2016 RTA Award Winners


Team Captain of the Year: Laura Brown

Given to an area captain, voted by their peers and teammates to be a hardworking, organized and devoted captains.   Laura, a full time surgeon and mother of 3 boys, is an organized captain that is known for her great communication.  She is a team cheerleader and is always positive.




Best Pro of the Year: Jon Janda

Jon is a Head Professional at North Hills Club.  He works with both adults and juniors.  Following a successful junior career (Top 25 National ranking) and collegiate career (University of North Carolina),  Jon has continued his success into Adult Leagues.  He currently plays on a 5.5 Spring Team as well as in the Raleigh Pro League.




Volunteer of the Year: Roger Winstead

The volunteer of the year is given to someone in our community that exemplifies extraordinary efforts in dedicating their time to Raleigh Tennis Association events and programs.  Roger has been a key player in promoting all of RTA's events through our social media channels.  Chances are if you've heard about something happening in the area, Roger had something to do with generating the message. 




Wizard of Oz: John VanDeWater

This award is given to someone who exemplifies extraordinary efforts in working behind the scenes to make RTA successful. John is the Treasurer for RTA.  It is through his hard-work and dedication, that RTA operations are even possible. 

John has been the Treasurer of RTA for 5 years. He began playing tennis at age 7 in Poughkeepsie Tennis Club and has been playing in Adult leagues since 1990.  As a junior he was ball boy for the Junior Davis Cup and has worked matches with Jimmy Connors, Harold Solomon and other well known junior players at the time.

Past RTA Community Awards


2015 RTA "Wizard of Oz"  David Bell

2015 RTA Volunteer of the year  Susan Shaw

2015 RTA Best Tennis Pro  Jay White, University Club

2015 RTA Best Team Captain Brittany Robinson

2015 RTA  LLC Sportsmanship  Barbara Kelly


2014 RTA "Wizard of Oz" Shane Wells

2014 RTA Volunteer of the year, Pam Boyden

2014 Best Tennis Pro, Paul Goode, RRC

2014 Best Team Captain, Carol Kissell


2013 -RTA "Wizard of Oz" Tim Wilkins

2013 RTA  Volunteer of the Year, Pam Priddy

2013 LLC Sportsmanship Award, Tammy Crump

2013 Best Tennis Pro, Bennett Bailey, MEX

2013 Best Tennis Captain, Cathy Couch

RTA AWARDS