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Southwest Community Center Builds Two 10 & Under Tennis Courts: Part II PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Jordan Kilborn   

A few months back, I wrote about the grand opening of two beautiful 10 & Under courts in Fort Worth's Wedgwood neighborhood. I'd like to share with's visitors some more about the genesis of that project, which was the brainchild of Adrienne Lacy’s.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 17:01
How One USTA Player Learned to Overcome the Unpleasant Pressure of League Tennis PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Jordan Kilborn   

Here's what Aledo's Amy Cooper, a Fort Worth USTA leaguer, wrote for about what tennis means to her. She wrote this because she recognized me as being "The TennisFortWorth Lady" one afternoon at the TCU courts and stopped me so she could introduce herself and her friends.

We encourage our website visitors to submit their tennis stories to us, because we love getting to know the USTA players who live in the Greater Fort Worth area. We can do Q&As with you or have you write in story form, if that's what you prefer.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 July 2013 10:22
For New State No. 1 Rutledge, Winning Capsher Texas Grand Slam 'An Amazing Feeling' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Jordan Kilborn   

We have an abundance of talent in the Greater Fort Worth area, so, when I hear about someone's achievements, I do my best to get the info here on and/or to post it on Facebook. I find that a lot of our website visitors like to alert me and the rest of the tennis community via Facebook as much as anywhere, and it's a great place for you all to send me photos, news and story ideas.

So when I learned that Fort Worth's Eric Rutledge had won the Capsher Texas Grand Slam's Boys 16s singles championship last week at Texas A&M, we put a graphic on our homepage right away, and I contacted him via Facebook with a few questions. I asked him about the strong year he has been having and his summer tennis plans. (Our Q&A session is farther into this blog.)

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2013 15:10
These Fort Worth Gentlemen Have Been Playing Each Other Weekly Since 1975 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Jordan Kilborn   

When I first heard that Terry Carter and James Sprinkle had been playing against each other weekly for almost 40 years, I didn't expect their matches to be intense. I pictured two retired guys who would sit on the bench a lot or meet at the net for long talks, more of a social meeting than a battle from the baseline.

That's because Carter was 27 and Sprinkle was 35 when they first met in 1975--the same year that Wheel of Fortune premiered on NBC. Back then, they would meet at Arlington Heights High School's courts, where they first met; McLeland Tennis Center, or Tarrant County Junior College (now Tarrant County College). Now they are 65 and 72, and their courts of choice are at TCU.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 June 2013 16:33

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