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Memphis Tennis Association Newsletter                                 July 2011

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Important Dates


July 10 - Last Day to add players Sr. & Super Sr. USTA League Tennis Mixed Doubles
July 12 - Last Day to add players Adult USTA Mixed Doubles
July 16 - Combo Doubles Team Registration Deadline
Aug 6 - Super Sr 60 & 70 Last Day to Add Player

Memphis Cup II 

The MTA would like to thank all of the players for another fun and successful tournament!

Join us November 3-6

at the beautiful MUS/Hutchison Tennis Complex for

Memphis Cup III

Click here to view all of our tournament photos on Facebook.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis 


The 2011 Jr. Team Tennis Season is currently underway in Memphis.  From ages 8 & under up to age 18, kids play locally over 4 weekends during the summer.

JTT Doubles
Simply by participating in the JTT program, teams can advance to the State Tournament which will be held in Murfreesboro the weekend of July 29-31. 

If you would like more information about this program, click here, call your local tennis center, or contact Tony Cherone at 488-2985.


It was a very busy June for tennis in Memphis!  For the first time ever, Memphis was host to the USTA League State Championships held over two weekends in June, with The Memphis Cup II squeezed in between.  From exhibition matches, an address by Mayor Wharton, Memphis BBQ, and a player party on Beale Street, the MTA would like to thank ALL who helped make the State Championships a success!  
Memphis Brings Home State Titles
Rauscher Team
Natalie Rauscher's 3.5 Team 

Memphis has
11 teams who won their divisions in the State Championships in June.  These teams will advance to the Southern Sectional Championships in Mobile, AL. 
                                  More State Photos Here 

2.5 Women - Melinda Liles Team

3.0 Women - Memphis Team

3.0 Men - Peter Schoenster Team

3.5 Women - Natalie Raucher Team

3.5 Sr. Women - Michael/Schultz Team

4.0 Sr. Women - Kathy Wells Team 
4.0 Men - Mark Goodfellow Team

4.0 Sr. Men - Steve Williams Team

4.5 Women - Jenny Tancrell Team

4.5 Sr. Women - Bozicevich Team

4.5 Sr. Men - Gerber Team

5.0 Men - Kevin Essary Team


State Tournament Player Party On Beale Street

Player GiftsDoor Prizes Were a Hit!   

Many thanks to Sherri Nischwitz, Sharon Dertien, and all of the volunteers for organizing the Player Party on Beale!  And thanks to all the local teams who contributed "Gift Baskets" for door prizes.  All of the baskets were very creative, but final bragging rights belong to the following Basket Donors, as voted #1 by the players each weekend: 


Gift Basket 1    Gift Basket 2

3.5 Taylor/4.0 Vaughan Teams     3.0 Carty/Bush Team C.O.

of Windyke                                   Franklin


To see all the photos on Facebook from the Beale Street Player Party for the June 24-26th weekend

click here.

"The mark of a great sportsman is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst."  Martina Navrotilova




Cathy Russell

Editor, Talkin' Tennis