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2015 Women's Spring Playoffs

The 2015 Women's Spring League Playoffs were held at Walnut Creek, RTC and Ridglea on May 15-17.   Photos are being processed and will be published as soon as possible.

Here is a summary of the results:

3.0 Playoffs

Eight teams competed in the 3.0 division for a chance to represent Fort Worth at Sectionals. Kathryn King's River Crest team and Beth Allen's Hurst team were undefeated in flight play with 13-2 and 10-5 individual match records, respectively. RC King defeated HTC Allen in the finals by winning both singles lines and two of the three doubles lines for a 4-1 final result. They will be advancing to the Sectional Championships in Dallas (Brookhaven, T-Bar-M, LB Houston, Greenhill) on August 7-9. HTC Allen qualifies to go to Little State in Corpus Christi the same weekend if they do not receive a wildcard bid to Sectionals.

3.5 Playoffs

In the 3.5 division, twelve teams competed across three flights for a chance to advance to the Texas Sectionals. Suzy Speight's team from Colleyville City Park, Kelly Campbell's team from Life Time Fitness and Becky Sheldon's team from Hurst all won their respective flights with 3-0 records. The LTF team won twelve of fifteen lines played in flight play while the other two teams finished with a nine individual lines won and each advanced to the semi-finals. While Mary Harris' team from Southlake lost in flight play to CCP Speight, they were the best second place team finishing their flight with eleven individual wins and finishing out the teams in the semi-finals.

35ChampSTCHarrisIn the semi-finals, LTF Campbell (right) defeated CCP Speight (3-2) by winning both singles lines in very close matches and then picked up one of three doubles lines to advance to the finals. The other semi-final match found HTC Sheldon playing STC Harris (left). Three of the five lines, both singles and one of the doubles, were played out in third set tiebreaks indicating how close the match was, but STC Harris won all five lines to advance to the finals.

35FinalistLTFCampbellIn the finals, the best second place team from flight play, STC Harris, took full advantage of their rebirth to the semi-finals by defeating LTF Campbell in a 3-2 win where four of the lines went to third set tiebreaks. Harris's team won both singles lines in three sets and lost two of the doubles lines in three sets but picked up the third doubles line in a straight set victory to advance to Sectionals on August 7-9 in Dallas.

4.0 Playoffs

In the 4.0 division, twelve teams competed for the opportunity to advance to Sectionals. These twelve were divided into three flights of four. The flight winners advanced to the semi-finals along with the second place team with the best record in flight play. In the semi-finals, Tracy Holloway's Life Time Fitness team defeated Cheryl Vinson's Mira Vista team splitting the singles lines and winning two of the three doubles lines which all went to third set tiebreakers. Sonia Nabily's DFW Hilton team defeated Tracy Groves' RTC team in the other semi-final by a 3-2 margin as well. The teams split their singles lines while Nabily won two of the three doubles setting up the LTF Holloway versus DFW Nabily final.

In the final, the teams again split the singles lines in straight set matches and each team won a doubles line, also in straight set matches, leaving the match to be decided by a third set tiebreak in the remaining doubles match. DFW Nabily won the tiebreak and will advance to the Sectional Championships in Richardson (High Point, Canyon Creek, Huffhines, Collin County College and Spring Park) on August 14-16. LTF Holloway qualifies to play in the Little State event held in Corpus Christi on August 7-9 should they not receive a wildcard bid to Sectionals.

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In the 4.5 division, four teams competed to obtain their chance to advance to Sectionals. The TCU team captained by Allison McKnight and Lauren Puff (left) went undefeated (3-0) in the round-robin competition winning eleven out of the fifteen lines played. They too will advance to Sectionals in Richardson on August 14-16. Becky Murphy's team from DFW Hilton (right) took second with a 2-1 record.

ATA Volunteer Appreciation and Scholarship Dinner

On Monday, May 15th, the ATA hosted their 2015 Scholarship winners and volunteers in an appreciation dinner at Abuelo's in Arlington.  This year's scholarship winners are all from Lamar High School and helped teach the AISD K-6 kids learning tennis at Lamar.  The scholarship winners honored at this dinner were Delayna Bradshaw, Duy Tran, Mai Dinh and Azariah Jacobs (not pictured).  In addition, Coach Courtney Monroe of Lamar High School spoke briefly about each of the awardees present, all Lamar varsity players.  Coach Monroe also acknowledge the accomplishments of one of this other players, Michelle Torres, who is Lamar High School's first player to compete in tennis at the UIL State Tournament.

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ATA's AISD K-6 Tennis Program

The Arlington Tennis Association gives FREE tennis lessons to AISD kids in grades K-6 in a 6-7 week program in the fall and spring.  Sessions take place on Monday's from 6:00 - 7:30 at both Martin High School and Lamar High School.  At the end of this spring's session, a Kid's Carnival took place at Martin High School for the kids from both facilities.  Festivities included pizza, a clown, giveaways and, of course, LOTS OF TENNIS.  The next AISD Kid's Tennis session will take place next fall (just after Labor Day) at both Martin and Lamar.

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McLeland Tennis Center's "Serve You Right" Fundraiser

ServeYouRightWinners2On Saturday, April 25th, the McLeland Tennis Center, in conjunction with the Fort Worth Tennis Association, hosted the first "Serve You Right" fundraiser.  Sixteen teams of six players participated in three separate categories.  To facilitate getting the required matches played each match consisted of three lines of doubles playing 8 games with no-ad scoring.  Teams accumulated games won across each line played and each match played as the score.  Teams were guaranteed three matches during the evening of play.

In addition to the tennis, players and non-players were entertained by live music, a fajita dinner, and a silent auction.

McLeland is getting prepared for renovations to both their courts and facilities.  Funds raised during the event are slated to purchase new net posts for the planned renovations.  These activities will take place over the next couple of years.  However, in the very near future, work on the courts, nets and windscreens will begin.  This initial work will hopefully be completed prior to the Fort Worth Adult Major Zone held in July.

As a part of this fundraising event, entrants received an opportunity to win two tickets to sit in the President's Box at the US Open during the day session on Thursday, 9/3/2015.  This includes lunch in the President's Box dining room and access to the Hospitality Suite.  President’s Box tickets will remain on sale through the FW Adult Major Zone tournament (7/24-26/15). Cost is 1 ticket for $25 or 5 tickets for $100. 

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Summer 2015 Schedule

 

Date Day Facility Phone Tourn Link
Jun 6 Sat Highland Village 214-727-9053 800048315
Jun 12 Fri Walnut Creek Country Club 817-473-1311 800041115
Jun 13 Sat Ridglea Country Club *** 817-732-3174 800046115
Jun 19 Fri Richland Tennis Center 817-427-6680 800047915
Jun 20 Sat KATCH - Keller High 817-688-4009 800048015
Jun 26 Fri  River Crest Country Club ***  817-738-8217  800035015 
Jun 27 Sat  Southlake Tennis Center  817-421-5605  800046815 
Jul 3 Fri  Las Colinas Country Club  972-650-5057  800046915 
Jul 4 Sat  NO TOURNAMENT  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! 
Jul 10 Fri  TCU  817-257-7960  800047115 
Jul 11 Sat  Southlake Tennis Center  817-421-5605  800048415 
Jul 17  Fri  Hackberry Creek Country Club  972-869-1503  800046615 
Jul 18  Sat  Colleyville City Park  214-668-1619  800340815 
Jul 24  Fri  Highland Village  214-727-9053  800046215 
Jul 25  Sat  Hurst Tennis Center  214-688-1619  800048815 
Jul 31  Fri  Arlington Tennis Center  817-459-6163  800048215 
Aug 1  Sat  Wagon Wheel Tennis Center  972-462-5142  800046515 
Aug 7  Fri  Denton Goldfield Tennis Center  469-774-4560  800046415 
Aug 8 Sat Richland Tennis Center 817-427-6680 800048115
Aug 14 Fri KATCH – Keller High 817-688-4009 800058015
Aug 15  Sat  Grapevine High  214-688-1619  800347015 

 

Join the FWPTA Mid Cities Circuit Facebook group for easy tournament registration
ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE USTA MEMBERSHIP & CAN PLAY BOTH FRI & SAT TOURNAMENTS

RULES & REGULATIONS
FWPTA requires all players to register for each tournament on-line
Deadline 11:59pm Wednesday (Sat Tourn) & 11:59pm Tuesday (Fri Tourn)
ZAT LEVEL PLAYERS ONLY – Champs / Supers not eligible for this circuit

Online Entries - $18 per tournament + $3 tennis link fee
Tournament Draws to be posted by 10 am the day before each tournament starts

No Refunds to players once draw has been posted, or for any weather related issues
1 makeup tournament will be offered at the end of each season to offset any/all rained out tournaments

BAD WEATHER TOURNAMENTS WILL NOT OFFICIALLY CANCEL UNTIL NOON OF TOURNAMENT DATE

10 & UNDER DIVISIONS WILL FOLLOW USTA ZAT GUIDELINES FOR FORMAT & SCORING
***NO RED OR ORANGE BALL DIVISIONS AT THESE FACILITIES***
PLEASE RESPECT FACILITY DRESS CODES

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UPDATED: Richland Tennis Center Team Wins JTT Sectionals to Earn Berth into Nationals

Some of the happy JTT champs at Sectionals in Waco.

Written by Lisa Kilborn (7/6/2014)

Congratulations to Bobby Reeves' 18U Advanced Junior Team Tennis Squad, which won Sectionals last weekend in Waco and will represent Texas at JTT Nationals this October. NETT's Teresa Risley sent us this great news and says that team members include Cannon Jones, Domonique Garley, Riley Reeves, brothers Jonathan and Joshua Sheehy, Michelle Torres and Parker Wynn. Wynn's mother, Kelly, posed with the players for this beautiful photo, which is also missing Riley Reeves.

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Futher congratulations to this "Super" team for winning the 2014 JTT 18U Advanced National Championship held in South Carolina. Under beautiful weather, Texas beat Northern California in the finals.  Both teams displayed a high level of sportsmanship.  It was a great example of everything JTT stands for.  Unfortunately, Cannon Jones was unable to attend Nationals due to college commitments at DBU.  Pictured (L-R) Riley Reeves, Parker Wynn, Jonathan Sheehy, Joshua Sheehy, Domonique Garley and Michelle Torres.

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The Arlington Tennis Association's primary focus is on programming for elementary school children with the AISD K-6 KidsTennis programs conducted in the spring and fall at Martin and Lamar High Schools.

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The Fort Worth Tennis Association organizes and sponsors tournaments, clinics, school and after-school programs, junior camp and travel scholarships, league championship travel, and support Tennis on Campus and a myriad of other tennis-related projects.

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NETT (Northeast Tarrant Tennis) conducts leagues for adults (men, women and mixed) and juniors (junior team tennis and a scholarship program).

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