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Memphis Tennis Association NewsletterSeptember 2011
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Important Dates


Sept 26-Oct 7- Jr. Team Tennis Registration

Sept 30-Oct 2 - Tri Level Sectional Tournament

Oct 5-9 - Local Combo Playoffs
Nov 3-6 - Memphis Cup IV Tournament


Memphis Cup III

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Sign up today, and join us for the last open Memphis Cup Tournament before the Invitational Final in December.  Registration is NOW OPEN!


 Nov 3-6
MUS/Hutchison Tennis Complex


Draws will be limited to the first 16 singles or doubles for each division.  So register today to ensure your spot!


Visit the link below for more information and links to the registration page on Tennislink.
Fall 2011 USTA Jr. Team Tennis
Fall USTA Jr. Team Tennis League for Memphis, will be played tournament style over 4 weekends:


Oct 15-16   Oct 29-30
 Nov 12-14  Nov 19-20 


Sept 26 - Oct 7
Please start thinking about your teams now so you will be ready to go!
For more information click here or contact Tony Cherone at (901) 488-2985
Directory Ads

The MTA is currently seeking local businesses or companies who would like to place an Ad in our 2012 Membership Directory.  Show your support for our local tennis community and showcase your business in the process by placing an ad!  For more info please contact us.
LeMoyen-Owen Doubles Tournament
The college
will hold a one day scholarship tennis tournament at Windyke Country Club.


Date:  October 1, 2011
Deadline: Sept 26, 2011


For more information please call Garry Coleman at (901) 487-7127 or e-mail here.

We've gotten a small taste of that fine fall weather that will surely be here soon to linger for a little while.  Outside tennis is about to get really pleasant.  There are lots of leagues starting up and tournaments to play in this fall.  So stay informed, browse our website, and get involved in some of the fun and exciting tennis events coming up soon!
Memphis Hosts USTA Tri-Level Sectional Championships
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The Tri-Level Regional Championship is coming to Memphis Sept 30-October 2.  Hosted by Tennis Memphis & Memphis Tennis Association, the weekend event will be held at Memphis University School, Leftwich & Wolbrecht.  Players from five states will be representing Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisana, Mississippi & Tennessee. The Mens' and Ladies Adult 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 teams winning the regional event will be invited to play at Indian Wells for the National Tri Level Championship Title.
Mixed Doubles State Championships......
Memphis sent 16 teams to the State Tournament and brought home 4 titles. 
  • 9.0 Adult - Meek Team
  • 10.0 Adult - Meek Team
  • 9.0 Senior - Meek Team
  • 8.0 Super Sr. - Katie Miller's Team

Thanks to all the local players who participated and made the 2011 season a huge success! 

Looking to Join a Team?
 We are approaching the end of the USTA 2011 League Season.  However, there are still ways for those who may be new to Memphis or new to adult tennis to get involved and meet other players.  From local tournaments to various tennis center leagues, there surely will be plenty of opportunity to get involved.


Visit our new Adult Clinics webpage as well as our Local Events page to see some of the programs, leagues, & tournaments offered in our city this fall and winter.  As always, if you would like to post your tennis event on our website, please contact us to give us the details.
2012 Membership Directories 
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It's that time of year again!  Time to begin the process of updating our Memphis Tennis Association Membership Directory. If you played in a USTA League in Memphis during 2011, you will automatically be included in the MTA Membership Directory** and will be able to receive a MTA Directory at no cost when available.  Read more... 


If you are a new USTA player, or have never provided your contact information, we may only have your name and NTRP rating to publish in the directory.  So be sure to fill out the form (link below) and provide to us your contact information.


If you did NOT play in a USTA League in 2011, but would still like to be included in the Directory, you may do so by submitting the contact form located on our website (link below) and mailing a $15 Directory fee to us (instructions will be provided upon form submision).  You may then receive a membership directory when available.


If the information in the current directory (2011) is NOT correct, or you would like to add an additional phone number or email address to your name, please complete the form using the link below (also on our website) and submit NO LATER THAN December 31, 2011.  After this date, the membership directory update form will become unavailable until the directories are published.

Please forward this email to your friends so that we can reach as many Memphis players as possible with this information.



**Please note that the MTA does not sell or distribute your contact information to outside third parties. 
USTA Southern Combo League City Playoffs 
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Matches will be October 5-9 and mostly played at Leftwich and Germantown Country Club.



Angela Johnson

LLC for Combo and SuperSeniors 60 & 70, Memphis
USTA Flex League 
Fall Flex League Registration is now open through September 24.  Players may sign up by visiting the following link:
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."  -- Arthur Ashe 
Cathy Russell
Editor, Talkin' Tennis