2019 Tennis Weekend

What is Tennis Weekend?

Tennis Weekend began in the 1970s as a way for all of North Carolina's tennis population to come together. Traditionally, meetings are held for the tennis professionals, tournament directors, USTA North Carolina Committees (PDF)NC Tennis Foundation Board members, and USTA North Carolina Board members. The annual meetings for both the North Carolina Tennis Association and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation are held at this event. This year we will again have an expanded vendor show.

Join us for a Net Generation Coaches Workshop!

Please join us on Friday morning as Craig Jones, USTA's Director of Professional Development, leads our annual Tennis Coaches Workshop. The workshop will be held 9am to 1pm on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst.

Craig will cover Net Generation Coaching Curriculum and the competencies that serve as a roadmap for players and parents. The workshop will utilize experiential learning with all coaches take part in on-court activities. Participants will also review lesson plans and participate in peer teaching exercises. The goal is for each coach to be able to deliver the plans and implement them in their own programs.

All participants must be certified teaching professionals in good standing. Each participant is encouraged to register as a Net Generation coach before attending the workshop. Everyone who completes the workshop will receive continuing educational credits from either the PTR or USTPA. For more information on the workshop, visit

To register for the workshop at Tennis Weekend, please click the choice for the Tennis Coaches Workshop when registering for Tennis Weekend.

Hall of Fame Dinner

The culmination of the weekend is the NC Tennis Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony. Inducted into the NC Tennis Hall of Fame will be Bea Burnette, Henry Hostetler, Matt McDonald. CLICK HERE for details on the inductees.

If you are only attending the Hall of Fame Dinner, please CLICK HERE for a special reservation form. You will still need to use the Pinehurst Room Reservation Link to secure a hotel room for an overnight stay.

2019 Tennis Weekend Registration

  • Please only select one meal per person
  • If you serve our organization in several capacities, (i.e. Board member, committee member) choose the meal at the highest level of service
  • If you are a CTA President, CTA Community Coordinator or Adult/JTT LLC and are not in any other category, please choose committee member

To take advantage of our incredible hotel rate ($150 for single room occupancy and $85/person for double occupancy), please fill out a Room Reservation LinkAfter December 25, 2018 all room rates are subject to increase. Please make your plans before Tuesday, December, 2018! You must use this form to secure a room reservation at the Carolina Hotel or other properties on the resort. The hotel reserves the right to place our guests at other locations in the resort once the Carolina is full. Please note the Volunteer Support Policy (PDF). Here is the USTA North Carolina 2019 Volunteer Expense Form (PDF)

NCTF Board of Directors, USTA North Carolina Board of Directors, Committee Members, Tournament Directors, Teaching Professionals and all attendees will ALL need to also fill out a Tennis Weekend Main Registration. Your guests are NOT required to fill out a separate form but will need to be accounted for in your meal reservations. The registration form will indicate the total amount owed for meals. Please send a check, made payable to USTA North Carolina, for this full amount by Tuesday January 11, 2019 and send to the USTA North Carolina, 2709 Henry St, Greensboro, NC 27405.

Hotel Reservation: If you also would like to reserve a room at the Carolina Hotel, please click here for the Room Reservation Link. You must reserve a hotel room by December 25, 2018. The hotel reserves the right to place our guests at other locations in the resort once the Carolina is full.


This event is open to men, ladies and mixed doubles, 3.0/3.5 and 4.0/4.5. The
cost is $50 per player. All proceeds will go to fund scholarships for the
Women's Tennis Team at Winston-Salem State University.

For more information please call: 336-750-2936


North Carolina Tennis Foundation Movie Night in Winston Salem on August 8th.  We are doing a screening of a new tennis documentary called “Gold Balls.” This is a fun film with a great message that follows senior tennis players around the country as they compete for a National Championship and the chance to win a Gold Ball.

The event will be held at Aperture Theater in Downtown Winston Salem and begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $22 and include a ticket to the Winston Salem Open. Proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the North Carolina Tennis Foundation. 




The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network is a nationwide network of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTLs are unique because they offer a variety of on-court programming and also educational and life skill components designed to enhance a child’s overall development.

Founded in 1969, this growing network of tennis providers share similar values, ideals and goals by reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play tennis, instilling in  youngsters the values of leadership and academic excellence, and by giving all kids the opportunity to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport.



In  addition to tennis, education and life skills are extremely important to the development of our youth. Which one of the three components above is most important to you, and how will it help you throughout your life?





- Contest begins.

July 3

- All hard-copy entries submitted must be received by the NJTL chapter.

July 7

- All hard copies due to national office in Orlando by NJTL Chapter leaders and must be addressed to:

USTA Foundation

Attn: Greg Frias
10000 USTA Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827

July 7

- Contest ends, all online submissions must be submitted before 5 p.m. ET



Before submitting a hard copy or online entry, the NJTL Essay Contest Entry form below must be downloaded and either submitted online or handing in to your NJTL chapter leader. 


The essay contest is now open and will remain open until July 7th. For more details and the official entry form please visit the link below: 

As a reminder participants can go online and individually submit their essays or they can turn them into you and you can submit all the essays at once. Either way the essays must be submitted with an official entry form. This form can be found at the above link. If you have any questions about submitting essays please let me know.






This national tournament is being held from Thursday, April 27th to Saturday, April 29th at the Vision Tennis Center in Clemmons, NC.

The tournament is free to athletes (hotel and travel expenses not included). Meals will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Registration begins on Thursday, April 27th at 5:30; divisioning starting at 6:00. Matches will start on Friday and Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Friday night we will have a movie and dinner at Vision Tennis Center. Saturday night we will have a social time with pizza and ice cream.

As we did last year we are offering skills, short court and full court singles matches. We will be holding the skills competition on Friday and Saturday.