03/28/2013 - April Tennis Newsletter

April 2013
A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.

  • Legacy Community Federal Credit Union $25,000 Pro Circuit Challenger
    April 7th - 14th
  • Life Time Fitness Grand Opening April 11th
  • Bham Combo 55 and Over Registration Info
  • Bham Tri Level Women's Registration Info
  • "Wilander on Wheels" Comes to Birmingham!!
  • 4th Annual Pelham Pro-Am
  • Riverchase NTRP Tournament
  • Lakeshore Summer Tennis/Sports Camp
Legacy Community Federal Credit Union $25,000 Pro Circuit Challenger April 7th - 14th

Pelham Racquet Club will be hosting the Legacy Community Federal Credit Union Women's $25,000.00 Pro Circuit Challenger April 7-14. Admission is FREE for any match! WTA Tour players from all over the world will be playing! This will be the 10th Anniversary for PRC to host this event. Check with Pelham Racquet Club at 621-3380 for further info. There will be feature matches during the weeknights, & promotions going on all week.

During the tourney week, Thursday, April 11th will be KID'S DAY sponsored by Legacy Credit Union & The Rick & Bubba Show! FREE kids clinic for kids ages, from 5 up to 18. Many courts will offer 10 & Under Tennis, w/ smaller nets & Tennis Balls made easier for younger children to play.

The kids clinic is FREE! Clinic runs from 5-6 pm. However, please arrive early to check in at PRC between 4:30-5, as large numbers are expected. First 100 kids receive a prize!!!

Local Tennis Pros from all over B'ham, as well as PRC USPTA Certified Tennis Pros will teach the clinics. Also, a few of the actual World Tour Women's players will help in teaching at kids day!

In addition to the Free Kids Tennis Clinic, any kids attending will get a Free hot dog & coke after the clinic. All family, including children can stay & watch the feature Pro Tennis matches after the tennis clinics, for free as well.
Life Time Fitness Grand Opening

Vestavia Hills Life Time Fitness

Grand Opening Event Agenda / Activities -

Thursday April 11, 2013


Thurs, Apr 11: Grand Opening Celebration

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Founder's Member Event (first 1,000 memberships)

6:00 - 6:15 pm: Ribbon Cutting ceremony

7:00 - 9:00 pm: Charter Member Event (remaining members), and guests allowed with a member

Fri, Apr 12: Founder's Members Workout Day

10:00 am - 8:00 pm: Founders Members Workouts (club open only to the Founders Members)

Saturday, Apr 13: 4:00 am Officially open for workouts



6:00 - 6:15 pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Atrium- first floor

6:15 - 9:00 pm Companies Inside Expo Gyms 1-2- first floor

6:15 - 9:00 pm Kids Activities class demonstrations Kids Activities Studio- 1st floor

6:15 - 9:00 pm Group Fitness Meet n Greet with Instructors Studio 2- second floor

6:15 - 9:00 pm Weight Loss table Fitness Floor- second floor

6:15 - 7:30 pm Masters Swim demonstrations Indoor Pool- first floor

7:30 - 8:30 pm Family Swim demonstrations Leisure pool- first floor

6:15 - 8:15 pm LifePower Yoga demonstrations Yoga Studio- second floor

6:15 - 8:30 pm Metabolic Testing demonstrations Testing Area- second floor

6:15 - 9:00 pm Peak Into Pilates demonstrations Pilates Studio- second floor

6:15 - 9:00 pm Balloon Artist and Face Painter for the kids Child Center- first floor

6:15 - 7:30 pm Cycle class demonstration- led by CEO Bahram Akradi Cycle Studio- second floor

6:15 - 9:00 pm Cycle Meet n Greet with Instructors Outside Cycle Studio

6:15 - 8:15 pm The Mixx- Zumba Inspired class demonstration Group Fitness Studio 1- second floor

6:30 - 7:30 pm T.E.A.M. demonstrations Fitness Floor- second floor- treadmills

6:30 - 8:30 pm Outdoor Group Training demonstrations Outdoor Turf Field- 1st Floor

7:00 - 8:30 pm The Ultimate Workout- led by CEO Bahram Akradi Advanced Training Area- second floor

For more information, contact Ellis Ferreira at eferreira@lifetimefitness.com or 205-547-3190. To learn more about Lifetime tennis http://s.al.com/MUxrbUN

Bham Combo 55 and Over Registration Info

The Birmingham combo doubles 55 & Over women's league registration will open on TennisLink Monday, APRIL 1st with an initial team registration deadline of Sunday, April 28th. Combo doubles is one of the fastest growing leagues with the USTA Southern leagues. The friendly format allows friends, family and co-workers to combine their levels to play on a team together.

The division level offerings are 6.5, 7.5 and 8.5. State and sectional opportunities are available too for those teams that qualify! The 2013 Alabama Combo 55 & Over Championship will be held in Gulf Shores October 24-27. To advance to the state championship, each player must have played in at least one match locally or received a default. Sectional dates have not been released yet.

The team format is three doubles per match playing a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. The maximum number of players per team is fourteen.

We will offer the following in Birmingham:

Weekday, 9:30 match time:

6.5 - Monday

7.5 - Tuesday

8.5 - Monday

Weeknight, 6:30 match time:

6.5 - Wednesday

7.5 - Monday

8.5 - Tuesday

Players can compete locally on a weekday and a weeknight league team at the same level or more than one level. Players can advance to the state championship only on one 55 & over team.

Anticipated start will be mid May. Ending date will depend upon the total number of teams that register for each level. All players must be current members of USTA throughout the league season. The TennisLink registration fee per player per team is $15.00 plus the $3.00 TennisLink user fee. A roster addition deadline will be established once the schedules are published.

All questions should be directed to Ruth Anne Bendall at rbendall7@gmail.com or 995-1398.

Bham Tri Level Women's Registration Info
The Birmingham women's tri level 18 & over and tri level 40 & over registration will open on TennisLink April 1 with the initial team registration deadline being Tuesday, April 30th. The minimum number of players per team is six and the maximum per team is fourteen. The format is three lines of doubles per team match with an anticipated start date of mid May. All players must be current members of USTA throughout the league season and must be registered on TennisLink. Registration per player per team is $15.00 plus the $3.00 TennisLink user fee. The 2013 Alabama Tri Level Championships will be hosted by Gulf Shores September 26-29th so mark your calendars now!

Below are the proposed league opportunities:

Tri Level 18 & Over - WEEKDAY, 9:30 match time:

2.5/3.0/3.5 - Wednesday

3.0/3.5/4.0 - Wednesday

3.5/4.0/4.5 - Wednesday

4.0/4.5/5.0 - Invitational (No Local Play Required) Teams must be registered on TennisLink!

Tri Level 18 & Over - WEEKNIGHT, 6:30 match time:

2.5/3.0/3.5 - Monday

3.0/3.5/4.0 - Monday

3.5/4.0/4.5 - Monday

Tri Level 40 & Over - WEEKDAY, 9:30 match time:

3.0/3.5/4.0 - Thursday

3.5/4.0/4.5 - Thursday

Tri Level 40 & Over - WEEKNIGHT, 6:30 match time:

3.0/3.5/4.0 - Tuesday

3.5/4.0/4.5 - Tuesday

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ruth Anne Bendall, B'ham Tri Level Coordinator at rbendall7@gmail.com or at 995-1398.

"Wilander on Wheels" Comes to Birmingham
Former World #1 Mats Wilander will be bringing his "Wilander-On-Wheels" clinic to Riverchase CC on April 18th from 4:30 to 6:00. A few spots are still available. Cost is $50. Includes t-shirts and door prizes. Adults and junior are welcome. To sign up for clinic with Mats or to find out more about the event, please email Johan at tennis@riverchasecc.com or call the Riverchase tennis shop at (205) 988-8165.

Mats Wilander is a former no.#1 in the world (1988), who has won 7 Grand Slam Championships in singles on three different surfaces. He also helped his native country of Sweden win three Davis Cup Trophies.
4th Annual Pelham Pro Am

The 4th Annual Pro-Am will take place the weekend of April 26 & 27th at the Pelham Racquet Club. It is the largest event of its kind in the area with 80 players, including 16 local Pros and 64 Amateurs...!!! For more information, please contact Omar Alcaino at omaralcaino@hotmail.com or 205-317-3320.
Riverchase Spring NTRP Tournament
Riverchase Country Club is hosting its annual Spring NTRP TOURNAMENT April 19-21. Prize money $$$ in the Open divisions. Tournament#703203013.
Lakeshore Summer Tennis/Sports Camp
Lakeshore Academy will be conducting a tennis/sports camp this summer from 9:00-4:00 for 5 weeks. Info may be found at btasummercamp.com
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