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  11 Summer South County Junior League - Travel Optional
  11 Newport Summer Tennis Lessons
  11 East Providence Summer Tennis Lessons; July & August
  11 Narragansett Summer Tennis Camps (6) 1-week sessions
  11 Newport Summer Tennis Camps
  11 East Providence Summer Tennis Camps (6) 1-week sessions
  11 East Providence Summer Tennis Lessons; July 7 August
  11 Newport Summer Tennis League
  11 Narragansett Summer Tennis Lessons; starting July11
  2011 South Kingstown Jr Tennis Championships
 

Register For 11 Summer South County Junior League - Travel Optional Now!

 
11 Summer South County Junior League - Travel Optional
6:00-8:00 pm
Broad Rock Middle School
349 Broad Rock Road   Click here to map the event location!
Wakefield , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description: Matches are played weekly on Wednesday & Friday (Sunday rain days) evenings, no session 7/22.

Fees: $90 per person fee* additional fees may apply see below.

Fees included: Instructor/Coach for each team

USTA RI Jr Team Tennis League fee

League shirt

*USTA Jr Membership is required for this league ($19 annual fee - comes with magazine and tnnis discounts)

Fees: $90.00 per person* (discounts for multiple children)
Online Reg. Closes: July 23, 2011 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Team Practice/Matches: Every Friday Evening July 1 thru August 12, no group July 22, due to tourmanent weekend.
USTA Membership Required: You must be a USTA member for this league - enter your number during registration. NOT A MEMBER: options

*a) You can register thru this website

*b) Or go directly to www.usta.com to register and then enter your membership number during the registration process.

Cost for USTA Jr Membership: *USTA Junior memberships are $19 per year and need only be paid once per year. For members 18 years of age and under, $10 of all membership dues is allocated for a 1-year subscription to SMASH Magazine for each year of membership.
LEAGUE INFO: We need team coaches/manager – hopefully you parents will volunteer – NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

We are trying to provide the children with the same level of opportunities that soccer, baseball/softball, and basketball have to offer.

You need training! We will either offer the training or at least provide you with the opportunities of when and where you may receive that training to be an effective coach.

The main ingredient is love for the game and our children.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!!!!!: Learn as you go, get healthy and have FUN!
TIME:: Will play from 6:00 am to 8:00 at Broad Rock Middle School, 351 Broad Rock Road in Wakefield. Additional sites may be added as needed.
TRAVEL MATCHES AVAILABLE.: We play inter-club team matches on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm with some of the local summer tennis clubs. (Pond View, Pt Judith, Conanicut, Plum Beach and Weekapaug for example).

They do not count towards anything, but are fun to play - and everyone that goes, plays.

Youth players will play modified matches during this 7 week program. This is a beginner thru advanced league and is for junior players 10 to 17 years of age.

Coordinators reserve the right to move players around as they deem necessary, so do not be disappointed if you do not play each week with a particular person, we will be looking to see who will work best together for the benefit of the whole team.


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Register For 11 Newport Summer Tennis Lessons Now!

 
11 Newport Summer Tennis Lessons
Saturday, July 9, 2011
to Saturday, August 20, 2011   12:00 PM
Vary by Day - see list below
Rogers High School Tennis Courts
15 Wickham Road, across from 100 Old Fort Road Fire Station   Click here to map the event location!
Newport , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description: Groups play once per week for 6 weeks and are limited to 1 hours of play.

Fees: $65 Newport Residents; $75 Non-Residents
Online Reg. Closes: July 15, 2011 11:59 PM Pacific Time
MONDAY PROGRAMS:

July 11 - August 15

4:00 - 5:00 pm Juniors 12+ Beginner/Intermediate

5:00 - 6:00 pm Adult 16+ Beginner/Intermediate

6:00 - 7:00 pm Adult 16+ Advaned Intermediate/Advanced

WEDNESDAY PROGRAMS:

July 13 - August 17

4:00 - 5:00 pm Juniors 12+ Beginner/Intermediate

5:00 - 6:00 pm Adult 16+ Beginner/Intermediate

6:00 - 7:00 pm Adult 16+ Advaned Intermediate/Advanced

SATURDAY PROGRAMS:

July 9 - August 13

9:00 - 10:00 am Adult 16+ Beginner/Intermediate

10:00 - 11:00 am Adult 16+ Adv Intermediate / Advanced

11:00 - 12:00 pm Junior 12+ Beginner/Intermediate

Rain Policy: In the event of rain, PLEASE Check with your respective instructor regarding makeups!

You may call the Newport Recreation at 401-845-5800 to see if the courts are wet, however, be prepared....EVERYBODY calls when it RAINS.

REFUNDS: It is the city's policy to not issue refunds once a program has begun. Should you need to drop the program before it begins, or should the program get cancelled, the online processing fee cannot be refunded.

Facilities: Rogers High School will be the Main Site.

The location of the tennis courts are in the back of the school opposite 100 Old Fort Road Fire station.

> You cannot get to them by parking in the lot on Wickham street lot.


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Register For 11 East Providence Summer Tennis Lessons; July & August Now!

 
11 East Providence Summer Tennis Lessons; July & August
Saturday, July 9, 2011
to Saturday, August 20, 2011   8:00 PM
Vary by Day - see list below
Pierce Sports Complex Tennis Courts
201 Mercer Street   Click here to map the event location!
East Providence , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description:

Saturday morning groups are once per week for 6 weeks

Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday afternoon/evening groups meet twice per week for 3 weeks.

Fees: Vary by Length of Session - see list below
Online Reg. Closes: July 29, 2011 11:50 PM Pacific Time
Saturday mornings:

6 Week Program July 9 - August 13

9:30–10:00 AM Pre-Red Ages 5 & 6+

10:00-11:00 AM Red Ages 9-10

11:00- 12:00 PM GREEN Ages 11+

$80 Residents and $90 Non-Residents

Monday & Wednesday PROGRAMS: 3 Week Program July 11-27 or 3 Week Program August 1-17

5:00-6:00 pm Orange Ages 9-10

6:00-7:00 pm Green Ages 11+

7:00- 8:00 pm Yellow Beg/Int Ages Adult 16+

$60 Residents and $70 Non-Residents (1 hr sessions)

Tuesdays & Thursdays PROGRAMS:

3 Week Program July 12-28 or 3 Week Program August 2 - 18

5:00-5:30 pm Pre-Red Ages 5-6

5:30-6:00 pm Pre-Red Ages 5-6

6:00-7:00 pm Red Ages 7-8

7:00- 8:00 pm Yellow Int/Adv Ages Adult 16+

$40 Residents and $50 Non-Residents (1/2 hr sessions)

$60 Residents and $70 Non-Residents (1 hr sessions)

Rain? Does it rain in East Providence?:

In the event of rain, PLEASE Check with your respective instructor regarding makeups!

You may call the East Providence Recreation at (401) 435-7514 or (401) 433-6360 to see if the courts are wet, however, be prepared....EVERYBODY calls when it RAINS.

Facilities:

Pierce Complex Tennis Courts on Mercer Street will be the Main Site for ALL sessions.

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Register For 11 Narragansett Summer Tennis Camps (6) 1-week sessions Now!

 
11 Narragansett Summer Tennis Camps (6) 1-week sessions
Monday, July 11, 2011
to Thursday, August 18, 2011   5:00 PM
Vary by Camp - see list below
Sprague Tennis Courts
179 Kingstown Road   Click here to map the event location!
Narragansett , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description: (6) - 1 week camps: Monday - Thursday: morning & afternoon sessions

Two different camps are available: Quickstart (ages 6-10) and Juniors (ages 11+)

WEEK 1 July 11-14

WEEK 2 July 18-21

WEEK 3 July 25-28

WEEK 4 August 1-4

WEEK 5 August 8-11

WEEK 6 August 15-18

Space is limited, so register early for the week(s) you want.

Fees: $160 Narragansett Residents, $170 Non-Residents
Online Reg. Closes: August 13, 2011 11:50 PM Pacific Time
Rain Policy: In the event of rain, DO NOT WORRY, we will still meet, and do some inside activities until we can get back outside!

Quickstart Camps - Ages 6-10: The 6 to 10 age Quickstart Camp will focus on the basic fundamentals to start your child on the right path to a life long sport. The racquets, balls, and courts are all age appropriate to ensure a fun and successful experience. Morning sessions run 8:30-11:30 am

WEEK 1 July 11-14 AM Session

WEEK 2 July 18-21 AM Session

WEEK 3 July 25-28 AM Session

WEEK 4 August 1-4 PM Session (2-5 pm)

WEEK 5 August 8-11 AM Session

WEEK 6 August 15-18 AM Session

Junior Camps Ages 11+ (Beginner/Intermed/Advanced: 11 to 17 age camps are for players of all ability levels and will be focused on conditioning, stroke production and match play. Each camp will do group and skill based activities, and have play opportunities.

WEEK 1 July 11-14 PM Session (1-5pm)

WEEK 2 July 18-21 PM Session (1-5pm)

WEEK 3 July 25-28 PM Session (1-5pm)

WEEK 4 August 1-4 AM Session (8:30-12:30)

WEEK 5 August 8-11 PM Session (1-5pm)

WEEK 6 August 15-18 PM Session (1-5pm)

Refunds: It is the town's policy to not issue refunds once a program has begun. Should you need to drop the program before it begins, or should the program get cancelled, the online processing fee cannot be refunded.

At Coastal Quick Tennis we have a genuine desire to improve your child’s tennis ability in the fun atmosphere of summer camps. The number one priority of our summer camp is to have fun in a safe environment. Yes, campers learn all the basics and perhaps a bit more for those who are ready.

Our one-week camps will focus on fundamentals, match play, fitness, and fun. Each participant will receive 16 hours of instruction (12 hours of Quickstart). We place kids into groups of similar ability and needs. Yes, age plays a role, but current level of play is what we are evaluating.

Facilities: Sprague will be the Main Site.


Register For 11 Narragansett Summer Tennis Camps (6) 1-week sessions Now!

Register For 11 Newport Summer Tennis Camps Now!

 
11 Newport Summer Tennis Camps
Monday, July 11, 2011
to Friday, August 5, 2011   12:00 PM
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vernon Park Tennis Courts
Freeborn Street off Bliss Road   Click here to map the event location!
Newport , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description: 1 week camps: Monday - Thursday: morning sessions meet 9:00am - 12:00 pm

Two different camps are available: Quickstart (ages 6-10): July 11-14

Quickstart (ages 6-10): August 15-18 at Rogers HS

Juniors (ages 11+): August 1-4

Space is limited, so register early for the week(s) you want.

Fees: $113 Newport Residents; $123 Non-Residents
Online Reg. Closes: August 21, 2011 11:50 PM Pacific Time
Rain Policy: In the event of rain, FRIDAYS will be used for makeups!

You may call the Newport Recreation at 401-845-5800 to see if the courts are wet, however, be prepared....EVERYBODY calls when it RAINS.

REFUNDS:: It is the city's policy to not issue refunds once a program has begun. Should you need to drop the program before it begins, or should the program get cancelled, the online processing fee cannot be refunded.
Quickstart Camps - Ages 6-10: The 6 to 10 age Quickstart Camp will focus on the basic fundamentals to start your child on the right path to a life long sport. The racquets, balls, and courts are all age appropriate to ensure a fun and successful experience.
Junior Camps Ages 11+ (Beginner/Intermed/Advanced: 11 to 17 age camps are for players of all ability levels and will be focused on conditioning, stroke production and match play to get them ready for junior leagues/teams. Each camp will do group and skill based activities, and have play opportunities.

At Coastal Quick Tennis we have a genuine desire to improve your child’s tennis ability in the fun atmosphere of summer camps. The number one priority of our summer camp is to have fun in a safe environment. Yes, campers learn all the basics and perhaps a bit more for those who are ready.

Our one-week camps will focus on fundamentals, match play, fitness, and fun. Each participant will receive 12 hours of Instruction. We place kids into groups of similar ability and needs. Yes, age plays a role, but current level of play is what we are evaluating.


Register For 11 Newport Summer Tennis Camps Now!

Register For 11 East Providence Summer Tennis Camps (6) 1-week sessions Now!

 
11 East Providence Summer Tennis Camps (6) 1-week sessions
Monday, July 11, 2011
to Thursday, August 18, 2011   4:00 PM
Vary by Camp - see list below
Pierce Field Complex
201 Mercer Street   Click here to map the event location!
East Providence , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description: (6) - 1 week camps: Monday - Thursday: morning & afternoon sessions

Two different camps are available: Quickstart (ages 6-10) and Juniors (ages 11+)

WEEK 1 July 11-14

WEEK 2 July 18-21

WEEK 3 July 25-28

WEEK 4 August 1-4

WEEK 5 August 8-11

WEEK 6 August 15-18

Space is limited, so register early for the week(s) you want.

Fees: $115 E Providence Residents, $125 Non-Residents
Online Reg. Closes: August 12, 2011 11:50 PM Pacific Time
Rain Policy: In the event of rain, FRIDAYS will be used for makeups!

Quickstart Camps - Ages 6-10:

The 6 to 10 age Quickstart Camp will focus on the basic fundamentals to start your child on the right path to a life long sport. The racquets, balls, and courts are all age appropriate to ensure a fun and successful experience.

WEEK 2 July 18-21 AM Session

WEEK 3 July 25-28 PM Session

WEEK 4 August 1-4 AM Session

WEEK 5 August 8-11 AM Session

WEEK 6 August 15-18 AM Session

Junior Camps Ages 11+ (Beginner/Intermed/Advanced: 11 to 17 age camps are for players of all ability levels and will be focused on conditioning, stroke production and match play to get them ready for junior leagues/teams. Each camp will do group and skill based activities, and have play opportunities.

WEEK 1 July 11-14 AM Session

WEEK 2 July 18-21 PM Session

WEEK 3 July 25-28 AM Session

WEEK 5 August 8-11 PM Session

Refunds: It is the town's policy to not issue refunds once a program has begun. Should you need to drop the program before it begins, or should the program get cancelled, the online processing fee cannot be refunded.

At Coastal Quick Tennis we have a genuine desire to improve your child’s tennis ability in the fun atmosphere of summer camps. The number one priority of our summer camp is to have fun in a safe environment. Yes, campers learn all the basics and perhaps a bit more for those who are ready.

Our one-week camps will focus on fundamentals, match play, fitness, and fun. Each participant will receive 16 hours of instruction (12 hours of Quickstart). We place kids into groups of similar ability and needs. Yes, age plays a role, but current level of play is what we are evaluating.

Facilities: Sprague will be the Main Site.


Register For 11 East Providence Summer Tennis Camps (6) 1-week sessions Now!

Register For 11 East Providence Summer Tennis Lessons; July 7 August Now!

11 East Providence Summer Tennis Lessons; July 7 August
Monday, July 11, 2011
to Saturday, August 20, 2011   8:00 PM
Vary by Day - see list below
Pierce Tennis Courts
201 Mercer Street   Click here to map the event location!
East Providence , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description:

Monday & Wednesday morning groups are twice per week for 4 weeks at Domenic Chrsitofaro Park.

Monday & Wednesday afternoon/evening groups are twice per week for 3 weeks at Sprague Park.

Fees: Vary by Length of Session - see list below
Online Reg. Closes: July 8, 2011 11:50 PM Pacific Time
Mon & Wed mornings: Instructor, Kara Biller:

4 Week Program June 11 - August 3

9:00–10:00 AM YELLOW - Adult B/I Ages Adult 16+

10:00-11:00 AM ORANGE Ages 9-10

11:00- 12:00 PM GREEN Ages 11+

$80 Residents and $90 Non-Residents

Mon & Wed PROGRAMS: Instructor, Andrew Burnap:

3 Week Program July 11-27 or 3 Week Program August 1 - 17

5:00-5:30 pm Pre-Red Ages 5-6

5:30-6:00 pm Pre-Red Ages 5-6

6:00-7:00 pm Red Ages 7-8

7:00- 8:00 pm Yellow Int/Adv Ages Adult 16+

$40 Residents and $50 Non-Residents (1/2 hr sessions)

$60 Residents and $70 Non-Residents (1 hr sessions)

Tues & Thurs PROGRAMS: Instructor, Andrew Burnap: 3 Week Program July 12-28 or 3 Week Program August 2-18

5:00-6:00 pm Orange Ages 9-10

6:00-7:00 pm Green Ages 11+

7:00- 8:00 pm Yellow Beg/Int Ages Adult 16+

$60 Residents and $70 Non-Residents (1 hr sessions)

Rain? Does it rain in Narragansett?:

In the event of rain, PLEASE Check with your respective instructor regarding makeups!

You may call the Narragansett Recreation at (401) 782-0658 to see if the courts are wet, however, be prepared....EVERYBODY calls when it RAINS.

Facilities: Christofaro will be the Main Site for morning sessions.<


Register For 11 East Providence Summer Tennis Lessons; July 7 August Now!

Register For 11 Newport Summer Tennis League Now!

 
11 Newport Summer Tennis League
6:00 pm Weeknights, or 4:30 pm Sunday
Rogers High School Tennis Courts
15 Wickham Road, across from 100 Old Fort Road Fire Station   Click here to map the event location!
Newport , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description: Leagues play once per week for 6 weeks and are limited to 1 1/2 hours of play.

Sunday Leagues play from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Evening Leagues play 6:00-7:30 pm

Fees: $39 Newport Residents, $49 Non-Residents
Online Reg. Closes: July 7, 2011 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Evening Leagues:: Women's Singles: Wed 6:00pm

Men's Singles Tues 6:00pm

Women's Doubles: Thurs 6:00 pm

Women's Doubles: Sun 4:30 pm

Partner or No Partner?: If you do not have a partner, we will try our best to match you with someone of comperable/complimentary abilites.
League Dates: July 12 - August 21
League Meeting - TBA: .
Levels of Play?: This is a recreational league, however that does not mean that it is not also competitive.

Our adult leagues accommodate women from level 2.0-3.5, our men’s divisions range from 3.0-4.0+

Your matches are geared to your level with an occasional challenging match.

Practice good tennis etiquette!: Be courteous to the opposing player as well as players competing in adjacent courts.

Wait until a point is over before entering or passing another’s court.

Have integrity: if you’re unsure about a line call, give your opponent the benefit of the doubt.

Be prompt, can't make it CALL, 2 No-Shows will place you on a 1 year suspension from play.

Match Format 2 out of 3 Sets: Best 2 out of 3 Sets; in lieu of a third set a super tie breaker will be played. Which is: first to "10", must win by 2.

In regular set play at a tie at 6 games all; a set tie breaker will be player. Which is: first to "7", must win by 2.

Score Reporting: EVERY TEAM/PLAYER IS EXPECTED TO REPORT SCORES to scores@cqtennis.com !

However, if no match score is reported by either team, the team listed as the "HOME TEAM" will receive a forfeit.

Rain Policy: In the event of rain, LEAGUES ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED!

You need to contact your opponents and your partner, to see if they would like to get the match played, or try to reschedule.

If you have general league questions or need to reschedule, call Sandy at 932-9345 or info@cqtennis.com .

You may call the Newport Recreation at 401-845-5800 to see if the courts are wet, however, be prepared....EVERYBODY calls when it RAINS.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS WELCOME ! ! ! ! !: Did or do you play for your high school team, don't be shy...come play on Aquidneck Island. ALL ARE WELCOME!
REFUNDS:: It is the city's policy to not issue refunds once a program has begun. Should you need to drop the program before it begins, or should the program get cancelled, the online processing fee cannot be refunded.

Facilities: Rogers High School will be the Main Site.


Register For 11 Newport Summer Tennis League Now!

Register For 11 Narragansett Summer Tennis Lessons; starting July11 Now!

 
11 Narragansett Summer Tennis Lessons; starting July11
Monday, July 11, 2011
to Wednesday, August 31, 2011   11:59 PM
Vary by Day - see list below
Sprague Tennis & Christofaro Tennis Courts
179 Kingstown Road   Click here to map the event location!
Narragansett , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description:

Monday & Wednesday morning groups are twice per week for 4 weeks at Domenic Chrsitofaro Park.

Monday & Wednesday afternoon/evening groups are twice per week for 3 weeks at Sprague Park.

Fees: Vary by Length of Session - see list below
Online Reg. Closes: July 29, 2011 11:50 PM Pacific Time
Mon & Wed mornings: Instructor, Kara Biller:

4 Week Program June 11 - August 3

9:00–10:00 AM YELLOW - Adult B/I Ages Adult 16+

10:00-11:00 AM ORANGE Ages 9-10

11:00- 12:00 PM GREEN Ages 11+

$80 Residents and $90 Non-Residents

Mon & Wed PROGRAMS: Instructor, Andrew Burnap:

3 Week Program July 11-27 or 3 Week Program August 1 - 17

5:00-5:30 pm Pre-Red Ages 5-6

5:30-6:00 pm Pre-Red Ages 5-6

6:00-7:00 pm Red Ages 7-8

7:00- 8:00 pm Yellow Int/Adv Ages Adult 16+

$40 Residents and $50 Non-Residents (1/2 hr sessions)

$60 Residents and $70 Non-Residents (1 hr sessions)

Tues & Thurs PROGRAMS: Instructor, Andrew Burnap: 3 Week Program July 12-28 or 3 Week Program August 2-18

5:00-6:00 pm Orange Ages 9-10

6:00-7:00 pm Green Ages 11+

7:00- 8:00 pm Yellow Beg/Int Ages Adult 16+

$60 Residents and $70 Non-Residents (1 hr sessions)

Rain? Does it rain in Narragansett?:

In the event of rain, PLEASE Check with your respective instructor regarding makeups!

You may call the Narragansett Recreation at (401) 782-0658 to see if the courts are wet, however, be prepared....EVERYBODY calls when it RAINS.

Facilities: Christofaro will be the Main Site for morning sessions.<


Register For 11 Narragansett Summer Tennis Lessons; starting July11 Now!

Register For 2011 South Kingstown Jr Tennis Championships Now!

 
2011 South Kingstown Jr Tennis Championships
Friday, July 22, 2011
to Sunday, July 24, 2011   5:00 PM
July 22th - 24th
Broad Rock Middle School Tennis Courts
351 Broad Rock Road   Click here to map the event location!
Wakefield , RI
Click here to register now!
Brief Description: 103 local youth participated in 2009, 135 participated in 2008, 100 participated in 2007, and in 2006 we had 70 for our first year.
Fees: $35.00 per entry; *$25.00 8u & 10u
Online Reg. Closes: July 21, 2011 11:59 AM Pacific Time
Boys & Girls Singles: As with USTA matches ages are based on the month you turn the next age. For example: if you are 14 and 11 months you may still play 14's, the month you turn 15 you MUST play 16's.

25 & under - all former HS players welcome, love to see you!

18 & under

16 & under

14 & under

12 & under - Green Ball 78' Court

10 & under - Orange Ball 60' Court

8 & under - Red Ball 36' Court

FORMAT:: FMLC - First match losers consolation, you are all guaranteed at least two matches.*

Matches will be best of three sets. Depending upon the draws, you may be playing on Friday.

*In case of rain - there may not be a losers consolation round due to time and space constraints.

8 & under Format: 8 & Under will compete in round robin flights, on the 36' Quickstart courts using the red ball.

10 & under Format: 10 & Under will compete in round robin flights, on the 60' Quickstart courts using the orange ball.

12 & under Format: 12 & Under will compete in round robin flights, on the 78' Quickstart courts using the green ball

12 & Under Advanced will play be best of two No-Ad short sets with a super tie breaker.

SPECIAL EVENTS:: Noon Saturday we will have our annual special awards presentations, followed by lunch and the "Scooby Challenge" for door prizes.
New Haven Open - Special Prize: Our thanks to the New Haven Open in New Haven, CT. They have provided a pair of BOX SEATS during their tournament to one lucky winner. Be certain to get your ticket upon check-in at Broad Rock.

Proceeds to benefit South Kingstown tennis scholarships.

Come see the 13 new QUICKSTART Courts at 3 of our local parks - thanks to your generous contributions.


Register For 2011 South Kingstown Jr Tennis Championships Now!

USTA Rhode Island Information
About USTA Rhode Island     Clubs: Indoor & Outdoor    
Coaches & Organizers     Community Tennis/NJTL's in RI    
Events: Pro & Local     Leagues: Recreational    
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RI: College Tennis     Scholarships    
Tournaments in RI     USTA Officials    

USTA RI 2016
Welcome to USTA Rhode Island!

USTA Rhode Island is one of seven state associations in the USTA New England section. The state association is a volunteer-run organization that provides tennis opportunities for kids and adults, and encourages people to play tennis - the sport for a lifetime.

The USTA and USTA New England are constantly striving to provide benefits for their members. New benefits are added to the section's web site as they become available.

This web site is for you, the local tennis player or fan. Please let us know what you want to see and we'll do our best to provide it.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For general information or questions email us at tennis@ustari.org

For USTA Adult/Senior/Super Senior League information or questions email us at ridistrict@ustari.org

For USTA RI Jr. Team Tennis: Summer (14&U 18&U), Winter League (14&U or 18&U), or Spring (G18U, 14U and 12&U beginner/intermediate) information or questions email us at jtt@ustari.org
                 

 USTA Rhode Island Board of Directors
2017 Meetings Schedule

February 17, at CLCF, 6:30 pm 

ANNUAL MEETING-- April 3 at CLCF 10:00 am
May 24, at CLCF 7:00 pm
June 20, at CLCF 6:30 pm
August 14, at Tennis Hall of Fame -  3:00 pm
  October 10, at CLCF - 7:00 pm
November 16, at CLCF - 6:30 pm
  

 

ALL USTA RI MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

 

 Your tax-exempt Scholarship Donations for Rhode Island High School Players
are both Welcome and Appreciated!

Make Checks Payable to:
USTA Rhode Island NJTL/Judy Brucks Memorial Scholarship
Mailed to:  PO Box 462 Greenville, Rhode Island 02828

   



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CAMPANELLA, LABOISSONNIERE NAMED COLLEGE TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE YEAR



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SADIE CAMPANELLA, ERIC LABOISSONNIERE NAMED USTA RHODE ISLAND’S COLLEGE TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

RIC senior Campanelli to receive USTA Rhode Island’s second Jill Craybas Award; Roger Williams senior Laboissonniere senior earns second Andy Chase/Gordie Ernst Award from the USTA state association.

NEWPORT, RI – Rhode Island College senior captain Sadie Campanella and Roger Williams University senior captain Eric Laboissonniere have been named USTA Rhode Island’s College Tennis Players of the Year, for the 2015-16 school year.  Campanella, from Chepachet, RI, is receiving the second Jill Craybas Award, as the Ocean State’s female college player of the year. Laboissonniere, from Cumberland, RI, is the second recipient of the Andy Chase/Gordie Ernst Award as the state’s top male college player.

The awards will be presented during USTA New England's on-court awards ceremony at the Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, Tuesday, July 12 in Newport.  The awards are presented by USTA Rhode Island to the male and the female college players of the year who are from the Ocean State, but not necessarily playing at a Rhode Island school.

These two awards are in line with our mission statement of promoting the growth and development of tennis in the state, including college tennis,” said Douglas Chapman, USTA Rhode Island’s president and CEO. “We named the awards after Rhode Island’s most successful college players of the past, and we are pleased that Jill Craybas, Andy Chase and Gordie Ernst agreed to put their names to what is a prestigious honor.  And we have two outstanding recipients again this year.”  

JILL CRAYBAS AWARD – Sadie Campanelli captained RIC to an unbeaten Little East Conference regular season title. She was named First Team All-Little East in both singles and doubles for the second consecutive year. She was unbeaten in league play (8-0) at No.2 singles and was 7-1 at No. 1 doubles. Campanella was 12-3 in both singles and doubles, finishing with a 24-6 overall record.

Campanella wrapped up her Anchorwomen career with a 41-19 career singles record and a 41-20 career doubles record, placing seventh all-time in school history in singles and tied for eighth in doubles. She played No. 1 singles during her first three college seasons and was the LEC Rookie of the Year in 2012.

She was an All-State and All-Division selection while playing at Ponaganset High School. A LEC Academic All-Star for tennis, she is an English major with a minor in communications. Sadie is the daughter of Bethany and Robert Campanella of Chepachet.

ANDY CHASE/GORDIE ERNST AWARD – RWU's Eric Laboissonniere was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference's Player of the Year and he captained the Hawks to TCCC regular season title and a berth in the playoff final. He was 7-1 at No. 1 singles in league play and 11-6 overall, plus 12-5 in doubles.

Laboissonniere was a CCC First Team all-star in singles and Second Team in all-star in doubles during his sophomore and junior years. As a freshman,he was unbeaten in CCC play and led the team with 18 wins in doubles.

At Cumberland High School, he was twice selected to the All-State First Team and three times to the All-Division team. A CCC Academic All-Star for tennis and a communications major, he is the son of Arlene and the late Jerry Laboissonniere of Cumberland.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

JILL CRAYBAS – A native of East Greenwich, Craybas is the most successful tennis player in Rhode Island history. She was a RIISL high school state singles champion for the Lincoln School and captured the 1996 NCAA singles championship for the University of Florida, when she was the National College Player of the Year. She is the only player in NCAA history to be a member of Division I championship teams at two different schools (Texas and Florida). A two-time SEC Player of the Year, she finished her college career with a 124-18 record.  A Florida Gator Hall of Famer, she played nearly 20 years on the WTA Tour. She won the 2002 Japan Open and five doubles titles on the main tour. She was ranked as high as #3 in the US and #41 in the world.  A regular for the US Fed Cup team. Her most notable result came at Wimbledon in 2005, where she defeated Serena Williams and Marion Bartoli. 

ANDY CHASE – A native of Cumberland, Chase was the US National 16 & Under Hardcourt Singles Champion and a two-time national junior doubles champion. He won two RIILS state singles championships and team championship for Cumberland.  He went on to play at Stanford University, where he was a teammate of John McEnroe. The Cardinal won three NCAA Division I team championships during his four years in Palo Alto.

GORDIE ERNST – A native of Cranston, Ernst won four RIISL state singles championship and four doubles championships (three at Cranston East and one at Hendricken), including three with his brother, Bobby Ernst. He was 97-0 in his high school singles career. Ernst was a two-sport athlete at Brown University, was a NHL draft choice and briefly played on the pro tennis tour. Ernst is the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Georgetown University, having previously coached at Penn and Northwestern. Among his current pupils are President Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia.

CRAYBAS AWARD WINNERS

2015-16 – Sadie Campanelli (Chepachet), Rhode Island College

2014-15 – Rebecca Curran (Rumford), Williams College

CHASE-ERNST AWARD WINNERS

2015-16 – Eric Laboissonniere (Cumberland), Roger Williams University

2014-15 – Matt Kuhar (Smithfield), Bryant University



Thursday, January 28
John Austin Named PTR Rhode Island Member of the Year

John Austin Named PTR Rhode Island Member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium.  The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held February 17-20 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

John Austin, of Newport, Rhode Island, has been named PTR Member of the Year for the State.  This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.

A Professional in four of the PTR Education Pathways, Austin is busily developing junior development pathways as Director of Tennis on the 13 manicured grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  A former pro player, in 1980, Austin and his sister Tracy won the Mixed Doubles Title at Wimbledon.  He retired from playing on the tour in 1984, and began his career as a teaching professional.  He has worked with Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Alexandra Stevenson and others as a tour coach, before joining the staff at the Hall of Fame.

Austin is a member of the USTA Rhode Island Board of Directors and wasnamed the 2015 New England PTR Pro of the Year.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,000 members in 125 countries.  It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization.  PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.



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Rebecca Curran
Saturday, July 4
Curran, Kuhar named USTA RI College Players of the Year

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REBECCA CURRAN, MATT KUHAR NAMED RHODE ISLAND’S COLLEGE TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Williams College senior Curran to receive USTA Rhode Island’s first Jill Craybas Award; Bryant University freshman Kuhar earns initial Andy Chase/Gordie Ernst Award from the USTA state association                                                  

NEWPORT, RI – Williams College senior Rebecca Curran and Bryant University freshman Matt Kuhar have been named USTA Rhode Island’s College Tennis Players of the Year, for the 2014-15 school year.  Curran, from Rumford, RI, is receiving the first Jill Craybas Award, as the Ocean State’s first female player of the year. Kuhar, from Smithfield, RI, is getting the first Andy Chase/Gordie Ernst Award as the state’s top male player.

The awards will be presented during an on-court ceremony at the Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, Tuesday, July 14 in Newport.  The awards are presented by USTA Rhode Island to the male and the female college players of the year who are from the Ocean State, but not necessarily playing at a Rhode Island school.

“These two awards are in line with our mission statement of promoting the growth and development of tennis in the state, including college tennis,” said Douglas Chapman, USTA Rhode Island’s president and CEO. “We wanted to name the awards after Rhode Island’s most successful college players of the past, and we are pleased that Jill Craybas, Andy Chase and Gordie Ernst agreed to put their names to what is a prestigious honor.  And we have two outstanding recipients for the first year.”  

JILL CRAYBAS AWARD – Rebecca Curran co-captained Williams College to its third NCAA Division III national championship in her four seasons with the Ephs. Williams also captured NCAA titles in 2012 and 2013, and placed third last year. Williams completed 2015 as the NESCAC Conference Champions, Little Three Champions and finished  25-0 in dual matches.

Curran was an All-American in doubles and the ITA’s National Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Awardee. She was the winner of ITA New England Regional Doubles Tournament with partner Maria Pylypiv. They also advanced to semifinals of NEWITT Tournament, where Curran received the Lindsay Morehouse Award. She was named an ECAC Player of the Week (April). She was alsonamed to the All-NESCAC Academic Team, Capital One All Academic District First Team and First Team Academic All-American selection. In addition, she received the Bourne Chaffee Award and the Kate Hogan Award Recipient.

Curran is the all-time Williams record holder in doubles with 111 career doubles wins. She became the second player in Williams history to achieve 200 total win mark singles and doubles combined (89-27 singles, 111-29 doubles; 200-56 overall). Curran was undefeated in both singles and doubles play in the NCAA Tournament. She compiled a 21-5 singles mark at primarily #4 and a 29-7 doubles record at primarily #1.  She finished ranked #50 nationally in singles (#15 in region) and #2 in the region for doubles in the final spring rankings.

Rebecca Curran played for four years at Bay View Academy, where she was a two-time RIISL state singles champion and led her squad to the team state title. A History major, she is the daughter of Michael and Melissa Curran of Rumford.

 

ANDY CHASE/GORDIE ERNST AWARD –  Matt Kuhar put together one of the best rookie seasons in Bryant tennis history en route to earning Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year honors. He led the Bulldogs to the NEC championship and berth in the NCAA Division I tournament, where they faced #2 seed Baylor University.

Kuhar finished the year with an 18-9 overall record in singles play, including a 9-6 mark at the No. 1 spot. He won three matches at ITA Regionals in October. His best victory was over four-time NEC Player of the Year Arviz Berzins (FDU) on March 29.  He finished the year winning five of his final six singles matches and went 13-13 in doubles play.

Kuhar was named to All-NEC Second Team at No. 1 doubles. He was a two-time NEC Player of the Week, two-time ECAC Player of the Week and four-time NEC Rookie of the Week.

A 2014 graduate from Smithfield High School, he captured three RIISL state singles championships and led the Sentinels to the state team title in 2013 and 2014. He also captured the first New Balance National High School Tournament singles championship in 2014.

 

A Finance major, he is the son of Mark and Mary Kuhar of Smithfield.

 

ABOUT THE AWARDS

JILL CRAYBAS – A native of East Greenwich, Craybas is the most successful tennis player in Rhode Island history. She was a RIISL high school state singles champion for the Lincoln School and captured the 1996 NCAA singles championship for the University of Florida, when she was the National College Player of the Year. She is the only player in NCAA history to be a member of Division I championship teams at two different schools (Texas and Florida). A two-time SEC Player of the Year, she finished her college career with a 124-18 record.  A Florida Gator Hall of Famer, she played nearly 20 years on the WTA Tour. She won the 2002 Japan Open and five doubles titles on the main tour. She was ranked as high as #3 in the US and #41 in the world.  A regular for the US Fed Cup team. Her most notable result came at Wimbledon in 2005, where she defeated Serena Williams and Marion Bartoli. 

ANDY CHASE – A native of Cumberland, Chase was the US National 16 & Under Hardcourt Singles Champion and a two-time national junior doubles champion. He won two RIILS state singles championships and team championship for Cumberland.  He went on to play at Stanford University, where he was a teammate of John McEnroe. The Cardinal won three NCAA Division I team championships during his four years in Palo Alto.

GORDIE ERNST – A native of Cranston, Ernst won four RIISL state singles championship and four doubles championships (three at Cranston East and one at Hendricken), including three with his brother, Bobby Ernst. He was 97-0 in his high school singles career. Ernst was a two-sport athlete at Brown University, was a NHL draft choice and briefly played on the pro tennis tour. Ernst is the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Georgetown University, having previously coached at Penn and Northwestern. Among his current pupils are President Obama’s daughters.