12/03/2014 - 2014 December Tennis Newsletter

December 2014
  • Oldies but Goodies Mixed Doubles Mixer
  • Local Players Making Waves
  • 18 and Over Women's Winter League Captain's Meeting
  • Final Altadena Event Rescheduled
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp
  • Please Donate to the LETT Program
  • Flex League Registration Closes January 4th
Oldies but Goodies Mixed Doubles Mixer

Nostalgic aka "Oldies but Goodies" Mixed Doubles Mixer. Sunday, December 7th. All levels and you do not need a partner to play. Prizes for winners and for best Nostalgic dressed! Bring your old wooden racket or (oldest racket you have) and let's play! Register at www.bhamjcc.org or call 879-0411 $22 per person.

Local Players Making Waves
In November, Dr. Jane Phillips Roy (pictured far left of her team mates) was selected to represent the USTA Southern Section (comprised of 9 states) in the 2014 USTA Intersectional Team over 45 Women's National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. Their team tied for third place.
Dr. Jane Phillips Roy, Exercise Physiology Graduate Program Director at UAB (left) and Antonia Nugent (right), UAB Assistant Women's Tennis Coach and graduate of the Master's Exercise Physiology program, were among the presenters at the Fall Alabama State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (ASAHPERD) Conference. Antonia presented her Master's thesis: "Barriers to Tennis Play in Elementary and Middle School Physical Education Curriculums".
18 and Over Women's Winter League Captain's Meeting



The 2014 USTA year end ratings have been published and can be viewed at www.usta.com by clicking on TennisLink and then on Leagues. Always login with your password! Next, simply enter your name, your USTA number or your team number in the space provided under Find NTRP Rating Info. To appeal your rating, simply click on appeal!

Registration will open on TennisLink Wednesday, December 3rd. The initial team registration deadline is Friday, December 19th. The initial team registration deadline may be extended by the local league coordinator. If a team wants to register and I have not begun work on the schedule for that level, then I most likely would extend for a brief period of time. If I have already begun work on the schedule for that level, I would most likely not extend the registration deadline!

The maximum number of players per team is sixteen (16). The minimum number of players for the 2.5 and the 5.0+ levels is five (5) as those levels play one singles and two doubles per league match. The minimum number of players for the remaining levels is eight (8) as they play two singles and three doubles per league match. All levels will play a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set and all will use the Coman tiebreak for all tiebreaks.

All players must be current members of USTA throughout the local league season. The league fee is $17.00 per player plus the TennisLink user fee of $3.00 per registration. All players must be registered on TennisLink prior to playing in a match.

The anticipated start date for the winter league is Saturday, January 3rd and the end date is March 7th. Flight playoffs most likely will be scheduled after March 7th. All scheduled matches must be played with a minimum of two courts for the 2.5 and 5.0+ levels and a minimum of three courts for the remaining levels.

The Birmingham women's 18 & over winter league opportunities are as follows:


2.5 - Wednesday

3.0 - Friday

3.5 - Tuesday

4.0 - Thursday

4.5 - Wednesday


All levels offered including 5.0+ with varying match times due to court availability issues.

Final Altadena Event Rescheduled

THE LAST EVENT FOR ALTADENA IS A JUNIOR LEVEL 4 TOURNAMENT that has been reschedule for December 12th to 14th. We will have t-shirts, food, and door prizes for participants... For more information, contact Tery Sherer at terysherer@att.net.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Jr. Tennis camp Dec. 29th-31st 1:00-5:00 at Hoover Country Club. We will work on Fundamentals, strategy, positioning and match play. Spiritual topics: a Biblical perspective on winning, our position in Christ, understanding grace, knowing Him and making Him known. Cost is $190.00 email Boo Mason for info at boo@hoovercc.com

Please Donate to the LETT Program

Learning Excellence Through Tennis (LETT) is a program of the Birmingham Area Tennis Association that conducts life skills and tennis instruction to underserved youth in Birmingham. Please consider making a donation to support this cause. Donations may be made out to "BATA" and mailed to:


PO Box 131114

Birmingham, AL 35213

Donations are completely tax deductible as BATA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Questions may be directed to Kevin Theos at theos@sta.usta.com.

Flex League Registration Closes January 4th
Play singles, doubles and/or mixed on your schedule!!! The Birmingham USTA flex league registration closes January 4th. The season will run January 12th to April 19th. Register at www.ustaflex.com. Questions: contact Kevin Theos at theos@sta.usta.com or 205-790-7256.
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