It may seem that winter is never going to leave, but we've been busy despite the cold and snow! We've been in Memphis, hosting the 10 and Under Masters event, held during the U.S. National Indoor Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis.


Thank you to the facilities across the state that hosted USTA Tennessee's 10 and Under Training Camps in February. Thank you to the Country Club of Bristol, the Racquet Club of Hixson, Ft. Sanders Health and Fitness Center, The University Club of Memphis and Wildwood Swim and Tennis Club for hosting these events. Click here to see when the next camp will be held in your area.  

We participated in SportsFest in Nashville, and hosted Competitive Training Centers in Nashville, Knoxville, Bristol and Memphis.


Remember that Adult League season has opened in most areas across the state. Are you ready? Contact your local league coordinator to find out when play begins in your area. Click here to find a list of Tennessee's league coordinators.


Spring is coming, and we want to make sure that you are ready to hit the courts!


USTA TN Annual Meeting 

Thank you to all who attended the 2014 USTA Tennessee Annual Meeting, held in Nashville February 7-9.

Thank you to special guests and visitors from the National and Southern Offices:

Eleanora Mauritson, USTA Southern Board Secretary

Jessica Amick, USTA Southern Director of Jr. Team Tennis

Loretta Conway, USTA Adjunct Faculty

Mary Hatfield, USTA Southern Managing Director of Jr. Team Tennis

Craig Jones, USTA Director of Youth Play & Competition

Yasmine Osborn, USTA Southern Managing Director of Diversity, Grants, & NJTL

Winky Olson, USTA Southern Director of Administration


The following officers and directors were accepted for the 2014 -2016 term at the annual membership meeting held in Nashville, on Friday, February 8, 2014.


USTA Tennessee would like to thank all those that served on the most recent board of directors. We appreciate your passion for the sport of tennis and your common goal of promoting and growing tennis in this great state.


We also thank our Immediate Past President, Helen Smith, for her mentoring, dedication and tireless commitment to excellence. Her energy and enthusiasm will not soon be forgotten.  


Thank you Helen Smith, for all that you have done for tennis in Tennessee.


Our organization depends upon the strength of our volunteers and we are excited and enthusiastic about the things we'll accomplish in the years to come with your help and assistance.

Elizabeth Walker, Tracy Davies, Helen Smith


Top TN 10 and Under players treated like pros in Memphis!
Sixteen top 10 and Under juniors from across the state got to play like a pro at the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis.  In 2013 USTA TN hosted four 10 and Under Master's Series Circuits around the state. Players battled for points and the top point winners were eligible to participate in the 10 and Under Master's final at the Memphis Pro Indoor event, February 14 -16 , 201 4.

These 8 boys and 8 girls got to meet and sign autographs with top ATP professionals; perform in an exhibition before the Pro Finals and Semi-finals; and train with some of the top USPTA coaches in the South.  

Congratulations to the 10 and Under Masters Winners and Finalists
Girls Winner - Rebekah Snyder
Boys Winner - Jaxson Lamb
Girls Finalist - Lisa Messier
Boys Finalist -Luke Bracks

Click here to see pictures of the Memphis event.

USTA Tennessee hosts several 10 and Under training camps through out the year. These camps were created for those players who are primarily focused on their tournament play. Players participate in a three hour, high-intensity training session, where they receive coaching and feedback from top tennis professionals. To see when the next 10 and Under Training Camp will be held in your area, click here.
Congratulations to USTA Tennessee 2013 Awards Winners. Click here for images of winners.


Family of the Year
Sickle Family-Jackson
CTA of the Year
Cookeville Tennis Association  
Adult Tournament of the Year
State League Championships hosted by GKTA-Knoxville  
Tennis Professional of the Year
Kurt Kujawa-Clarksville

Special Tennis Event of the Year
15th Annual Boys & Girls Club Tournament-Memphis
Volunteer of the Year
Claire Serrell-Knoxville
Local League Coordinator of the Year
Jackie Mills-Memphis

Official of the Year   
Clyde McCampbell

JTT Coordinator of the Year   
Christian & Melissa Burns-Maryville
Volunteer Service Award
Kelly Little-Cookeville
Boys- Most Outstanding

Steven Karl-Brentwood   


Girls- Most Outstanding  

Somer Henry-Franklin  


Boys- Most Improved   
Thomas Loaiza-Knoxville

Girls- Most Improved   

Samantha Caswell-Chattanooga  

Boys- Sportsmanship   
George Harwell-Nashville

Girls- Sportsmanship   

Grace Summers-Cordova




Take Your Game as Far as It Can Go!




 USTA TN Calendar

For current news, future events and past occasions visit the website calendar at www.ustatn.com!!


USTA Tennessee attends SportsFest in Nashville, TN 

On Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd, USTA Tennessee joined local CTA Tennis Nashville at the 104.5 The Zone, SportsFest. This two day, family-oriented events, celebrated all things sports. This interactive event hosted by Right Guard and Dollar General, had attendees from across Tennessee and Kentucky.

 The Speaker Series featured Butch Jones, UT Head Football Coach, David Legwand, Nashville Predators player; Derek Mason, Vanderbilt Head Football Coach, just to name of few.


Thank you to the Tennis Nashville volunteers who joined the USTA Tennessee staff to work this event. Thank you to 104.5 the Zone for welcoming us as a vendor, and giving us a great opportunity to promote tennis in Tennessee!

Find a Play Day Near You!


2014 USTA League Championship Dates and Locations

Congratulations to the communities that were awarded USTA league championships. The dates are set and the locations have been determined.


Click here to see where all the USTA league championships will be played in 2014 or see chart below.










Knoxville Racquet Club Hosts Top Tennessee Juniors


On Saturday, December 14, Knoxville Racquet Club hosted a Competitive Training Center for top Tennessee junior players. These half-day, intensive training sessions give young players a chance to receive coaching and feedback from tennis professionals from around the state.

The Knoxville session was coached by Scott Patrick  with additional assistance coming from Ben Testerman, and Chris Woodruff, University of Tennessee assistant men's tennis coach. Players were able to hear how Chris Woodruff was able to beat 7 number one players during his time on the ATP tour.  Hitting sessions helped kids work on developing points during match play and developing strategies to help increase focus and concentration.   

Thank you to all of the players who participated in these centers and to all of the coaches and facilities that made them possible. Thank you to Knoxville Racquet Club and General Manager, Scott Patrick for making this one of the best sessions of the year.


Click to download more details about USTA TN's CTC's or contact Kristen Schlukebir at kristenschlukebir@ustatn.com.




Our USTA TENNESSEE staff is here to help. Please contact us by email, or phone our local office at 615- 953-1694.


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Tracy Davies

Executive Director


Paul Malone

Administrative and Fiscal Officer


Kristen Schlukebir

Director of Junior Competition



James Crawford

Junior Coordinator, Schools and 10 and Under


Tara Williams

Community Coordinator-Nashville


Karl Davies

Tennessee Service Representative


Charla Patrick

State Adult League Coordinator


Tiffan Davis Gillespie

Director of Marketing and Adult Competitive Tennis





Board of Directors -Officers and Area Directors




Elizabeth Walker



President Elect
Bill McGugin


Claire Serrell



Steve Riley



Marney Babbitt


Rusty Morris



Joe Blackburn



Katharine Pearson-Criss





Steve Brooks



Aaron Browning 



Carol Seamons




Richard Hall



Barbara Hooper



Chad McFall




Brian Sullivan



Lane Williams



 Mike Westerman 


 Jeff Wilson 

Donna Mille-Williams