BREC was honored as the 2015 U.S. Tennis Association Southern Member Organization of the Year on Jan. 16 at the USTA Southern Annual Meeting during the J. Randolph Gregson Awards Ceremony and Luncheon in Atlanta.

The award recognizes outstanding service to the local community, organization members and to the game of tennis by a member organization in the southern United States, a news release said. USTA Southern represents a nine-state region.

“BREC has given outstanding service to tennis, and USTA Southern is very proud to recognize those achievements,” said Eleanora Mauritson, chairwoman of the USTA Southern Awards Committee.

BREC also was honored in December at the regional level by USTA Louisiana for its 2015 Member Organization of the Year and Best Junior Tournament awards.

“It is gratifying that BREC’s tennis program has been recognized as one of the best in the nation and this honor will motivate us to continue to find new ways to grow our program and offer new and innovative activities for children and adults,” BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight said.