Desirae Krawczyk and Tiger alum, Neal Skupski, won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Title, losing just one lost set!
2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic
The nominations for the USTA Louisiana Tennis Awards 2021 are now open!
These awards aim to celebrate and reward the volunteers, coaches, players, tennis facilities and much more throughout Louisiana.
Nominations for the 2021 Awards are open until Saturday September 11th and can be submitted on the link below. It only takes around 10 minutes to complete!
Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. To help continue to drive the momentum and to help organizations manage this opportunity, a new USTA Grow the Game Grant is now available. This is a competitive Grant and applications, verified Program information, and completed Program Participant Validation Forms will be evaluated. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021. Funding will be determined on the number of new and returning players an Organization provides in eligible Programs between May 1st and November 1st, 2021.
Chairs Roundtable About Sectionals
Aaron Browning, USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis Committee Chair, kicks off our episode on Sectional Championships. Southern Sectionals draw more than 5,000 players from July through December. Additionally, USTA North Carolina President Cookie Guarini also serves as the Adult League Committee Chair, supervises most of those events. She talks about the excitement of teams earning a spot in the USTA nationals.
Congratulations to the Louisiana Senior Cup Team that competed this past weekend in Alabama! The Men placed 3rd overall out of all the Southern states! 2021 team captains were Ged Schwing and Susie Gautreau.
As & Aces NJTL is able to offer a Virtual Tutoring Program to all Southern NJTL Chapter Youth. They have several Tulane University Students ready to offer tutoring to all students in need of assistance in several subjects:
Did you know that there were 21.6 million Americans who played tennis in 2020, an incredible 22 percent increase in participation over 2019 and the highest number of players since 2007?
So what has been holding you back? Now is your time to get in the game!
This is a new program that utilizes a non-elimination round robin draw format for players of all ages to gain match play experience in a tournament setting with a focus on individual results. This experience will encourage players of all ages to develop their skills through level-based play and demonstrate good sportsmanship.
Tennis Apprentice is the most successful beginner tennis program in the South! This is for first time players or those needing a reintroduction to the game. The program is 8 weeks and will help you in gaining the basic skills in information. No matter the season, we're always game for some serious fun!
On January 1, 2021, USTA Youth Progression will be transitioning to USTA.com within your profile, and with that comes an exciting new look.
The new Net Generation PlayTracker will help parents and players navigate their development progress, replacing the current stars and trophies system. Now, players will collect points on an engaging PlayTracker after playing in USTA Team Challenges, USTA Junior Team Tennis, and USTA Junior Circuit programs.
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