Kenny Huffman Tennis Classic

Since 1973

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather.  The mountains and valleys are finally in bloom.  Perfect tennis weather, minus the rain.  The KHTC Committee met April 29, 2018.  Much was accomplished for our tournament this year.  For the first time, the boys and girls 18U and 14U singles and doubles will be a USTA sanctioned tournament.  If you are a member of the USTA and play in the KHTC on July 27 thru 29, 2018, you can receive USTA points and ATS (Appalachian Tennis Series) or MTC (Mountain Tennis Circuit) points.  So juniors – be sure and join the ATS and become a USTA member.  There should be some hot competition.

 We have 10 people on our tennis committee.  Two members are new this year and already have new and fresh ideas to improve our tournament.  They are:  Victor Allara and Kristi Marcum.  The other members are:  Ruth Moore, Tim McNamee, Rick Raleigh, Freddie Napier, Mots Bishnoi, Brad Stanley, Coty Marcum, and myself - Sue Huffman Stanley.  We have four tennis coaches and seven tennis players.  When these tennis brains get together, good things happen.

 Nor only will we have some tough competition, but we also have some great prizes to raffle off this year.  We have a recliner valued at $599.00 donated by Craig Damron’s Furniture; a gas grill valued at $299.00 from Lowes; a 32” flat screen TV valued at $300.00 from Wal-Mart in Prestonsburg; four KY T-shirts valued at $28.00 from Wildcat Warehouse; KY wreath valued at $50.00; and many gift cards and coupons from local restaurants and stores.  Also, Food City, Quality Foods, and Velocity are donating up to $100.00 each for food and drinks for our concession stand.  We have wonderful sponsors!  So, start buying your raffle tickets now.  You can get them from any committee member.

 I found some inspirational quotes I want to share with you:  “It never gets easier, you just get better”; “Age is no barrier.  It’s a limitation you put on your mind” – by Jackie Joyner-Kersee; “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else” – by Fearless; “There is no way around the hard work, embrace it!!” – by Roger Federer; “The fifth set is not about tennis, it is about nerves” – by Boris Becker; “Whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.” – 1 Cor. 10:31; “Play with respect.  Win with grace.” – Roger Federer; “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It is the life in your years.” – by Abraham Lincoln; and “You are never playing an opponent.  You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” – by Arthur Ashe.  Now, with all this inspiration, go out and be a champion.

Bye for now, until next month,

Sue Huffman Stanley

Founder of Kenny Huffman Tennis Classic

KHTC Director

Author of “A Tennis Love Story”



May  2018


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