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March 21, 2012 at 10:48pm
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"You're going to get knocked down. It's whether you stay down or whether you get back up and fight that counts."
--Chris Lofton




June 7, 2011 at 8:28pm
June 7, 2011 at 8:28pm
#725784

Almost 5,50 players participated but only one in each gender/age division will hold the winner’s trophy. A total of 10 winners in main draw events, another 10 in consolation qualifying round events. At state? A birth to the Southern Championships.

Shirt drenched in sweat, hair dripping wet, …walked off the court with his bag over his shoulder. Juniors compete in the Qualifying for a chance to enter the Section tournament, which takes the top players from each age division from a nine state regional area.



"You're going to get knocked down. It's whether you stay down or whether you get back up and fight that counts."
--Chris Lofton




May 27, 2011 at 1:32am
May 27, 2011 at 1:32am
#724793

USTA’s Got You Covered

by Robin Bateman

We’ve all seen them, emails or headlines announcing how the USTA has money to give away…line grants for 10 and under tennis, matching funds for resurfacing, fencing, lighting; and percentage grants for new courts, and facilities. But it’s more than money. USTA offers a plethora of resources from facility concepts through contract bid review and everything in-between.

Who benefits from USTA’s monies, resources and recommendations?

Everyone. Including public parks, and private clubs; elementary, middle and high schools; college campuses, and even private educational institutions. If you’re in the business of promoting tennis, increasing traffic, training your staff then USTA has something for you. While the process is involved, recipients aren’t made to jump through hoops, however, USTA does want your ducks in a row. If you have a few stragglers, USTA helps you get them in line.
Types of resources and assistance

Advocacy - Standing before city council or county commissioners asking for large sums of money often sparks heated discussions. USTA understands the importance of connecting with local governments and having them buy-in to your facility wants and dreams. The Big Serve, USTA’s advocacy initiative, provides a ‘how-to’ handbook for getting your project ideas up and running, creating effective presentations for decision-makers along with tips on overcoming obstacles. Larger-scoped, or from-scratch projects benefit from utilizing the Initiative. “Many of our clients have visions,” says David LaSota, USTA’s national technical consultant, “but they don’t know where or how to start.” That’s where USTA Advocacy consultants come into play.

Technical - Provide assistance in development of facility concept plans, design and technical reviews, submissions development of specs for 10 and under tennis as well as make recommendations so that your facility is safe. Review construction docs and bid docs, make sure you are asking the right questions, …playground aq specs

When Stratford Academy, a private school located in Macon, Ga. wanted to build a new tennis court complex, Jim Daws, president of Serria Development and chairman of buildings and grounds at the academy discovered how beneficial the technical advice could be. “We were starting from scratch,” says Daws. “We needed to remove six existing out-of-date courts.” Questions buzzed around: “What orientation do the courts need to be? What about draining? “

Local tennis icon, Jaime Kaplan hooked Daws up with Robin Jones, USTA national facilities consultant. “Robin then put me in contact with David LaSota.” Daws says. “The entire process was very involved. We’d submit a proposal and they’d get back to us with, ‘rethink your drainage.’”

For Stratford, ideas hatched during May of 2009. Construction began during the fall of 2009. Despite some weather hiccups, the school played their first matches on brand new courts in April of 2010. “We have eight new lighted courts, four with blended lines for 10 and under tennis, locker rooms, and a concession area. The (technical) reviews kept us from making so many mistakes. And the end result is that we have the complex for a very long time.”
Funding – Three categories of funding are available. Category One includes basic improvements like fixed court amenities like backboards, lighting, and fencing, and 10 and under lines. USTA will contribute up to $4,000 but money must be matched dollar for dollar by the local community.
Category Two provides 20% of total cost for resurfacing courts (no more than $35,000)located in public parks.

Category Three provides 20% with a $50,000 max for new facility construction or existing facility reconstruction and expansion projects.

Ken Sumrow, Director of Tennis at High Point in Plano, TX applied for Category One funds. “We had five courts that needed to be resurfaced. In addition, we wanted to add QuickStart courts. High Point had a heavily used practice wall with courts laid end to end. Sunrow converted his backboard area into a 10 and under training/practice spot. Not only can folks still hit on the wall, kids can train, practice and play matches on short courts. “Receiving the grant money made it easier to install the QS lines,” says Sunrow. “Kids come out and practice on their own, now. There’s more energy and excitement during lessons. Kids are having fun and playing rather than their tennis being centered on instruction.”

Additional Resources –workshops
, tennis programming support, TSR, training and education; workshops for on-court personnel, manual. Tennis Court Maintenance and Construction Manual

Tips for submissions.
Complete your online Facility Assistance Form. This notifies the USTA of your
Don’t jump the gun. Some facilities submit their grant applications before the advocacy and technical stages have been completed.
Submit all images 1mg or smaller. Larger files …



"You're going to get knocked down. It's whether you stay down or whether you get back up and fight that counts."
--Chris Lofton




May 21, 2011 at 12:30pm
May 21, 2011 at 12:30pm
#724407
When it comes to the business of court USTA’s Got You Covered

We’ve all seen them, emails or headlines announcing how the USTA has money to give away…line grants for 10 and under tennis, matching funds for resurfacing, fencing, lighting; and percentage grants for building new courts, and facilities. But it’s more than money. The USTA offers a plethora of resources from assisting with the creation of proposals pitching your proposals to local governments, to court orientation…when advocacy and technical jargon stand in the way of your ideas, consultation.

Who benefits from these monies, resources and recommendations?

Everyone. Public parks, private clubs, elementary schools, middle and high schools college campuses, and even private educational institutions. If you’re in the business of promoting tennis, increasing traffic, training your staff and personnel, then USTA has something for you.

While the process is involved, recipients aren’t made to jump through hoops, however, USTA does want your ducks in a row. If you have a few stragglers, USTA helps you get them in line.

Advocacy - When it comes to asking for money, project presentation is key. USTA understands the importance of connecting with local governments and having them buy-in to your facility wants and dreams. The Big Serve, USTA’s advocacy initiative, provides a ‘how-to’ handbook for getting your project ideas on the ground and running, creating effective presentations for decision-makers , overcoming obstacles. Larger-scoped, or from-scratch projects benefit from utilizing USTA’s Advocacy Initiative. “ Many of our clients have visions,” says David LaSota, USTA’s technical consultant, “but they don’t know where or how to start.” That’s where USTA Advocacy consultants come into play.

Why do I need an advocacy consultant? Standing before City council or county commissioners requesting large sums of money for projects local movements don’t see the benefits to can prove unsuccessful. When you present proposals …may not see the benefits to, advocacy consultants provide facility and court concepts, facility design and construction document, and bid reviews. Strong tight presentations produce better results.

Technical - facility concepts, design review, make suggestions and recommendations so that your facility is how to safe, and expectable? , Review construction docs and bid docs, make sure you are asking the right questions, …playground aq specs, tennis programming support, TSR, training and education; workshops for on-court personnel, manual. Tennis Court Maintenance and Construction Manual
When Stratford Academy, a private school located in Macon, Ga. wanted to build a new tennis court complex, Jim Daws, president of Serria Development and chairman of buildings and grounds at the academy discovered jow beneficial the technical advice could be. “We were starting from scratch,” says Daws. “We needed to remove six existing out-of-date courts.” Questions buzzed around: What orientation do the courts need to be? What about draining?

Local tennis icon Jaime Kaplan hooked Daws up with Robin Jones of the USTA. “Robin then put me in contact with David LaSota. The entire process was very involved. We’d submit a proposal and they’d get back to us with, “ rethink your drainage…,

grant money. Applying for money means having your ducks in a row, dotting all your I’s and T’s. It means following recommendations, and possessing a strong voice, and possessing the ability to connect with municipal governments who don’t always view tennis as the lifesaver/changer we know it to be.

USTA offers a wide array of grant opportunities from individuals, CTA’s, public facilities, universities and private clubs. With the latest push for QuickStart lines, facility assistance is a hot topic.

Applying for assistance is a complex procedure; however, if you take the time, and take advantage of the advice and suggestions you will have new courts, new lines, improved programs, and increased traffic at your facility.

Director at highpoint 21 court city facility. Busy lot of programs. Wanted to add quicstart courts. Hitting wall two courts laid end to end. Heavily used for warm up.
Utiie it more. Half used four. Quick start. Runs east and west. Can teach. Area of no court lines installed for 4 26 courts. Added the 60 foot court.
Instructors were hesitant, now they love it. They fight over them now. Advanced 5-8 year olds. Saw how kids really loved it. She doesn’t

Encourage the kids to come out and practice portable nets. Leave it out there prince nets. When instructors is finished, move out of the side.
Unual deal. Applied for 5 courts plus moisture. Needed to be resurfaced. Applied 4k usta. Member of TIP. 2010. June of 2010. Applied for it first of beginning of the year.
Been here since day 1 feb 78. Highpointtennis.com
Having grant money made it easier to install qs courts. Provided spark for us to go ahead to qs on our own) effect…kids playing on their own. That shows me the program is popular. Increased play on their own parents and energy in the lesson. More energy. More excitement during the lessons. Kids having fun and playing rather than centered on instructions. Follow up playing
***************************
Jim Daws – president of Serria Development chairman of buildings and grounds at Stratford. What I do in the development business…deal with it on a daily basis. Jaime hooked me up w/ robin Jones. We were starting from scratch. Had to remove existing not righ orientation.
Robin hooked me up w/ David lasoda – planning engineering of the courts. Invaluable. Had so many questions. What’s the recommended…true north south…all through the gauge of the fence, how big net pots how deep as a result…bonus stuff. Even if we didn’t get the grant. All information was invaluable in terms of …sesign…when we submitted the process. Grant information is pretty involved.
Had great input. Be careful…rework the drainage…modified the plan to address that.
not the full le….
First time made a grant to a private school. Participate in
Four courts have blended qs lines…be able to go out and play tennis during your PE is awesome. Continually sending them everything and signing off.
Then, APPLY for the grant. Had to resubmit everything. Very meticulous. Did not have enough money for the lights. Pros and cons of lighting…kept us from making so many mistakes. The end result is something that will be around for a long time.
Southeastern out of Atlanta. Uga…crew had 100 hundred years of experience. Ideas hatched May 2009, early design phases.
Construction fall of 2009. Weather hiccups. got in the way. April 2010, high school matches. Lights added feb 2011.

All doing it for the benefit of the community. Summer camps…committed to qs program. Jaime was a huge help and randy stevens instrumental …had a great working relationship
8 courts lockers rooms concessions…went ahead made provisions electrical conduets under the court. We prepared for the grant so it sped everything else up.


Parks, clubs, and campus across the country are cashing in on USTA’s commitment to 10 and under tennis.
What do this mean for you and your courts?
Well, it means you have national backing, national resources, national ‘thumbs-up’.
First, eligibility. In order to ensure your organization qualifies…gets the green light, the go-ahead




Public parks – if you haven’t already, register to become a Tennis in the Parks Agency.
Community Tennis Associations – verify your registration in the USTA national database.
Colleges and universities – commit to participating in USTA’s Tennis on Campus program.
Schools – encouraged participate in one of the many tennis programs USTA offers kids from 10 and under tennis through No-cut JV and varsity tennis programs.
Next, fill out the USTA form. You can find one by visiting Within ….hours, a consultant will call you to assess the needs of the community.




Funding
http://www.nrpa.org/Content.aspx?id=5463

David LaSota – the usta national tech consultant. Work w/ in community tennis division. Provide assistance in development of concept plans. Provide tech reviews submissions development of specs for 10 and under tennis, worked on modifications to roles of tennis as they relate to 10 and under.

Own engineering firm been in tennis consulting business for 20 years. DWLasota engineering, inc.
Since 2005. Back with Kirk. Years ago before I started my own firm with stan smith. He was pushing in tennis infra-structure. Contacted me to ask if I’d help. Develop the grant program.
Found out that many facilities could use the cash a lot of them were lacking the mental know how to put the plans to get …be safe, last a good long time. Started out w/ grant program then providing additional consultation. A lot of clients needed a started point. Might have a vision but how do we go abour it. Started saying advocacy and technical support. Develop pretty picture to take to local body to sell vision. Al lot a conceptual work for communities. Missing key components tech information…
Find local archeti…don’t have the tennis background. We should try to help them. My responsibility is to train the local engineers how to properly plan a tennis facility. We have workshops throughout the year.
Cary North Carolina. We typically look work with multiple community in piplelone close to 2000. We meet professionals and invite them to the workshops. On the section level we are asked. We go to CTDW.
There are no deadline
Some webinars two with aspa and one with tis.
Goal for qs courts 10 and Under is 3,000 facilities slightly


2008 – developed


Shannon Hatton– works for usta in community tennis for tennis 10 years 914-438-8078 coordinates or the efforts behind them.
Facilities education national conferences and other national associations and organizations. Mini …like the day before. National park and rec…free workshop the day before or one hour session in their conference. In day care change. Athletic …Tennis Facility Session. Where can we put a session in.
Receive proposals from PMW tennis or Northern Section…wanting from facilities team. State parks …forfull best we can based on how wide their audience is.
Once a year, we do invitation only…arct. Engineers, we think large player or large impact on landscape. Or we worked w/ them, they work on local tennis progects.
Exchange of information . 2 day Tennis Facilities Forum Invitation only.
Virgil is director he has Warren national manager and david is the national tech read, warren heads up a team of 11 that works on several thousand…conferences and facilities…
If you want to host or add a tech…they can send an facilities@usta.com
If you are interested in attending…






















When it comes to ???\ USTA’s Got You Covered
We’ve all seen them, emails or headlines announcing how the USTA has money to give away…Line grants for 10 and under tennis, matching funds for resurfacing,

grant money. Applying for money means having your ducks in a row, dotting all your I’s and T’s. It means following recommendations, and possessing a strong voice, and possessing the ability to connect with municipal governments who don’t always view tennis as the lifesaver/changer we know it to be.
USTA offers a wide array of grant opportunities from individuals, CTA’s, public facilities, universities and private clubs. With the latest push for QuickStart lines, facility assistance is a hot topic.

Applying for assistance is a complex procedure; however, if you take the time, and take advantage of the advice and suggestions you will have new courts, new lines, improved programs, and increased traffic at your facility.

Ken S. Director at highpoint 21 court city facility. Busy lot of programs. Wanted to add quicstart courts. Hitting wall two courts layed end to end. Heavily used for warm up.
Utiie it more. Half used four. Quick start. Runs east and west. Can teach. Area of no court lines installed for 4 26 courts. Added the 60 foot court.
Instructors were hesitant, now they love it. They fight over them now. Advanced 5-8 year olds. Saw how kis really loved it. She doesn’t

Encourage the kids to come out and practice portable nets. Leave it out there prince nets. When instructors is finished, move out of the side.
Unual deal. Applied for 5 courts plus moisture. Needed to be resurfaced. Applied 4k usta. Member of TIP. 2010. June of 2010. Applied for it first of beginning of the year.
Been here since day 1 feb 78. Highpointtennis.com
Having grant money made it easier to install qs courts. Provided spark for us to go ahead to qs on our own) effect…kids playing on their own. That shows me the program is popular. Increased play on their own parents and energy in the lesson. More energy. More excitement during the lessons. Kids having fun and playing rather than centered on instructions. Follow up playing
***************************
Jim Daws – president of Serria Development chairman of buildings and grounds at Stratford. What I do in the development business…deal with it on a daily basis. Jaime hooked me up w/ robin Jones. We were starting from scratch. Had to remove existing not righ orientation.
Robin hooked me up w/ David lasoda – planning engineering of the courts. Invaluable. Had so many questions. What’s the recommended…true north south…all through the gauge of the fence, how big net pots how deep as a result…bonus stuff. Even if we didn’t get the grant. All information was invaluable in terms of …sesign…when we submitted the process. Grant information is pretty involved.
Had great input. Be careful…rework the drainage…modified the plan to address that.
not the full le….
First time made a grant to a private school. Participate in
Four courts have blended qs lines…be able to go out and play tennis during your PE is awesome. Continually sending them everything and signing off.
Then, APPLY for the grant. Had to resubmit everything. Very meticulous. Did not have enough money for the lights. Pros and cons of lighting…kept us from making so many mistakes. The end result is something that will be around for a long time.
Southeastern out of Atlanta. Uga…crew had 100 hundred years of experience. Ideas hatched May 2009, early design phases.
Construction fall of 2009. Weather hiccups. got in the way. April 2010, high school matches. Lights added feb 2011.
All doing it for the benefit of the community. Summer camps…committed to qs program. Jaime was a huge help and randy stevens instrumental …had a great working relationship
8 courts lockers rooms concessions…went ahead made provisions electrical conduets under the court. We prepared for the grant so it sped everything else up.


Parks, clubs, and campus across the country are cashing in on USTA’s commitment to 10 and under tennis.
What do this mean for you and your courts?
Well, it means you have national backing, national resources, national ‘thumbs-up’.
First, eligibility. In order to ensure your organization qualifies…gets the green light, the go-ahead




Public parks – if you haven’t already, register to become a Tennis in the Parks Agency.
Community Tennis Associations – verify your registration in the USTA national database.
Colleges and universities – commit to participating in USTA’s Tennis on Campus program.
Schools – encouraged participate in one of the many tennis programs USTA offers kids from 10 and under tennis through No-cut JV and varsity tennis programs.
Next, fill out the USTA form. You can find one by visiting Within ….hours, a consultant will call you to assess the needs of the community.

Types of resources
Advocacy – When it comes to asking for money, project presentation is key. USTA understands the importance of connecting with local governments and having them buy-in to your facility wants and dreams. The Big Serve, USTA’s advocacy initiative, provides a ‘how-to’ handbook for getting your project ideas on the ground and running, creating effective presentations for decision-makers , overcoming obstacles

Technical – facility concepts, design review, make suggestions and recommendations so that your facility is how to safe, and expectable? , Review construction docs and bid docs, make sure you are asking the right questions, …playground aq specs, tennis programming support, TSR, training and education; workshops for on-court personnel, manual. Tennis Court Maintenance and Construction Manual

Funding
http://www.nrpa.org/Content.aspx?id=5463
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April 11, 2011 at 5:55pm
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December 1, 2010 at 9:27am
December 1, 2010 at 9:27am
#712815
I thought I'd copy any comments I recieve from editors in on spot for easy retrieval.

1. parenthetical references to denote a specific reference within the body of your article. Specify the sources for each fact. Identify the reference in parentheses (See Reference 1) at the end of the sentence that contains the relevant fact. Include that reference in the corresponding box within the Reference section. Eg, editors would find the information for "(See Reference 1)" in the first reference field. For the next fact, write "See Reference 2" in parentheses and so on. If you include a reference with multiple pages, such as a PDF document, include a note in Writer's Comments box indicating the page that contains the fact.
November 20, 2010 at 11:46am
November 20, 2010 at 11:46am
#711856
95 players 14 divisions both singles and doubles

Melissa Touchton 3.5 ladies doubles 7.0 mixed 2nd time playing 4 and half years. Trying to find a hobby something to do. played 4 matches. 5 hours of tennis 2 matches 6 sets.
Ladies doubles

Mixed doubles 7-6. in the first set. A lot of fun. Both satyed relaxed and calm. Had a lot of fun. Mixed I had never met my partner before. We had never played before .good match. Never played that much tennis 10 hours of tennis in 3 nights. I had to drink another red bull. Didn’t alter schedule. Plans to do it next year. 478-461-

Mens singles 3.0 first seasons. Only played in high school 4 years. Stopped for 15 years. Just started this season. My serve was definitely on tonight and I think that’s what won the match for me, really.

Serves was on during in the finals. That ‘s what won the game for me. I don‘t I’m pretty good about keeping myself cool when I’m playing. I play as best as I can and if I loose, I loose, obviously the other player’s just better.

Damien Fields d. Marlon Walker 6-2; 6-1 never dropped a set. only lost 8 games total. first adult tournament

http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Results.aspx?T=87581

John Drew Smith Memorial NTRP Tournament finished up Saturday afternoon after a weeklong event of evening matches. Ninety-five players registered among 14 divisions to play in singles and doubles events.

The event is a mainstay for the Macon Tennis Association who hosts the tournament year after year. Tournament director, Darrell McDowell who retired from the City of Macon Parks department as JDS’s facility coordinator returns to run the tournament. McDowell has been running the event for the past 12 years. “It’s more of a family thing,” McDowell said. “JDS has always been a family place. I loved there for over twenty years.”

The event offers an opportunity for everyone to watch all levels of play. 2.5 players can watch 4.5 players. “Everyone from different levels can come together at one time to watch really good tennis,” said McDowell.

Macon resident, Melissa (Birdsong) Touchton, a 3.5 league player entered two events; 3.5 ladies doubles and 7.0 mixed doubles. “It was a lot of fun,” Touchton said after the Macon Tennis Association’s awards banquet held in conjunction with the end of the tournament. “I played ten hours of tennis in three nights.” Touchton played back-to-back matches during the tournament. Both matches split sets forcing her to play the full third deciding sets. “I’ve never played five hours of tennis (straight) before,” Touchton said.

Touchton made it the semifinals in both her events.

Damien Fields of Macon was crowned the Men’s 3.0 singles champion after beating Marlon Walker 6-2; 6-1. “My serve was definitely on during the finals,” Fields said. “I think that’s what won the game for me.”

Fields entered the tournament when some of his league buddies decided to register. “I haven’t played tennis in 15 years,” said Fields. “I only started back this season.” Fields, who never dropped a set during his first tournament run plans on participating next year.

“We’ll find him a doubles partner,” Donna Bailey, the MTA’s executive director said.


I don‘t I’m pretty good about keeping myself cool when I’m playing. I play as best as I can and if I loose, I loose, obviously the other player’s just better.

Going on for 24 years. More of a family thing than anything. It always everyone from different levels to come together at one time. Family place. I lived there for 20 years…30 can watch the 4.0 everyone can see everyone to give them a change to understand the game. Old friends. One of the good things, coming back to john drew every year.

Edith stopped by to see me. A lot of good matches.



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November 20, 2010 at 11:45am
November 20, 2010 at 11:45am
#711855
City of Macon’s Tennis Director wins CTA tennis award

By ROBIN BATEMAN

The Macon Tennis Association, MTA held its annual awards banquet this past weekend at Healy Point Country Club. Among those presented with awards were the City of Macon’s tennis manager, Carl Hodge, Rita Benton and Adam Dalton.

Hodge received the John Drew Smith Memorial Award. The honors are awarded to individuals who exemplify all the best qualities that John Drew Smith, who was inducted in the Sports Hall of Fame during April of 2003, brought to Macon tennis.
“He, (Carl Hodge), has run programs in the Bibb County schools (both public and private) for years, and has introduced countless families to the game of tennis,” said Donna Bailey when presenting Hodge with the award. “His commitment to the QuickStart format for children under the age of 10 is evident from the growing numbers of young children on the courts.”

Hodge is a USPTR/USPTA teaching professional and oversees both Tattnall and John Drew Smith Tennis Centers for the City of Macon. Hodge has recently signed a contract allowing eight tennis teaching professionals to provide their services at Healy Point Country Club.

Rita Benton was presented with the Mary Hatfield Spirit of Tennis Award. Benton, a league player herself decided she’d captain a 3.0 men’s league in order to round out the division and provide an opportunity for men at the 2.5 – 3.0 NTRP(National Tennis Rating Program) level to compete in league matches. Benton is a ember of the Macon Tennis Association board of directors and Chairman of the Adult League Committee.

“She called a long list of 2.5 & 3.0 men and women to get them involved in (our) league program, said Bailey. “Her men’s teams often call her matches ‘The Rita Bowl’.”

Macon resident Adam Dalton received the MTA’s Official of the Year: Dalton has been an official for the past six years. Dalton works all types of tournaments including local, state, sectional, national and collegiate events. “He is certified as a United State Tennis Association, USTA level referee, said Bailey “Adam is always willing to give his time and works in a very professional manner.”

“I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to (officiate), said Dalton. Dalton started playing competitive tennis as junior during high school and now along with officiating tournaments, he gives lessons at Healy Point Country Club.

November 20, 2010 at 11:34am
November 20, 2010 at 11:34am
#711854
I’m just working w/ the girls spending an hour a night. They are willing to make the commitment out side of the season and that make it rewarding to me.

For me

A I’m a coach to some of them, but the main reason I’m willing to mom team mom. Daughter, jasi, sophomore. Making sure they are training during the off season.

“Training during the off season is so important. It’s difficult to come up during tryouts and think you can make the team.”

Judi Edwards770-235-8487 Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Ga.. Team parent. In this tournament rules mandate that high school coach can’t be involve in the team. 2nd year doing it. first annual year. Tennis is such an individual sport. Always nice when the kids can play together as a team. It’s a good way for the team to play together, another opportunity, especially if they don’t play in the fall because spring wi when the team plays good camaraderie also most are tournament players. They get individual points as well. Brought 5 boys. We also have a team for the girls. Flights organized so that we have a bye in the middle of the day. Hoping to pick up some hoops action.
Guaranteed 4 matches. 2 Saturday, 2 Sunday. In your flight. Opportunity to play 4 matches and earn individual points. End of the line you are the champion. Familiar with macon. Did nothing to prepare. Did not alter schedule as a team. Format 4 singles 2 doubles short set scoring up to 4 games winning by 2 r all 7 point tie breaker. “You have to be on as soon as you walk on the court.”



The High School division has six teams, and the Middle School division has two teams. There was no need to divide into flights since these divisions were not full. The high school teams will play a full round robin, on both Saturday and Sunday. The middle schools will meet each other three times. The winner of the round robins wil receive awards.

. As the director, what makes this tournament differnt from others? This was a team event, bringing together players from 32 schools (middle and high schools) around the state. Many were highly ranked junior players, who deal with the stress of competing in individual tournaments most weekends of the year. For this one event, these kids can compete in a fun, supportive atmosphere, with the support of their teammates and parents. The competition is intense and the level of play quite high - but the pressure is not so squarely on any single player's shoulders. It was a dramatically more relaxed spectator pool - parents who are often on the edge of their seats or pacing the sidelines were watching, cheering, supporting their team's players - but with no gnashing of teeth.

2. what was one of the best things you see the kids gain from participating? The camaraderie that develops among the team members is beautiful to watch. Because this tournament happens prior to the onset of the school season, many of these kids are just getting to know one another. During the 2-day tournament, I heard lots of laughter, saw several practical jokes, watched a couple of card games, heard about movies and dinner out on Saturday night. I heard kids thanking their parents and captains for bringing them, and got lots of unsolicited thank yous for hosting the event. Those things rarely happen at individual tennis tournaments.

3. any comments you want to add? This is my favorite tournament of the year, hands down. This is our third year. Last year we added middle school divisions. This year we added co-ed divisions, for both middle and high school. Who knows what 2011 will look like?

4. job title

Director of Tennis, Canongate Healy Point (day job)
Tournament Director (role for the weekend's tournament)

October 1, 2010 at 10:11am
October 1, 2010 at 10:11am
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Cynthia off and on for 10 years. Hit the ball friend debrah said they needed to get involved so they took tennis lessons. Joined. A league.

Kids enrolled in-group class. Everett started taking tournament club. 9 years old till tournaments.

Tennis lesson for one full week sugar creek in Atlanta.

Last year, high school talked her into it.

Morris sisters and brother in laws. On vacation. Play during the weekends. Some for exercise and some for comraderies.

Exciting and nerve wracking cuz you want them to do well. Want so much for them to do well. Mostly singles. His progression. Be able to accomplish things he wasn’t able to accomplish. Fruits of his lessons. Over the win.

Several hours a week. Always bring racquets w/ tennis vacation destin or Hilton head.



Everett – 10 years. Competing at 11. Howard in 9th is currently 10th. On court at least 3 hours a week – 6 week. Hit w/ friends 11 hours a week including friends. Enjoy tennis vacation. Plays w/ mom dad cousins and aunts and uncles. Crhis rashad.

Play wii tennis I don’t lose on wii people challenge me all the time. I run and work out upper lower body everyday. Stay in shap help your game.

Opens doors keeps you fit physically fit. Met most of my friends through tennis.

15 years old

Cecily 15 twins. Howard. Taking lessons at 5. picked up again in high school took .

Watched them play. Play w/ them. Take lessons once a week w/ sarah witherspoon. Take dance three times a week sometimes go running. The combination helps legs strethng .

Mostly plays with friends. Consistent and patient working on it. Meeting people and seeing how others react to opponents…sportmanshps or not. Realize how bad or good it looks. Favorite thing…hitting winner. Miss sarah talked her into it. You have to because there isn’t a girls on the team. Enjoys it planning on participating on the team through her high school. Lifetime time.


Everett Reese 14 years old. August, he'll be playing 16's

2 weeks.

I don't know the difference. I just really see him as a regular person, just super tall.

breakfast, trains with Corey, Paul Tobin before the others arrive.

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Basketball play for fun. Used to play soccer. 7 or 8 competitive soccer, middle school. With friends. Go outside and shoot almost every day. Just think it’s fun.

all coaches and kids played flag football. i ddin’t want to guard john, he's too tall

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Morris Reese played tennis off and on since 1985. League tennis on a regular pbasis in 2003. Nov. friend invited me to play a tournament. Excitement and trhill of winning matches in a tournament set him on fire. Sister since 1984. Atlanta city tiltle many times. She’s the usta teaching professional in the family.she would organize family trips for us to go on and play.vacation and play and she would teach the other family members. 2003 or 2004 she started recruiting the children and started teaching the children how to p lay.
It helps us all go in the same direction. Before tennis there was piano, football, soccer tee ball, etc dance. All going in different directions and it was too much. Didn’t want to tell them what not to be interested in. since we did it on vacations anyway. Mom and dad could play while kids doi lessons.
Everet has a tough coach. At age ten, thy thought it was too tough. He stayed. Rough and serious. Somehow he’s internally motivated.
I wanted hime to play and was careful not to shove it down his throuat. Am I big enough yet, am I big enough yet? Once we let him play it was on. He wants to playk when is his next tournament. He gets ready for practice.

Just exercising can be monotonous. The thrill of winning and loosing provide motivation you seek to improve your fitness. Used to bike ride. Trained. I had motivate myself. Winning calls me to go and exercise. The element of competition fuels the fire to seek fitness outside of the court.
Motivate each other. Family trophy that gets past around.

The greek thinking man tstatue in marble. It’s held by singles player in the family. Currently, hands down, Everett is the best member. Brian holds the trophy and won’t give it up. The family has talked about taking it from him.
Non of us have been able to beat everte since he was 12.
Go to destin a number of years in a row. As memany as 25 of family…as many 12. Go at it all weekend long. Trips to Hilton head. Battle and bragging rights. 07 settle a family fued in hawii. We are gonna play tennis where ever we go. If all of us are gonna be there. The ones that play tennis come to the table. It starts at the table. Smart remark about someone’s game. The ones who don’t play come out tand hand on.
Tennis for me me and my family integral part. I use it to teach physics analogies how to handl difficulties in schoolwork. Bond w/ father/son bonding. Outdoor life. Play w/ Cynthia league when we were the same. I’m a 4.0 and she’s a 3.5. mixed in 06 family team that went to state family chips.
Ces was the last one. Played high school tennis because her friends plays. Comes everyweek was a hold out her friends play.
Everett mpv. Girls tennis everet played number one. Girls won and went to . there wasn’t gonna be a grils team and they won region.

Used it in science project. Which bouce higher. Teach anglu and linier momentum kinetic streggh. Nutrition. Everet has to eat right before matches…hidration. Constant mediam for teaching. Most tennis is principal based. Bookcase of tennis literature. How too technique.
Tennis is a way of life for these folks. Watch pros key biscane. Miami, u.s. open…front row. Blake…Atlanta, family circl. 2007. Four of us. Got to sit on the front row seat. Saturday night match when blake was playing. Was invited to sit on front row. Have to fill up those front rows. Just luck. Saw dona and some macon folks. How made me sooo high.

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Leisure in college and graduate school living in Atlanta and working w/ youth it sharing love w/ the rest of the family. Since it was a lifelong

Family competiton w/ me and morris say who is the king of the hill or queen of thill. Singles one on one.

When I turn 50 I wouldn’t be challenging them anymore. They had their chance. Good thing for kids kids and tennis for 30.

Family circle attend that annual. Keeping her involved with it for years. If she decided she wanted to do it. So coaches in Atlanta really encouraged her because the potential was there.

Kept in the circl of tennis. Coan Tennis Association. …

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Teach leadership, manament, education development for staff.
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