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July 9, 2013 01:58 PM

Inaugural USTA National Doubles BG 16-14 Chps. in August

 
national_doubles_jr_champs_logoThe first-of-its-kind doubles-only USTA National Doubles Championship for boys and girls age 16-14 will be held on Aug. 22-24, 2013, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
 
Played on hardcourts, entries for the event will close on Aug. 1.
 
The tournament is the only national junior competition devoted solely to doubles. As a Level 1 USTA National Championship, competitors will earn Level 1 national ranking points and the top finishers will receive the USTA's coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls.
 
The entry fee for the event is $65 per player.
 
For more information on the tournament TennisLink page go to http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=140197.
 
 

Stuart to Host 10 and Under Tennis Workshop in Sept.

 
 
Coaches Workshop KB_Butch Staples1.jpgRecreational tennis coaches as well as parents, teachers, camp or school staff who work with the age 10 and under population can get trained in the latest USTA 10 and Under Tennis methods when USTA Florida host a 10 and Under Tennis Workshop in September in Stuart, Fla.
 
The Halpatiokee Park Tennis Courts in Stuart will host a 10 and Under Tennis Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All participants must pre-register, and the workshop is free to USTA members and $15 for non-USTA members.
 
"If participants need financial assistance they can contact me directly," said organizer Janet Sprague.
 
The 3-1/2 hour interactive on-court workshops gives an overview of 10 and Under Tennis and the six variables that all programs should adhere to for success. Each participant receives a set of 10 and Under Tennis practice plans.
 
For parents the workshop provides the perfect inroad to get involved and become a tennis volunteer with the 10 and Under Tennis play format in a USTA Jr. Team Tennis league, providing the perceived competence of being a tennis coach and learning the basics for working with small children of beginner and intermediate levels.
 
 
10 and Under Tennis allows smaller children to emulate adult play on smaller court sizes, with racquet sizes that fit their hands, foam and low-compression balls, a simple scoring system, all adjusted to ease kids into the sport. Similar mini-tennis formats have long been popular in Europe, where current stars such as Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters first learned the game with age-adjusted racquets, balls and court sizes.
 
To register or for more info go to http://halpatiokeetautworkshop.eventbrite.com.
 
For additional information or questions e-mail Janet Sprague at sprague@florida.usta.com.
 
 
 
 

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