WATCH: Profile on Dream Court
On December 8, the USTA’s Virtual Celebrating Community Champions ceremony honored the 2021 winners in various service-based categories. During the event, each winner received a surprise virtual call from a tennis legend as a thank you for their contribution to the growth of tennis both locally and nationally.
Dream Court of Montgomery, Alabama is the recipient of the USTA’s 2021 National Adaptive Tennis Community Service Award, awarded in recognition of continued excellence, dedication and service in tennis to an adapted tennis community. The award was presented by Jim Courier on Wednesday.
At the onset of the pandemic, Dream Court Founder and Director Jessica Weyreuter made the decision to step down as Director of Junior Tennis at the Montgomery Country Club in order to devote all of her time and attention to managing the tennis program. tennis adapted from Dream Court.
When in-person play was put on hold, Dream Court had to adapt to ensure that its valuable lineup could still reach its more than 80 athletes. This included regular FaceTime recordings as well as a social distancing car parade. Dream Court also launched virtual tennis programming that kept its athletes engaged in the sport and with each other, providing a safe and fun fitness and tennis environment designed for community building.