Scholarships & Awards

Lake Norman Tennis Association

LNTA Serves College Awards

LNTA Serves Scholarship Application

Once again, LNTA is pleased to announce the opportunity for Lake Norman area tennis-playing seniors to apply for one of two $1,000 scholarships. High school seniors are invited to apply, and the awards will be presented by LNTA. *The deadline to apply this year is May 15.

Please Note:   We understand during these times that it may be hard for you to secure your three letters of recommendation with the requirement of having them in a sealed envelope with a signature. For our 2020 applicants, we are allowing you to have your three letters emailed to us BY THE AUTHOR OF THE LETTER. Emails must be sent by them, not the applicant. Please use the email Being sent through their email will serve as their “signature”.

We are also extending the application deadline to May 15. This means any items being mailed through “snail mail” must be postmarked by May 15. Letters of recommendation being sent through email must be received by 11:59pm on May 15.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to for questions or clarification.

The seniors selected for these awards could be playing on a school team, in tournaments or USTA Junior Team Tennis. LNTA is not seeking the best tennis players in the area to receive these scholarships, but for students who actively participate in competitive tennis and community activities in the Lake Norman area. A scholarship selection committee is formed each year to review the applications and select the recipients. If you’re interested in volunteering to serve on this committee, please contact Amy Brandon at

LNTA Serves Awards

Each fall, LNTA hosts the Acetoberfest Tournament, a one-day adult doubles event. Proceeds from this tournament are used exclusively to fund the LNTA Serves College scholarships.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners:  Grace Krohn (Lake Norman High School) & James Last (South Iredell High School).  They were selected by a scholarship committee for their academic achievement, as well as their outstanding service to the community. Their award pictures appear below.

Previous LNTA Serves College Awards Recipients

(2018) Aleya Last & Grant Swicegood

(2017) Lauren Gish & Shelby Auvil

(2016) Sean Wydra & Gabby Moore

(2015) Lily Aldrich & Elizabeth Farley

(2014) Ryan Wydra & Elizabeth Chen

(2013) Ashley Kohler & Justin Elliott

(2012) Morgan Marin & Rigney Marcela

Mark Friday Memorial Scholarship

Mark Friday Scholarship Application

The Mark Friday Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 by Mark’s family, friends and USTA teammates. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Lake Norman area high school senior by the Mark Friday Memorial Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation.

It is the Foundation’s expectation that a recipient’s $1,000 scholarship will be renewed for four years as long as scholarship recipients maintain an acceptable GPA and are making progress toward a degree.

The 2019 scholarship was awarded to Hanna Berger (pictured below). The 2017 & 2018 Mark Friday Memorial Scholarships awarded to Sydney Zarsadias and Ryan Jurist respectively were both renewed in 2019.




North Carolina Tennis Foundation Grants & Scholarships

The North Carolina Tennis Foundation is proud to support high school tennis by offering the following grant and scholarship opportunities.

  • Emily H. Preyer Family College Scholarship – This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one NC Male High School Senior and one NC Female High School Senior. *Deadline – May 1.
  • High School Team Grant – This grant provides support to high school tennis teams in North Carolina. Funds from this grant can be used for equipment, supplies, facility projects, and more. Please fill out all parts of the application and be as detailed as possible with your proposal.



NC Tennis Awards

Each year, the N.C. Tennis Association honors young men & women who have done an outstanding job on & off the court to promote our great sport. Annual awards for high school players include:

  • High School Player of the Year
  • Junior Tennis Sportsmanship Award
  • Junior Tennis Player of the Year Award


USTA Scholarship Opportunities

USTA Scholarship Application

USTA Serves awards scholarships annually to deserving youth who have participated in United States Tennis Association (USTA) and / or other organized youth tennis programs. 

Amy Brandon

Amy Brandon

Executive Director

If you have any questions, please contact Amy at