Welcome to the February Edition of USTA Tennessee's Community Tennis Association Newsletter for November and December. We know that Community Tennis Associations are the backbone of our organization.
We appreciate the tireless effort of the volunteers and administrators that lead our non-profit CTA organizations in Tennessee. 

We hope that you'll find valuable information, announcements and tools in each edition of our newsletter. We appreciate your partnership with our organization, and your work to grow tennis in your community.

Tennis - It's Our Business

USTA Tennessee Mission Statement:
To Promote and Develop the Game of Tennis in the State of Tennessee to its Highest Potential


We enjoyed having everyone in Nashville this past weekend, and we hope that we were able to provide you with some information that you could take back to your local community. 

We value each and every one of you, and we are so excited for the future of tennis in Tennessee. You are passionate about growing the sport, and also passionate about giving back to your local community, and that makes us excited!


If you would take a few minutes and let us know what you thought of the weekend through our survey that would be so helpful!


We have created a drop box folder with materials from the workshops this past weekend. Please click here


Josh Churchill's Marketing Presentation


Again, thank you for taking the time to attend this past weekend's event, and the USTA Tennessee staff looks forward to working with all of you in 2015!! 


Memphis Open

February 7-15th, 2015 ~ Racquet Club of Memphis

Host a Play Event This March - Get a $50 Gift Card!

Kick off your spring programming and host an event in March to get new players on the court and in the game.  Events can be for kids and families of all ages and skill levels or host a Play Day to introduce kids to the thrill of competition. Click here to sign-up and the first 2,000 event hosts will receive a $50* Gift Card.** Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect more families to your programs! 

Click Here for Details

Player Scholarship Opportunity

The Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation is offering two $1,000 college scholarship to Southern tennis players who will be college freshman during the 2015-2016 academic year. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years if the student maintains a 3.0 or better GPA, remains a full-time student, and does not otherwise receive a full scholarship.

Click Here for More Details


National Junior Tennis and Learning
Through more than 500 nonprofit youth development organizations, the NJTL network provides free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 225,000 
under-resourced youth.


Using this powerful combination, we help serve up dreams for under-resourced youth; individuals with disabilities; and wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families.

Studies have shown that youth who play tennis are healthier and less prone to risky behaviors like binge drinking and cigarette smoking. They are also less likely to be overweight or at-risk for being overweight.

To that end, we support programs nationwide that leverage tennis and education to help those in need, primarily through the National Junior Tennis & Learning network, and also through our efforts to assist
Military Heroes and individuals with disabilities under the banner of   
Our efforts are making a difference. To date, we have awarded more than $19 million in 
Grants and Scholarships to more than 270 programs, benefiting thousands of children and adults through tennis, education and health curricula.

It's the kind of difference that translates into more fulfilled and happier individuals and better, more vital communities.

USTA Coaches Workshops
USTA Tennessee knows that behind every great player is a great coach. We have resources and workshops available for continuing or beginning coaches education. Tennessee is lucky to have Karl Davies as the USTA Southern TN Representative. Karl is also a national trainer for the USTA. Karl as well as other USTA TN staff are available to hold workshops and training sessions in your area. 

  Would your CTA like to provide 10 & Under Workshops or School workshops in your local schools or community in 2015?
For more information about upcoming workshops or general inquires, contact or visit


Do you want to know about upcoming Tennessee CTA Events? 

If your CTA has a special event or announcement coming up please send information and pictures to: 

Tara Williams at 
Community Highlight of the Month

USTA Tennessee is excited to announce the start of
USTA TN Captain of the Month!

Each month we will randomly select 2 Junior Team Tennis Captains and 2 Adult League captains that win a great USTA Tennessee prize pack! Now all we need is your help to nominate the great captains we have around this state! Click the JotForm below, fill it out (should take less than a minute) and your captain will be added to our list of nominees.

January Captains of the Month: 
Congratulations to 
Pat Cassady from Murfreesboro and Linda Davis from Chattanooga 
on being named February's Captain's of the month! Thank you both for your support of USTA Tennessee and be on the lookout for your prize pack in the mail!

Would you like to recognize a super volunteer in your CTA or community?

We would like to highlight them in our next newsletter!
Contact Tara Williams at  


You can have tennis in your local schools!
USTA Schools Tennis provides in-school and extracurricular programming for students in grades K-12.  The primary goals of the program are a positive first-time experience, perceived competence, fun and fitness.  Another important element is to help schools meet their health and wellness requirements.  The program offers training, curriculum materials, access to major discounts on kid-friendly equipment and staff support. 
Every day, the USTA and its partners help kids learn not just a sport, but self-confidence, sportsmanship, and the habits of an active, healthy lifestyle  We are committed to making sure that all kids have an opportunity to play and learn from this sport of a lifetime!!

For more information about getting tennis in your local school program click here. 

Help promote play day events in your area. 
Below is the link that you can visit to register your local play days

Help promote and get the word out about our 
Junior Team Tennis
leagues for 2015!

For more information about Junior Team Tennis please contact Tara Williams

10U Developmental Training Camps
These are fun and engaging tennis camps conducted by some of the best local Tennis Professionals. This program is the first step for USTA Player Development to identify talent and promote 10 and under tennis growth. Participants will be grouped by skill level and guided through a series of athletic testing, motor skills, on-court instruction, and fun games by the area's best 10U coaches. USTA TN 10U Developmental Camp is perfect for all kids ages 6-10 from those with little tennis training to the more advanced level tournament player.

2014 Junior Tournament Info

If you have any questions regarding junior tournaments or 

Developmental Training Camps
please email Kristen Schlukebir,


For more information on USTA Tennessee League offerings please click here. 

2015 Adult Tournament Info


Community Grant Opportunity
The Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation Community Tennis Grant is intended to support multi-session, on-going play opportunities that develop good sportsmanship; character and healthy lifestyles through tennis and education. Grants will be provided to organizations and will not go to individuals or to support one-day programs, special events, or other short term programs. A second year grant (of up to 50% of the amount awarded in the first year) will be offered.

Available here:

Deadline is March 6th, 2015


The Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation is offering two $1,000 college scholarship to Southern tennis players who will be college freshman during the 2015-2016 academic year. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years if the student maintains a 3.0 or better GPA, remains a full-time student, and does not otherwise receive a full scholarship.

Available here: 

The deadline is March 1st, 2015


Tennessee Tennis Patrons Foundation Junior Player Financial Assistance

 USTA Southern Grants and Scholarships available to CTAs

USTA National Grants available to CTAs


Facility Assistance Program

CTA Resources

Find many online resouce in one spot!

CTA online resource guide


From Insurance and Benefits to adopting a military unit. 

You can find the resources here! 



The USTA Tennessee State office is excited to introduce our new Director of Marketing and Growth, Josh Churchill


Josh has been an integral part of the growth and innovation of leagues and programming in USTA Atlanta, and we are thrilled to have him bring his ideas and experience to USTA Tennessee. We feel that he will be a tremendous resource to our staff, players, CTA's and volunteers through his passion and excitement for the game.


Click here to view press release


Josh Churchill