08/30/2013 - September Tennis Newsletter

September 2013
A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.

  • Men's USTA Fall League Registration
  • Tennis Team Fundraiser for Nationals
  • Altadena Valley Level 4 Junior Tournament
  • News from Pelham Racquet Club
  • FREE Men's Clinic at Pelham Tennis Center
  • Women's Dollar Clinic
  • 4th Annual UAB Play Against the Blazers Day
  • Flex League Registration Open
  • Trussville Racquet Club
  • Riverchase Pro-Am Save the Date
  • Learning Excellence Through Tennis Program

To view upcoming youth tennis events, including Nickelodeon FREE World Wide Day of Play events in September, please visit www.youthtennis.com.

Men's USTA Fall League Registration

TennisLink registration for the men's USTA fall league will remain open until September 7th. Teams must have a minimum of 8 players signed up by that time (minimum of 5 for the 2.5 & 5.0 levels).

Registered teams may choose when they want to have their home matches. League play will start either the 2nd or 3rd week of September. Players must abide by the ESR (Early Start Ratings) which can be found on the ATA website, AlabamaTA.com - if a player's NTRP rating has not changed, they will not be on the ESR list!

Any questions? Please ask! Call USTA Local League Coordinator, Ken Vines, at 620-6428 or email him at KVines@Pelhamonline.com

Tennis Team Fundraiser for Nationals
The 2013 USTA Men's 3.0 Sectional Champions are from Birmingham!!! Greystone YMCA will be hosting a fundraiser to help pay travel expenses as the team goes to nationals in Tuscon, Arizona.
Event details:
WHO - All players are welcome
WHERE - Greystone YMCA
WHEN - Saturday, September 7th from 12:00 to 3:00
COST - $20
Altadena Valley Level 4 Junior Tournament

We have our Level 4 Junior Tournament the weekend of the 7th. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday the 3rd.
News from Peham Racquet Club

My Men's 2.5 team is going to play and represent Pelham-Alabama and the South at the USTA League National Tournament at the well-known Indian Wells Tennis Resort in Palm Spring, CA, the weekend of October 3-6th. This will be 3rd straight trip to the Nationals!!!

-Omar Alcaino

FREE Men's Clinic at Pelham Tennis Center

Thursday evenings - 6:30 to 7:30pm

Starts on September 12th - there will be a series of 4 clinics.

Instructor: USPTA Pro Steve Faulkner

This clinic is designed for beginner or low-level men with no USTA league experience.

Coach Faulkner will cover all the basic rules, court etiquette, stroke techniques and related footwork. Plus, there will be fun play-type drills to teach doubles strategy.

To register, please email Ken Vines (KVines@Pelhamonline.com) or call PTC - 620-6428

Numbers will be limited so please call/email early to reserve a spot. There will be some Prince Demo rackets available if you need to borrow one.

Women's Dollar Clinic

You've heard of the Dollar Tree, the Dollar Store, & Dollar General - well, this is the Dollar Clinic!

Yes, for the price of just one dollar you can sign up for four clinics with USPTA Pro Steve Faulkner at the Pelham Tennis Center! Let's do the math - that works out to be 25 cents per clinic. What a deal! Try finding that at Dollar General!

This clinic is designed for low-level women with little or no league experience.

It will be at the PELHAM TENNIS CENTER starting on Thursday, September 12th, from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Coach Steve will teach you the fundamentals of tennis including stroke technique and related footwork. Also learn doubles strategy and some basic rules. Please sign up early as the slots will be limited!

Please email Ken Vines (KVines@Pelhamonline.com) or call PTC at 620-6428 to pre-register.

4th Annual UAB Play Against the Blazers Day
We will be hosting our 4th Annual
UAB Play Against the Blazers Day on Sept 21st 9-11am at the Trussville Y. Cost is $20. Part of the proceeds go to the Blazers!
Please email pwildt@ymcabham.org to sign up. All adults and juniors welcome. Ages 5 and up. Groups divided among ability. Lots of prizes to win!
Flex League Registration Open

Play tennis on your schedule! Flex league registration closes September 29th. The season will run October 7th to December 29th. This league is perfect for people who can't commit to a specific time to play each week as well as those who want extra practice. One advantage of flex is that results DO NOT count toward one's league rating. Register at www.ustaflex.com. For more information, contact Kevin Theos at theos@sta.usta.com or 205-790-7256.

Trussville Racquet Club

Group tennis lessons for juniors: Mondays and Wednesdays ongoing Beginner/intermediate 4-5pm
intermediate/advanced juniors 5-6:30pm $45 for once week session. Or you can double and come twice a week. Drop ins $12. Shelley Wirt, Pro
Please call 661-0861 for more info or to register.
Adult beginner tennis 6:30-7:30, Thursday, Sept.19. $45 for 4 week class. One hour a week.

Bea Clark, pro

Riverchase Pro Am Save the Date

The Riverchase CC Pro Am benefitting the "Learning Excellence Through Excellence" program for underserved children will take place October 4th and 5th. Limited space will be available. For more information, contact Jacquelyn Marshall at lett.tennis@gmail.com.

Learning Excellence Through Tennis Program

The Learning Excellence Through Tennis (LETT) program is seeking paid tennis instructors for its beginner level youth programs. Training is provided.

Tennis clinics at West Homewood Park ages 4-18 years Saturdays 9-10:30am.

Seeking ways to give back to the community? Learning Excellence Through Tennis is looking for volunteers to help teach inner city after school tennis and life skills starting end of September. Volunteer would be paired with trained tennis instructors. Programs are for youth ages 7-10 and will last for 10 weeks. Volunteer time once a week for an hour!

For more information, contact Jacquelyn Marshall at lett.tennis@gmail.com.


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