach of the Year:
Facility of the Year:
Glenview Tennis Club
Junior Player of the Year (Female):
Junior Player of the Year (Male):
League Player of the Year (Female):
Mary Ann Sharpe
League Player of the Year (Male):
Organization of the Year:
The Ace Project
Tennis Official of the Year:
Tournament Director of the Year:
Alex Shusis and Paul MacDonald
The fundraising portion of the Annual Evening of Champions event helps generate funds to support the junior tennis program grants awarded within the Chicago District including Cook, Lake and DuPage counties. During the evening we held a silent auctions and a mobile pledging campaign. Thanks to donations from our guests, we raised over $20,000. A big thanks to everyone for their support.
We hope you enjoy the many memories of our 2015 celebration.