The NESTF Board was recently delighted to learn that Irving Levine has been honored by the national US Tennis Association as the latest recipient of its very prestigious Seniors’ Service Award! The USTA press release said, “It is given annually to the person deemed most deserving of the respect and honor of all seniors and is awarded on the basis of the recipient’s willingness, cooperation and participation, either in play or organizational work, for the betterment and furtherance of senior competition.” 


Established in 1958, this award had never gone to a New Englander. A two-minute video was prepared before the March 17 awards ceremony at the USTA Annual Meeting in Weston, Florida. Besides Irv, the video featured another legendary 91+ New Englander, Henry Tiberio. Here’s the video link: Irving is rehabbing from a September hip replacement and hopes to compete again nationally in the spring.