TOGETHER
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF TENNIS IN TENNESSEE.

Welcome to the May Edition of USTA Tennessee's Community Tennis Association Newsletter. 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

2015 TENNESSEE VALLEY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS



 

The TVOC (Tennessee Valley Open Championships) is one of the South's premier tennis tournaments! You don't want to miss it!

Date: June 10-14, 2015

Location: Manker Patten Tennis Club ~ Chattanooga, TN

Register Online Here

ENTRY DEADLINE JUNE 7TH, 2015 12:00PM Noon (Eastern Time)

For the TVOC website, please click here.

10 AND UNDER USTA EARLY DEVELOPMENT CAMP


On May 16th and 17th, 2015 USTA Southern held a 10 & Under Early Development Camp at the USTA Regional Training Center in Atlanta. The camp consisted of the top 10 & under players from the Southern Section.  

We want to congratulate the following players who were selected to represent Tennessee at the camp:  
Keona Fielitz, Brayden Kennedy, Malhar Patel, and Henry Imorde

2015 BB&T ATLANTA OPEN

 

Tournament Dates: July 25-August 2, 2015

Qualifying: July 23-25, 2015

Click Here to find information about this year's tournament!
WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

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. 

Where have we been?
10 & Under Workshop ~ Racquet Club of Memphis ~ March 7th from 4-7:30pm
10 & Under Workshop ~ Memphis ~ May 25-27th, 2015
ACES 11 to 17 Certification Workshop ~ Hadley Park in Nashville
Saturday, May 30, 1pm-5pm & Sunday, May 31, 9am-1pm
(Followed by Certification Testing until 5pm)

Where are we going?
Tapherd conference ~ Chattanooga ~ June 16th
USTA 10U workshop ~ Murfreesboro ~ June 20th from 1- 4:30pm
To register for this workshop please visit www.coachyouthtennis.com
Schools Workshop ~ Greene County ~ July 20th
Schools Workshops ~ Memphis Middle Schools ~ July 22nd
Schools Workshop~ Jackson ~ September 4th

  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 davies@sta.usta.com or visit www.coachyouthtennis.com
Want to find out more events going on across the state? 
Visit out USTA Tennessee calendar!

SERVING UP ACES 
Community Highlight of the Month

Congrats to the Vanderbilt Women's Tennis Team!!
Vanderbilt women's tennis wins 2015 national championship

 

Memphis Tennis Association and Tennis Memphis partner each year to provide fun clinic and Junior Team Tennis opportunities to the local NJTL program! It is a great way to get more kids involved and provide them with a pathway to continue tennis in the future! 

 

2015 US OPEN ADVANCE TICKET SALES
May 26 through May 30 - Purchase tickets before the public.

Secure 2015 US Open tickets including special hospitality packages and other great offers.


 

2015 USTA CTA CONTEST
What Makes Your CTA Great? 

 Upload a short video response to this question and receive an equipment package.

Click Here for more details!

JUNIOR TENNIS

REGISTER YOUR TEAM STARTING JUNE 1ST, 2015
TOURNAMENT DATES: JULY 31ST-AUGUST 2ND, 2015
CHATTANOOGA, TN
ADULT TENNIS

STAY CONNECTED WITH ALL OF THE
2015 USTA TENNESSEE ADULT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS! 

2015 SENIOR CUP
June 4th-7th, 2015 ~ Huntsville, Alabama
    The Annual Southern Senior Cup Team Championships continues to be the USTA Southern Section's toughest team adult competition event in the South. Up to 300 of the top players travel to Huntsville, AL, and represented their state in team competition in Men's and Women's 35-75 age divisions.



We're proud to have Dana Butchee and Daryl McDonald serving as our team captains this year. We wish Dana, Daryl and the team from Tennessee good luck as they compete for the 2015 Senior Cup!

 2015 USTA Tennis on Campus Tennessee Championships
SEPTEMBER 26th & 27th, 2015
TOC Teams mark your calendar!
 The tournament will be held in Chattanooga, TN at Champions Club. We are looking forward to seeing you all this Fall!

GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

2015 Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

2015 Southern Program Grant
Deadline: May 29th

More Grant Opportunities

 USTA Southern Grants and Scholarships available to CTAs


USTA National Grants available to CTAs

  

Facility Assistance Program

COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATION INFORMATION

Resources now available in a shared DropBox Folder for our Tennessee CTA's. From the USTA CTA Guide Book, CTA Policies to Marketing Materials. 

We hope this will give you the resources to get your message across!!

CTA Resources

Find many online resource in one spot!
 

2015 USTA TN CTA Handbook

CTA online resource guide

From Insurance and Benefits to adopting a military unit. 

You can find the resources here!

CTA MARKETING 101

Lawn Signs

An easy and effective way to get the word out about your Adult or Junior Team Tennis leagues is lawn signs! Place them in areas around school drop off and pick up lines, YMCA's, public tennis facilities, churches, and busy stop lights! 

 
 
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