Talkin' Tennis                                                                                 February 2012

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Important Dates
Feb 15 - Spring Captains' Meeting (3.0,4.0,5.0) 
Feb 27 - Spring Team Registration Ends
March 19 - Spring Play Begins

Dear Friends,

We hope you are having a good start to the new year.  As we are about to begin the new 2012 USTA League Season, we will strive as always to keep you as informed as possible on all things tennis in Memphis. 


Memphis has three Local League Coordinators for the 2012 season, and getting important information to you as a player or captain is one of our primary goals.  This is done through our website, our monthly newsletters, Facebook, and Twitter.  So please take the time to frequently visit our website so that you will not miss important announcements and information. 

 USTA Southern

USTA Spring League Captain's Meeting


Adult/Sr Men & Women - 3.0,4.0,5.0

Feb 15th - 6:30 pm - Chickasaw CC



**Meetings were set up based on the # of captains at these levels and the packets will be labeled. Please attend on your assigned date**


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The Memphis Tennis Association would like you to mark your calendars for the 2012 Memphis Cup Tennis Tournament"The Cup" will be a weeklong event with the FINALS being played on Sunday!!  This is a great opportunity for more players to get involved and participate at multiple levels.

Features: Opening night Players Party, Great gift bags, Halloween Fright Night Play, Saturday Night Tournament Players' Dinner and Party!!

Date:  October 29th-November 4th, 2012
Site:  Rhodes College
Consolation Rounds for all events!!


Please check the official Memphis Cup website below for upcoming registration links and additional information and details www.memphiscup.com



All League Players


The updated 2012 MTA membership directories are now available and will be distributed at the final Captain's Meeting (above).

Please encourage your Spring Captains to attend, as they will be responsible for picking up directories for their players.



  • Please bring a list (a count) of players for whom you will need a directory
  • ADULT captains - do not include Senior players in your count, if the Senior player is also playing on a Senior team
  • SENIOR captains - include all players in your count
  • If a player is playing their current level as well as playing "up" a level, the captain of the player's true level (lower level) team will pick up the book for that player 


If you are NOT playing on a spring team, please contact us via email at memphista@gmail.com to arrange to get your directory. Otherwise, please contact your captain to obtain your directory.


(Please forward this newsletter to your USTA friends who may not be on our mailing list yet.)


Sillouette - man Captains - Looking for Players? 

This time of year there a lot of people who may be new to Memphis or bumped to a new level that are looking to join a USTA team.  If you are looking to fill your rosters, be sure to visit the TEAM LINK page on our website and give some of these players a call.


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Cathy Russell
Editor, Talkin' Tennis