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Florida Tennis Briefs(3): 10s Green Ball Tourney, TDW Scholarships

August 23, 2013 11:21 AM

Tennis: Boys'/Girls' 10s Florida State 'Green Ball' Championships in Oct.

bobby-logo-USTA_COVERonWhite_2013_DoublesThe USTA Florida "Bobby Curtis" Junior State Championship 10s "green ball" full-court tournament for age 10-and-under players will be held on Oct. 5-7, 2013, in Lake Mary, Fla., for the girls' division, and in Sanford, Fla., for the boys' division.
Matches will be played on full courts (78 foot) using the lower-compression "green ball." Players must be age 10 or under to compete.
Set scoring will be four-game sets (win by two or standard tiebreak (first to seven points) at four games all) with regular ad scoring, and matches are two out of three sets with a match tiebreak (first to 10 points) in lieu of a third set.
Tournament registration closes on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
As there are no Florida ranking points for the 10 and under division, players will be recognized in the 10 & Under Match Club. For more info on the 10 & Under Match Club go to www.florida.usta.com/Tournaments-Pages/match_club_rewards_page.
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2013 USTA Tennis Development Workshop (TDW) Scholarships Available

USTA_2cKOUSTA Florida is offering scholarships for Florida community tennis leaders to attend the 2013 USTA Tennis Development Workshop (TDW), held Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2013, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colo.
The TDW is the largest annual gathering of community tennis leaders in the country. Attendees will experience expert sessions lead by specialists in their field and networking opportunities, with more than 500 grassroots community tennis leaders from across the country in attendance.
"To increase the scope of the TDW, a limited number of workshop scholarships will be offered to outstanding community tennis leaders in Florida who otherwise may not afford to attend," says USTA Florida Director of Community Tennis Linda Curtis. "Each scholarship applicant can receive up to $800 towards TDW registration, travel and lodging expenses."
All expenses will require pre-approved by USTA Florida and will be reimbursed upon receipt of a required TDW report and appropriate receipts.
Eligibility Criteria:
* Applicants must be integrally involved in the organization and development of a community tennis program;
* Applicants must be available for the entire workshop and provide a detailed TDW report on sessions attended and key learning from those sessions;
* Applicants who have not previously attended the TDW will be given priority.
All applications must be submitted online by Friday, Sept. 6 by 5 p.m. For additional info contact USTA Florida Director of Community Tennis Linda Curtis at curtisL@florida.usta.com or (386) 671-8934.

Boca Raton, Naples Tennis Clubs Honored by USTA

Boca West Country Club
The Sports Club at Mediterra
The Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton and The Sports Club at Mediterra in Naples, Fla., were two of 19 winners of the 32nd annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. Representatives from the respective clubs will be honored at the USTA Semi-annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Sept. 1, 2013.
The Boca West Country Club was built in 1985 and is being recognized in the Private Facilities category. The club has 31 full-size clay courts and the site is used to train top players from the USTA Training Center-Headquarters in Boca Raton. The club has recently implemented the USTA's 10 and Under Tennis programs.
Built in 2000, The Sports Club at Mediterra has seven full-size clay courts and hosts a variety of children's camps and in-house flex leagues during the year. The facility has hosted several special tennis events such as Venus Williams' EleVen Tennis Clinic.
To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a parks and recreation department, an educational institution, a non-profit corporation, or private or commercially-owned and operated facilities that offer both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis.
Each of the winning facilities were praised for their implementation of USTA programs, including 10 and Under Tennis.
Facilities were judged upon the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the facilities' participation in USTA programs.
For more info go to www.usta.com





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