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2018 Tennis Weekend

What is Tennis Weekend? Tennis Weekend began in the 1970s to allow a time for all of North Carolina’s tennis population to come together. Traditionally, meetings are held for the tennis professionals, tournament directors, USTA North Carolina CommitteesNC Tennis Foundation Board of Directors and the USTA North Carolina Board of Directors. The Annual meetings of the USTA North Carolina and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation are held at this event. This year we will again have an expanded vendor show.

HALL OF FAME DINNER

The culmination of the weekend is the NC Tennis Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony. Going into our NC Tennis Hall of Fame will be Paula Hale, JW Quick and George Simkins. Click here for details on the inductees.  IF YOU ARE ONLY COMING TO THE HALL OF FAME DINNER, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A SPECIAL RESERVATION FORM. YOU WILL STILL NEED TO USE THE PINEHURST ROOM RESERVATION FORM (OR THIS LINK) TO SECURE A HOTEL ROOM FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY.
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2017 USTA North Carolina Award Winners
Congratulations to all of our 2017 USTA North Carolina Annual Award winners. We cannot thank you enough for all that you do for your community and the sport of tennis!
Winners will receive their awards during our Tennis Weekend Awards Luncheon on Saturday, February 3 at the Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort.
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TENNIS BENEFIT
TERRY & YVETTE GRIFFIN

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. 

 

 

2017 USTA FOUNDATION NJTL ESSAY CONTEST

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.

 

THE QUESTION

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?
 

RULES FOR ENTRY AND DEADLINES

Date:

Action:

Mar.20 

- 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

 

RESOURCES

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. 

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ONLINE

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:
http://www.ustafoundation.com/njtlec/ 

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.