05/15/2015 - 2015 May Tennis Newsletter

May 2015

  • Flex League Changes/Registration Closes May 10th
  • Parent/Child 12 and Under Green Dot Ball Doubles!! Registration Closes May 10th
  • Gardendale and Cullman Tennis
  • Tennis at the "J" and Mixer
  • Trussville Racquet Club Tennis
  • BB&T Atlanta Open Road Trip and Summer Camp
  • USTA Alabama on Facebook
  • USTA League Info
  • Lifetime Tennis Summer Camp
  • University of Alabama Summer Tennis Camps
Flex League Changes /Registration Closes May 10th

Registration for the Birmingham USTA flex league closes May 10th. 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!! Registration Closes May 10th.
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.
Gardendale and Cullman Tennis

10 Under Tennis Matches -- Hosted by Gardendale Tennis
$5.00 fee - matches and refreshments for players
Offering two dates: May 8th and May 15th
Start warming up at 6:00 - match time 6:30
Gardendale Tennis Complex 2109 Moncrief Road
Contact: Marie Zassoda 365-7019
Gardendale Adult Tennis Mixer -- 2109 Moncrief Road
Friday , May 29 6:00 - 8:00 $5.00 fee
All levels - come join the fun - and refreshments...
Contact: Marie Zassoda 365-7019
Fitness and Tennis Class starting in Cullman at the Tennis
Complex across from Cullman High School - Friday Mornings
10:00 - NOON. All levels improve your fitness and skills.
Contact: Marie Zassoda 365-7019 Class being offered the month of May and June.
Cullman Clinics being held on Saturdays starting May 23, 30 - June 6, 13,
20, 27.

Mix doubles Mixers on Sundays starting June 7th and 14th -
For more information contact mariezassoda@yahoo.com

Tennis at the "J" and Mixer

LJCC Junior Tennis Camps

Ages 6 and up

Beginner/Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Hours: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Full Day) or 9 a.m. - 12 (half day)

**Full Day Campers will have access to the pool and will bring their own packed lunches.

Instruction by Dale Clark, USPTA Pro and his staff

Summer Tennis Camp 1 : June 1 - 5

Summer Tennis Camp 2: July 13 - 17

Summer Tennis Camp 3: July 27 - 31

Fee: $260 Full Day/ $210 LJCC member

$170 Half Day/ $140 LJCC member

Register at www.bhamjcc.org or simply call the J at 879-0411.

LJCC Junior Program:

Junior Beginner (ages 6 and up) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursdays

Junior Intermediate (ages 6 and up) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

The LJCC has clinics for all levels of adults. Please contact Dale Clark for more info about getting involved in tennis!

"Oldies but Goodies" Nostalgic Mixed Doubles Mixer

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

An historical bit of nostalgia and change of pace event! Players will dress in their "Wimbledon" whites, bring their old wood or oldest racket that they can find! Prizes for winners, oldest racket, best nostalgic tennis wear! We will have snacks, refreshments for the contestants.

Fee: $22/$18 LJCC members. You do not need a partner to play!

www.bhamjcc.org to register.

Contact Dale Clark for any additional information or questions. 205-510-9014 dclark@bhamjcc.org

Trussville Racquet Club Tennis

Adult beginner group lessons May 12 Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm 4 weeks
Junior intermediate group lessons May 12 Tuesdays 5-6pm 4 weeks
Hot Shots ages 5-7 yrs group lessons May 19-June 9 Tuesdays 4:15-5pm
Beginner Juniors ages 8 and up May 13 4 weeks Wednesdays 4-5pm
For more information call 661-0861

BB&T Atlanta Open Road Trip and Junior Camp

Hoover Country Club will host a Jr. Tennis camp May 26th-29th 1:00-4:00. Ages 5-15 all levels. The cost is $180 email Boo Mason to register or for more info at boo@hoovercc.com
Hoover Country Will have a bus going to the BB&T Atlanta Open Thursday July 30th. The cost is $125 this includes transportation and ticket to the tournament.

USTA Alabama on Facebook

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

USTA League Info

Registration will open in Birmingham for the COMBO DOUBLES 18 & Over and the 40 & Over WOMEN'S leagues on May 4th with the initial team registration deadline being June 7th. The maximum number of players per team is (14) fourteen. Players can be added to your TennisLink roster throughout the local league season but do note that the player must be added prior to playing in a match.

The format is three lines of doubles per league match playing a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Players can play on more than one level team and can play on a weekday, weeknight and/or Saturday league team! Play should begin early July with the weekday league finishing prior to the start of the softcourt/doubles only league.
The following league opportunities are available:
18 & Over Weekday (9:30 am)
2.5 - Tuesday
5.5 - Thursday
6.5 - Friday
7.5- Monday
8.5- Tuesday
40 & Over Weekday (9:30 am)
5.5 - Wednesday
6.5 - Thursday
7.5 - Wednesday
8.5 - Thursday
18 & Over Weeknight (6:30 pm)
2.5 - Thursday
5.5 - Monday
6.5 - Monday
7.5 - Tuesday
8.5 - Wednesday
40 & Over Weeknight (6:30)
5.5 - Monday
6.5 - Wednesday
7.5 - Monday
8.5 - Tuesday
18 & Over & 40 & Over:

Saturday, all levels

We will also offer the invitational 9.5 level and all teams do have to register on TennisLInk. Each team is required to have a minimum of two 5.0 or higher rated players on the team. The deadline to have the initial six players registered for this invitational level is September 1st. My preference though is that you have the initial six players registered in our Birmingham league by June 7th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ruth Anne Bendall at rbendall7@gmail.com
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

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