The Board of Directors of the APTA voted to initiate a program that would recognize the winners and finalists in all championship tournaments with the presentation of APTA Championship medals. The first presentations were made to the 1991 winners. The medals were designed with the assistance of the prestigious firm of Josten’s Inc., the supplier of many kinds of recognition jewelry, including the Super Bowl rings for the National Football League.
Champions would be presented with gold medals with green and gold ribbon, while the finalists would take home a silver medal with green and white ribbon. The presentations were to take place at all 17 doubles competitions, including the three ages of Juniors and the Singles event.
Source: Platform Tennis News, Winter 1991