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2018 Mixed/Interim to be Hosted in Bentonville

   USTA Arkansas is pleased to announce that it has awarded the bid for the 2018 USTA Mixed/Interim State Championships to Visit Bentonville and the Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department.  The championships will be held September 7-9, 2018, at facilities in Benton County. 

   Over 400 players from almost 50 teams will compete in the annual league tournament.  Players of all levels and ages from across the state will represent their respective areas in the pursuit of a state championship.  Winners of the mixed doubles divisions will represent Arkansas in the USTA Southern Mixed Doubles Sectional Championships during the weekend of October 12-15, 2018.  The Sectional Championship will be hosted by USTA Arkansas this year and will be played in North Little Rock and Little Rock.  

   USTA Arkansas is the state affiliate for the United States Tennis Association and is a member of the USTA Southern Section.  It has a statewide membership of almost 7,000 and its mission is to promote the growth of tennis in Arkansas.  

   For more information about USTA Arkansas or for information about how you can volunteer for the state championships in Northwest Arkansas, please contact Paula Aultz, USTA Arkansas State League Coordinator, at 501-227-7611.


   The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. It owns and operates the US Open, the largest annually attended sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series linking seven summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns about 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S., and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic games. A not-for-profit organization with more than 661,000 members, it invests 100 percent of its proceeds in growing the game. It is divided into 17 sections, of which USTA Southern is the largest. The 162,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up USTA Southern, and account for nearly 25 percent of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Little Rock, AR., carries out USTA Arkansas’s daily operations. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by USTA Arkansas, visit www.ArkTennis.com




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