04/08/2015 - 2015 April Tennis Newsletter

April 2015

  • Earn Chance to Participate in State League Tournament
  • Tennis at the "J" and Round Robin
  • Trussville Racquet Club Tennis
  • Gardendale Tennis
  • USTA Alabama on Facebook
  • USTA League Info
  • YMCA Mountain Brook Tennis
  • YMCA Greystone Tennis and Social
  • Flex League Changes
  • Parent/Child 12 and Under Beginner Green Dot Ball Doubles
  • Lifetime Tennis Summer Camp
  • University of Alabama Summer Tennis Camps
  • Earn $ Organizing Junior Team Tennis
Earn Chance to Participate in State League Tournament

Did you not win your local USTA league? Would you like a chance to still qualify to play at the State Tournament? This is your chance!!

Auburn USTA League Adult Tournament

18 & Over and 40 & Over

USTA NTRP 2.5 to 4.5

Team winners at each level will be eligible to represent Auburn at the Alabama USTA

League Championships

Tournament will be May 1st - 3rd

Initial Roster Deadline April 15th

Team Captains may register online at tennislink.usta.com and select: USTA Southern,

Alabama, Auburn, 2015 Adult 18 and Over or 40 and Over May Tournament

For additional info contact Kevin Fichtner at fichtkm@auburn.edu

Tennis at the "J" and Round Robin

LJCC Summer Tennis Camps:

June 1 - 5

July 13 - 17

July 27 - 31

Fee: $260/$210 LJCC members (Full Day camp 9 a.m. - 12)

$170/$140 LJCC members (half day camp 9 a.m. - 3:30 pm.)

Ages 6 and up

Beginner - Intermediate

For more info contact: Dale Clark, LJCC Tennis Pro


"Margarita Mixed Doubles Mixer"

Sunday, April 19

2 -5 p.m.

Fee: $22/$18 LJCC members

Prizes, refreshments and of course Margaritas!

Ladies "Mix and Split" Doubles Round Robin

Sunday, May 3

2 - 5 p.m.

All levels welcome and you do not need a partner to play

Fee: $22/$18 LJCC members

Prizes, refreshment, FUN!

Kids Clinics:

Beginners (ages 6 and up)

3:30 - 4:30 Tuesday/Thursday

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate (ages 6 and up)

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Tiny Tots (ages 4-5)

1 - 1:45 p.m.


Adult Clinics:

$16/ $20 non-member

Contact Dale Clark for more adult clinic info.

Trussville Racquet Club Tennis

Adult beginner classes start 6:30pm on Tuesday April 7
Junior beginner classes start Tuesdays 5-6 pm also April 7
Intermediate classes start Mondays 5-6 pm April 6
Three weeks $35 for each class.
Next session will start around the middle of May
For more information call Trussville Racquet Club 661-0861

Gardendale Tennis

Looking for Adult players to play out of Gardendale for Ladies Tri-Level day or night teams. Also needed Adults for Mixed Doubles teams out of Gardendale.
April 24th $5 Mixed Doubles Night at Gardendale. Come join in all levels - Water and new balls, snacks provided . Come join in the fun and fellowship. Any questions call Pro Marie Zassoda 365-7019

USTA Alabama on Facebook

USTA Alabama is on Facebook! Please like the page USTA Alabama

USTA League Info

The Birmingham COMBO DOUBLES 55 & Over Women's league initial team registration deadline was April 27th. Maximum number of players per team is fourteen. The format is three doubles courts per match playing a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Anticipated start is the third week of May!

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

The following league opportunities are offered:

Weekday, 55 & Over, 9:30 match time:

6.5 - Monday
7.5 - Tuesday
8.5 - Monday

Weeknight, 55 & Over, 6:30 match time:

6.5 - Thursday
7.5 - Monday
8.5 - Tuesday

The 2015 Alabama Combo Doubles Championships will be hosted by Gulf Shores and scheduled for October 22-25th. Mark your calendars now!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Ruth Anne Bendall
B'ham Local League Coordinator


The Birmingham TRI-LEVEL women's initial team registration deadline was Friday, April 24th for the below listed leagues:

18 & Over Women, Weekday, 9:30 am:

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 league play, all invitational teams will advance to the state championships but there must be a minimum of two 5.0 players registered on TennisLink

18 & Over Women, Weeknight, 6:30 pm:

2.5/3.0/3.5 - Monday
3.0/3.5/4.0 - Monday
3.5/4.0/4.5 - Monday

40 & Over Women, Weekday, 9:30 am:

3.0/3.5/4.0 - Tuesday
3.5/4.0/4.5 - Thursday

40 & Over Women, Weeknight, 6:30 pm:

3.0/3.5/4.0 - Wednesday
3.5/4.0/4.5 - Wednesday

Play could start as early as mid May depending upon the number of teams that register!

Do note that the format is three doubles courts per match with the lowest level playing #3, mid level at #2 and the upper level at the #1 position. Players can play up but cannot play lower than their NTRP level or self-rating. All courts will play a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. All players must be current members of USTA throughout the local league season and must be registered on TennisLink prior to playing in a match. There are no subs in USTA league play so all must be registered on the team in which they are playing. The minimum six players should be registered by April 24th in order for the team to be included in the draw. Maximum number of players per team is fourteen.

Tri Level 55 & Over - Invitational (No Local Play Required) but all teams must be registered on TennisLink for levels 3.0/3.5/4.0 women. Registration will open on APRIL 27TH WITH A LIMITED DRAW. Teams will register under AL-Invitational. This invitational championships will be hosted by Gulf Shores Sept. 24th-27th and played with the 18 & over and the 40 & over age groups. The only level offered will be 3.0-4.0. Last year the women's draw filled within twenty-four hours so please mark your calendars to register early on the 27th!

Since the 55 & Over age group is an invitational event, players can play on a 55 & over invitational team and any other age group but do note that there are no scheduling considerations.

Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Alabama Tri-Level Championships hosted by Gulf Shores September 24-27th!

YMCA Mountain Brook Tennis

Junior Tennis Clinic - April
Tiny Swingers & Future Stars: Mon 3:30-4:30 pm & Wed 4-5 pm
  • Monthly (2 days a week): $100
  • One Day a Week: $60
Rally Cats & Net Setters: Tues & Thurs 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Monthly (2 days a week): $100
  • One Day a Week: $60
Junior Excellence: Tues & Thurs 4:30- 6 pm
  • Monthly (2 days a week): $160
  • One Day a Week: $88
Adult Clinics:
  • Sundays: 2:30-4 pm Women's 3.0 and Up
  • Tuesdays: 10:30-12 pm Women's 2.5 and Up
  • Tuesdays: 7-8 pm Men's 3.0 and Up
  • Wednesdays (Only 1st & 3rd of month): 7-8 pm Women's Beginners
  • Thursdays: 9:30-11 am Women's 2.5 and Up
  • Fridays: 9-10:30 am Women's 3.5 and Up
  • Fridays: 10:30- 12 pm Women's 4.0 and Up
-Team Clinics can be set by emailing Pam at pwildt@ymcabham.org
Come check out our pro shop with the latest Wilson, Babolat and Prince rackets!

YMCA Greystone Tennis and Social


Friday, April 24th 5:30 to 9:00pm

Format will be men's and women's doubles and mixed. Teams of four players. If you don't have a team, no problem - Cain will find you one!

Prizes for winning teams, door prizes, snacks and drinks.

Cost: $30 per player

More info: contact Cain at cmashego@ymcabham.org or 205-601-0843


Beginner to 2.5

10:00am Monday and Thursday

9:00am Saturday

3.0 - 3.5

10:30am Monday and Friday

6:00pm Tuesday

10:00am Saturday - Cardio/Drills

4.0 - 4.5

10:00am Tuesday

10:00am - 11:30 Thursday

9:00am Friday

8:00am Clinic 10:00am Cardio Saturday

3.5 - 4.5 Men

5:30pm Wednesday

9:00am Friday

8:00am Saturday



4:30pm Monday

5:30pm Wednesday

Intermediate (USTA Tournament Levels 5 and 4)

4:30pm - 6:00 Monday through Thursday

Advanced (USTA Tournament Levels 4, 3, and 2)

4:30pm - 6:00 Monday through Thursday

For more information contact Cain Mashego at 205-601-0843

Flex League Changes

Registration is now open for the Birmingham USTA flex league. The registration site has changed and will no longer be ustaflex.com. Additionally, the cost to play for all divisions (singles, doubles, mixed) is now $20 per player, and all players must now be members of the USTA. To learn more, visit www.BirminghamFlexTennis.com.

Parent/Child 12 and Under Beginner Green Dot Ball Doubles
Kids ages 12 and under and their parents are encouraged to register for the Parent/Child 12 and Under Beginner Green Dot Doubles. Enjoy time with your kids because they grow up fast! In this low-key league you play matches on your schedule against other parent/(beginner level) child teams. Feel free to sub one parent for another in a given match or one sibling for another - it's no problem. If your child needs to serve from a little inside the baseline - it is also no big deal. This is family fun. Register at www.ustaflex.com. If you have questions, please contact me at theos@sta.usta.com or 205-790-7256.
Lifetime Tennis Summer Camp

The Life Time Fitness Summer Junior Tennis Camp is a 5 day program designed to methodically challenge players of all levels, ages 6 - 17. Campers must have completed first grade.

Our focus is player development based on a cooperative to competitive drill format to build and improve tactical and technical skills.

All players are carefully grouped by the Coaching Staff according to both age and skill level.

Training includes: athletic development, stroke production, court movement, singles and doubles play, technical and tactical instruction.

General Daily Schedule

8:30am - Orientation & Warm-up

9:00am - Drills & Instruction

11:00am - Athletic Development

12:00pm - Lunch/Departure for half day

1:00pm - Matchplay/Swim

3:30pm - Departure

Athletic Development includes a variety of fitness training in age specific classes at Life Time Fitness.

Weekly Sessions

May 25-28 * Qualifying Prep *

June 1-5

June 8-12 *Southern Closed Prep*

June 15-19

June 22-26

June 29- July 3 * Zone Team Prep*

July 6-10 *JTT State Chmps. Prep*

July 13-17

July 20-24 *State Closed Prep*

July 27-31

August 3-7


1 Week

2 Weeks

3+ Weeks

Full Day




Half Day




University of Alabama Summer Tennis Camps

Information about University of Alabama summer tennis camps may be found at: http://www.rolltide.com/camps/m-tennis-camp.html

Earn $ Organizing Junior Team Tennis

Earn money by organizing USTA junior team tennis for beginner level kids between 7 and 10 years old. USTA will provide training and loan equipment. The organizer needs to secure access to courts and will earn money based on what the organizer charges for the league. For more information contact Kevin Theos at theos@sta.usta.com.

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