Val WilderI've known Val Wilder for about 10 years, and every time I talk with him it seems that he has won another world championship--or at least a national championship. Reminds me of my old friend Geof Grant in that respect.

Wilder, who competes in the 50s age group, won two more huge titles in San Diego last week and played on the silver-medal-winning Fred Perry Cup team. For details, read this article by Rusty Hall, a friend of the website and a USTA leaguer himself. Enjoy, and think about taking lessons from our friend Val.

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.


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.


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