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USA Tennis Month Promises Fun For All!

April 30, 2004 10:26 AM

The month of May has been designated "USA Tennis Month" and there are hundreds of exciting, fun-filled events going on all over the country to help celebrate the sport. Below is a calendar of events taking place in the USTA Southern Section. If you know of an event going on near you that is not listed here please email Marc Kaplan with all the details!

DateLocationEvent Details
All of MayFort Smith, ARThe Western Arkansas Tennis Association will have a booth in the lobby of the Fort Smith Public Library to provide information about local, state and sectional tennis programs and events. Contact: Leslie Jackson at wata@sbcglobal.net.
All of MayConway, ARThe Conway Area Tennis Association will be launching their web-based tennis ladder. There will also be a series of "Learn to Play Fast" tennis clinics at all Arkansas Tennis Welcome Centers. Contact: Pete Tanguay at pete@rock-pond.com for more info.
May 1All of Alabama"Everyone on the Courts" is being touted as the largest USA Tennis Month event in the country as thirty Tennis Welcome Centers, CTA's, Park & Rec departments and Clubs in the state of Alabama will be simultaneously hosting tournaments, carnivals and free lessons. A grand prize of tickets and airfare to the 2004 US Open will be raffled off to all event attendees. Contact: ata@alabamata.com for more information.
May 1Peachtree City, GAThe Southern Crescent CTA is conducting a "Cinco de Mayo" community tennis celebration at the Peachtree City TWC welcoming the local Hispanic community to tennis. Contact: Karen Zuidema at Karen@gatennis.com for more information.
May 1Jackson, MSFree Tennis Carnival and Health Fair at the Battlefield Tennis Center. Contact Lavera Wesley at 601-981-4421 for more information.
May 1Charlotte, NC"Tennis in the Ballpark" Tennis Welcome Center promotion. Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats, 7:15pm game time. Contact: Mary Lloyd Barbera at marylloyd@nctennis.com for more information.
May 1Cary, NCTennis Carnival, contact Francie Barragan at francie@nctennis.com for more information.
May 1Lexington, SCJTL Jamboree - Lexington, SC: Kick – off to JTL’s Youth Team Tennis Season – Contact: Graham Cox, 800-644-7282
May 1Clemson, SCBullfrog USTA Southern Section Tournament – Clemson, SC: National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact: Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 1Myrtle Beach, SCGrande Dunes Tennis Club Adult Spring Classic (begins 4/30) – Myrtle Beach, SC: National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact: Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 1-2Jackson, MSPTR/ACE Training and Certification at Battlefield Park. Contact Henry Harris at 601-589-9820 for more information.
May 1-2Nashville, TN

31st Annual Music City Tennis Invitational benefiting the Center for Child Development at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Tennis Center at Vanderbilt University, Call Patsy Bradley at 401-2704, or check the website at www.MusicCityTennis.com for more information.

May 2Hilton Head, SC“Tennis Table” at the Latino Family Festival, Island Recreation Center on Hilton Head Island – Contact Cassie Herritage, 800-644-7282
May 6Atlanta, GAThe USTA Georgia office staff will be distributing 6,000 of the eight-page Tennis Welcome Center inserts, 10,000 koozies, and TWC business cards at the Atlanta Braves baseball game. Contact: Paige Miller at miller@gatennis.com for more information.
May 7Jackson, MS"Sets in the City" tennis carnival at Parham Bridges. Call Mike Kilian at 601-956-1105 for more information.
May 7Zebulon, NC"Tennis in the Ballpark" Tennis Welcome Center promotion. Carolina Mudcats vs. Greenville Braves, 7:15pm game time. Contact: Mary Lloyd Barbera at marylloyd@nctennis.com for more information.
May 7Sumter, SCSunset Spring Junior Championships, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 7Lebanon, TNWilson County Community Tennis Association "Mixed Doubles" Round Robin, Cumberland University. For more information, contact Bill Riddle at 615-243-6698.
May 8Atlanta, GAUSTA Atlanta will be conducting a youth tennis fun day in conjunction with the Pro Circuit $50,000 Challenger at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Contact: Karen Zuidema at Karen@gatennis.com for more information.
May 8Lexington, KY"Tennis on 3rd" - The Bluegrass Tennis Association will have short courts set up in downtown Lexington. Exciting prizes will be raffled off. Contact: Stephanie Aschmann at info@bgtennis.org or call 859-492-4276 for more information.
May 8Macon, GAThe Macon Area Tennis Association will be conducting a community tennis festival (Macon a Racquet) at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center. Contact: Tim Haney at haney@gatennis.com for more information.
May 8Vicksburg, MSFree Tennis Carnival at the Vicksburg Country Club. Call Page Pratt at 601-634-0318 for more information.
May 8Greer, SCGreer Rock & Rally at Greer Tennis Center
May 8Spartanburg, SCCarolina’s Junior Open at Wofford – Spartanburg, SC: National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 8Myrtle Beach, SCLeague Senior Championships, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 8Hendersonville, TNBluegrass Yacht & Country Club, USPTA Tennis Across America, 9am - 3pm. For more information, contact Bill Riddle, 615-824-6642 , or visit www.bluegrasscountryclub.com
May 8Springfield, TN

The Highland Rim Tennis Association is sponsoring the grand opening of the Wilson Tennis Academy. There will be a Generation Gap tournament, lessons, prizes, food, something for anyone in the family; 2pm.

May 9Diamondhead, MSCrawfish / Shrimp Boil & Doubles Round Robin at Diamondhead Tennis World. Call Steve Garman at 228-255-5030 for more information.
May 12Ashland City, TNRound Robin play at Ashland City Park, sponsored by the Pleasant View Tennis Association, 6pm.
May 13Salisbury, NCTennis Carnival, contact Francie Barragan at francie@nctennis.com for more information.
May 14Charleston, SCSt. Andrews Pre-qualifying Warm-up, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 14Clinton, SCSixteenth Annual Clinton YMCA Junior Tennis Classic, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 14Lexington, SCLexington County Adult Doubles Classic – Lexington, SC: National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, (800) 644-7282
May 14-16Nashville, TN

Music City Tennis Invitational Junior Championships . Visit www.MusicCityTennis.com for more information.

May 15Atlanta, GAUSTA Georgia, in a partnership with Atlanta Parks and Recreation and six Atlanta CTAs is conducting a "Tennis in the Parks" Family Fun Day. Contact: Elaine Hamilton at Hamilton@gatennis.com for more information.
May 15Savannah, GAThe Savannah CTA is conducting a community tennis festival. Contact: Karen Zuidema at Karen@gatennis.com for more information.
May 15Brevard, NCTennis Carnival, contact Francie Barragan at francie@nctennis.com for more information.
May 15Charleston, SCLeague Adult Championships, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 15Knoxville, TN"Media Day" to highlight Tennis Welcome Centers in Tennessee, 9am - 1pm.
May 16Asheville, NC"Tennis in the Ballpark" Tennis Welcome Center promotion. Asheville Tourists vs. Kannapolis Intimidators, 7:15pm game time. Contact: Mary Lloyd Barbera at marylloyd@nctennis.com for more information.
May 16Hilton Head, SCFiesta de Tenis at Cordillo Courts, A Tennis Party for the Spanish-Speaking Community on Hilton Head Island – Contact Cassie Herritage, 800-644-7282
May 20Durham, NC"Tennis in the Ballpark" Tennis Welcome Center promotion. Durham Bulls vs. Pawtucket Red Sox, 7:15pm game time. Contact: Mary Lloyd Barbera at marylloyd@nctennis.com for more information.
May 20Daniel Island, SCSenior Family Circle Cup, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 20Greenville, SCGreenville Racquet & Fitness Club NTRP & Senior Championships, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 21Kannapolis, NC"Tennis in the Ballpark" Tennis Welcome Center promotion. Kannapolis Intimidators vs. Hagerstown Suns, 7:05pm game time. Contact: Mary Lloyd Barbera at marylloyd@nctennis.com for more information.
May 21Aiken, SCWoodside Junior Classic, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 21Clover, SCRiver Hills Junior Championships, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 21Murells Inlet, SCNelson Mullins Law Firm Junior Tennis Championships, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 22Louisville, KY

"Rock and Rally" sponsored by the Newburg Tennis Association. Adult and Junior clinics, lessons, games, prizes, fast serve contest. Sign ups for summer programs.

May 22Tunica, MSFree Tennis Carnival at the Tunica National Golf & Tennis Center. Call Amy Clayton at 662-357-0777 for more information.
May 22Winston-Salem, NC"Tennis in the Ballpark" Tennis Welcome Center promotion. Winston-Salem Warthogs vs. Kinston Indians, 7:00pm game time. Contact: Mary Lloyd Barbera at marylloyd@nctennis.com for more information.
May 22High Point, NCTennis Carnival, contact Francie Barragan at francie@nctennis.com for more information.
May 23Lebanon, TNWilson County Community Tennis Association Adult & Junior Round Robin. For more information, contact Bill Riddle at 615-243-6698 or visit www.wcctatennis.com.
May 25Johnson City, TNMountain Empire Tennis Association (META) Tennis-E Day celebration at the Liberty Bell Tennis Complex.
May 26Arkadelphia, ARMatchpoint Tennis Association is hosting an Activities Fair for school kids. Craig and Kim Ward are running this event and info can be found by emailing kim71923@aol.com.
May 26Ashland City, TNRound Robin play at Ashland City Park, sponsored by the Pleasant View Tennis Association, 6pm.
May 28Anderson, SCCardinal Classic, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 28Sumter, SCOutback NBSC Tennis Tournament, National Tennis Month Challenge – Contact Becky Mcphee, 800-644-7282
May 29Greenville, NCTennis Carnival, contact Francie Barragan at francie@nctennis.com for more information.
May 31Kinston, NC"Tennis in the Ballpark" Tennis Welcome Center promotion. Kinston Indians vs. Potomac Cannons, 7:00pm game time. Contact: Mary Lloyd Barbera at marylloyd@nctennis.com for more information.
May 31Greensboro, NC"Tennis in the Ballpark" Tennis Welcome Center promotion. Greensboro Bats vs. Asheville Tourists, 7:00pm game time. Contact: Mary Lloyd Barbera at marylloyd@nctennis.com for more information.
May 31Hendersonville, TNMemorial Day adult tennis round robin match play and tennis clinic at the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, 9am-noon. For more information, contact Bill Riddle at 615-824-6642 or visit www.bluegrasscountryclub.com.

 

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