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 Committees, NC 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
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
PINEHURST ROOM RESERVATION FORM (OR THIS
LINK) TO SECURE A HOTEL ROOM FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY.
Link to more
2017 USTA North Carolina Award Winners
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.
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?
Charlie Pasarell is one of the Founders of National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL). NJTL has impacted millions of kids throughout the country over the past 46 years. The game of tennis serves as a mechanism to break down barriers and bring people of diverse backgrounds together. This was true in Charlie Pasarell’s and Arthur Ashe’s era, and still holds true today. So we ask:
Who is a local NJTL hero in your community that resembles what Mr. Pasarell has done through NJTL?
Click here for more information about Mr. Pasarell.
- Contest begins.
- All hard-copy entries submitted must be received by the NJTL chapter.
- All hard copies due to national office in Orlando by NJTL Chapter leaders and must be addressed to:
Attn: Greg Frias
- Contest ends, all online submissions must be submitted before 5 p.m. ET
Entries, including completed entry form, must be submitted online to the USTA Foundation or mailed/hand-delivered to your local NJTL Chapter by June 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET (mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 25, 2015 and received by your local NJTL Chapter no later than July 2, 2015).
Please visit the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at ArthurAshe.org for resources and information about Arthur Ashe and his legacy.
|Feb. 18||- Contest begins.|
|June 25||- Entries submitted by hand delivery must be received by the NJTL chapter.|
|- Mail-in entries must be postmarked.|
|July 2||- Entries submitted by mail must be received by the NJTL chapter.|
|July 10||- Contest ends, all online submissions must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. ET|
|- All hard copies due to the national office from NJTL chapter leaders.|
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
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.