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TRENTON, N.J. - Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is proud to announce that the Mercer County Park Commission has been selected to receive the 2013 Organization of the Year (Non-Commercial) award by the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Middle States New Jersey District.

The award will be presented at the 2013 USTA New Jersey District Awards Ceremony on April 6 in Mount Laurel.

Among the award criteria are service to the tennis community, including facilities for clinics and other events; service to organization members, including tournaments, leagues and instructional offerings; and scope of programming.

“I’m pleased that our Park Commission is receiving this well-deserved honor,” Hughes said. “The Mercer County Tennis Center is a premier facility that offers opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy a terrific sport and achieve a healthy level of fitness.”

The Park Commission’s year-round Tennis Center, located in Mercer County Park in West Windsor, features 22 outdoor and six indoor courts. It offers junior and adult lesson programs, as well as leagues, tournaments and special events. The Mercer County Tennis Hall of Fame, to which 28 people have been inducted, is located at the Tennis Center.

“Our outstanding tennis staff, led by Marc Vecchiolla, is a talented and passionate group of professionals who serve our tennis community so well, and I am thrilled with this honor,” said Kevin Bannon, Executive Director of the Mercer County Park Commission.

Registration for 2014 March through August tennis programs, leagues and tournaments at the Mercer County Tennis Center will be held online beginning Saturday, Feb. 15. Adult Program registration begins at 8 a.m. Junior Program registration begins at 9 a.m.  Summer league registration and all Park Commission tournament registration begin at 8 a.m. In-person registration begins Feb. 16. For more information, call the Tennis Center at (609) 448-8007. To sign up online, visit