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Whether it's a racquet tap at the end of a match, giving a fair line call, or going out of your way to help an opponent, your sportsmanship is what makes tennis such an incredible sport. Even the little things always add up on and off the court and USTA Texas is proud to recognize the many ways you show your sportsmanship every time you play.


Sportsmanship is central to tennis, and USTA Texas and the Texas Slam are dedicated to promoting a fair competitive atmosphere. Additionally, USTA Texas is committed to supporting players in their efforts to be respectful and fair competitors through raising awareness and promoting positive sportsmanship behaviors.


Each year, two outstanding junior participants are recognized for their sportsmanship across the entire week fo the Texas Slam. They receive the prestigious Nancy Jeffett Sportsmanship Award  for girls and Clarence Mabry Sportsmanship Award for boys. These players distinguished themselves by showing the true spirit of tennis sportsmanship. 


Player of the Day was introduced at the 2017 Texas Slam, honoring competitors throughout the tournament. Players are judged by their on-court behavior, sportsmanship and play throughout each day. Officials and tournament directors help make the decisions, while USTA Texas picks among multiple submissions. Congratulations to all of our Players of the Day!


Site directors, USTA Officials and Texas Slam staff are proud to recognize players and support team members for their outstanding behavior on and off the court through sportsmanship pins. These players make the Texas Slam an incredible experience by showing the true spirit of tennis.  

Thursday, June 16
Wednesday, June 15
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Monday, June 13