LCCC Named 2022 Organization of the Year by US Tennis Association Midwest Chapter – Morning Journal


Lorain County Community College has been named 2022 Organization of the Year by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Midwest Chapter.

The LCCC has partnered with the USTA Midwest since 2008, when the college formed its first student tennis club team, according to a news release.

Since then, the LCCC and USTA Midwest have partnered on several initiatives, including free tennis days and equipment distribution at LCCC learning centers, as well as summer tennis camps and lessons. tennis for children in evening care programs.

Most recently, the LCCC hosted the LCCC/USTA Summer Smash Youth Tennis Camp, according to the release.

Each year, more than 500 students and community members interact with tennis through LCCC’s on-campus and community programs.

Additionally, the college hosts local high school tennis teams for on-campus practices and maintains indoor and outdoor tennis facilities open to the community and students.

Jim Powers, an associate professor in the LCCC’s health and wellness division, leads the college’s tennis efforts.

Powers serves on the USTA Midwest Adult Social Committee and serves as Vice Chairman of the USTA Northeast Ohio District Board of Directors.

“Receiving this recognition was a big surprise and very much appreciated,” Powers said. “LCCC has received several grants from the USTA, and our ongoing relationship with the USTA Midwest Chapter will help us immensely as we provide athletic, fitness, and recreational opportunities to our students and the community.”

The USTA’s Midwest section includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and parts of Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The LCCC will host the 38th edition of the LCCC Tennis Classic on July 23-24.

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