GOOD LUCK to our Arkansas teams competing in Combo Sectionals this weekend!! #TEAMARKANSAS #ustasouthern
about 8 hours ago, Jared Compton
good luck at combo
ATTN: Park & Recreation Centers! Are you wanting to start new tennis programming at your facility? Do you need assistance in expanding your current tennis programming? Apply to the USTA Southern Parks & Recreation grant today! The guidelines, along with the application form are on the link below! https://www.arktennis.com/page/usta-grants
1 day ago, Jared Compton
parks & rec grant
The 70/80 & over Multi-State Championships is scheduled to take place in Hot Springs Village from April 23-28. Deadline to register a team is March 15! Players, get your team registered before it's too late!
2 days ago, Jared Compton
70 & 80 over team registration
Time to Tennis! Tournament opportunities for adults AND juniors this weekend. Check them out! Adults: Level 5 Open - JCC Spring Challenge Registration closes Feb. 27 at 9:59 PM https://playtennis.usta.com/competitions/jonesborocountryclub/Tournaments/overview/C3277C1B-8EF6-4060-9225-3D7B09F92080 Juniors: Level 6 - Bentonville Junior Spring Championships Registration closes Feb. 28 at 4:59 PM https://playtennis.usta.com/competitions/bentonvilleparksandrecreation/Tournaments/overview/3010F201-83BA-4BB1-8F8F-F75516CDCE4E Level 7 - Spring Swing Showdown Registration closes Feb. 27 at 4:59 PM https://playtennis.usta.com/competitions/jaredcompton/Tournaments/overview/CAAD5DE7-DEE9-4AFB-BAFB-0A1074F6A067 Junior Circuit (10U Green Ball Grand Prix) - Spring Swing Showdown Registration closes Feb. 27 at 4:59 PM https://playtennis.usta.com/competitions/jaredcompton/Tournaments/overview/0D45F9D9-76AF-4276-B4A2-761D9164E3E6 #LETSTENNIS
2 days ago, Jared Compton
upcoming tournaments
There are many benefits to playing tennis for youth players, and Junior Team Tennis can provide those! Registration for Spring Leagues is open around the state. If you're interested in learning more about the Junior Team Tennis program, reach out to juniortennis@arktennis.com.
3 days ago, Jared Compton
play jtt!
We hope you join us for USTA Day at the Billingsley Tennis Center as the Arkansas Razorbacks take on the South Carolina Gamecocks! March 10 at 12:00 PM. Pre-register on the link below for a chance to win a case of tennis balls! Seating, snacks, and giveaways will be provided. WOO PIG SOOIE! https://form.jotform.com/230954961453967
5 days ago, Jared Compton
razorback usta day
Level 6 & Junior Circuit in Conway this weekend! Play in the CTC Snowman Slam! Level 6 - Registration closes Feb. 21 at 4:59 PM https://playtennis.usta.com/competitions/ConwayTennisCenter/Tournaments/overview/8C6C579E-FA24-4E8D-BDEB-FDAB88406D78 Junior Circuit - Registration closes Feb. 20 at 4:59 PM https://playtennis.usta.com/competitions/ConwayTennisCenter/Tournaments/overview/47EAD8C3-9D13-43CF-BAD0-CD78725E5C81
9 days ago, Jared Compton
upcoming tournaments
Congratulations to the USTA Arkansas January Good Chase Sportsmanship winner - Olivia Berardi! One of the things that was said about her was, "She was very kind and respectful to her opponent." USTA Southern has partnered with Match Tennis App to highlight junior tennis athletes who display exemplary sportsmanship. Join in the Good Chase and vote for those specific players to earn prizes and even a chance to go to the US Open and 4 other Professional Tennis Tournament Experiences! https://www.usta.com/en/home/play/youth-tennis/programs/southern/good-chase-sportsmanship-race-for-juniors.html#tab=tournaments
12 days ago, Jared Compton
olivia berardi
๐Ÿ—ฃ Shoutout to our male Adult League Captain of the month for February, Derek Nordentoft (Little Rock)! Team captains are a key component of our adult league program. They devote their free time to organizing and managing teams. Our leagues would not be as successful if it were not for people like Derek. We appreciate him and all of our league captains! ๐Ÿ™Œ
14 days ago, Jared Compton
derek nordentoft
Game, set, and match for your future! College scholarships are now available for tennis players ready to ace their college journey. USTA Arkansas Scholarship: Deadline to apply is Dec. 1 Southern Tennis Foundation Scholarship: Deadline to apply is Mar. 15 USTA Foundation Scholarships: Deadline to apply is May 15 More information can be found on the link below https://www.arktennis.com/page/scholarships
14 days ago, Jared Compton
scholarships
NEW FOR 2024!! Registration for Spring Junior Team Tennis in Benton is now LIVE! Important information and dates are listed on the registration link below. Your child does NOT have to be available for every single match to play. JTT is a great opportunity to get local match play in a fun, team environment. Parents, check it out! https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/bentonrec/activity/search/detail/22234?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true&fbclid=IwAR3IjOp6VMuyB52uraEiykGBDjLiH6p7wNEDQX4jbVnmM6cysTXpgzIlfd8
15 days ago, Jared Compton
jtt girls
"Those who tennis together, stick together." Spring league registration for Junior Team Tennis is OPEN in most areas around the state. Contact a coordinator in your area for more information! https://www.arktennis.com/page/coordinators
15 days ago, Jared Compton
jtt post
๐Ÿ—ฃ Shoutout to our female Adult League Captain of the month for February, Maggie Griesse (Northwest Arkansas)! Team captains are a key component of our adult league program. They devote their free time to organize and manage teams. Our leagues would not be as successful if it were not for people like Maggie. We appreciate her and all of our league captains! ๐Ÿ™Œ
16 days ago, Jared Compton
maggie griesse
Parents of Junior Players!! The first Level 6 tournament of the year is THIS WEEKEND! Don't miss the Bentonville Junior February Classic. Registrations close on Feb. 14 at 4:59 PM. https://playtennis.usta.com/competitions/bentonvilleparksandrecreation/Tournaments/overview/F16A4D45-89E2-48BC-AC2A-D582CA6C8B4E
16 days ago, Jared Compton
upcoming tournament
Congratulations to Jim Merriman for receiving the Diversity & Inclusion Award for 2023!๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽพLearn more about Jim below!๐Ÿ‘‡ When Special Olympics lost their coach and their training facility, Jim Merriman quickly jumped in to fill that void. He did it without concern for how or if he would get paid. He trains the Special Olympic athletes, and has recruited many volunteers to help him. Coach Jim works with the athletes, teaching them the basics and fundamentals of tennis. He has such a big heart for this group. He always has a smile on his face. He, also coaches the "Engage" school, which is an academy designed to help children with Autism, again teaching them at no charge. Jim loves the game and wants all people to have a chance to love it like he does. If you follow Jim on social media, his posts are full of pictures of the fun he has working with all these athletes.
21 days ago, Amy Walker
jim merriman
Congratulations to the Western Arkansas Tennis Association for receiving the Member Organization of the Year Award for 2023!๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽพLearn more about them below!๐Ÿ‘‡ The Western Arkansas Tennis Association is honored to be this yearโ€™s recipient of the Member Organization of the Year award. Representing The River Valley, WATA strives to offer community tennis programs focused on introducing our game - the game of a lifetime - through junior programming, adaptive programming, and adult apprentice programming. Additionally, WATA utilizes its partnerships in the community to host tournaments benefiting other local organizations and non-profits, as well as playing a paramount role in the success of our school tennis programs. They look forward to building on this honor in the new year as they engage and recruit new members to their thriving tennis community!
21 days ago, Amy Walker
wata
Congratulations to Casey Garretson for receiving the Male League Captain of the Year Award for 2023!๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽพLearn more about Casey below!๐Ÿ‘‡ Casey, being from a tennis family, was forced to grow up playing tennis. He played a few tournaments as a kid but really enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the tournaments more than playing. He did play high school tennis and was a leader on the team. In 2012, Gary Jones asked him to play on a 4.0 league team in Jonesboro and from then on, Casey has been all in. Looking back, he wishes his parents had made him play more tennis and practice more. Casey has played every USTA league he can, leading several teams to sectionals. Besides captaining his own teams, he has volunteered his time to captain ATA teams. Tennis brought Casey and his wife Tiffany together. He was working parttime at Burns Park and met Tiffany when she took a Tennis Apprentice class there. They will be welcoming a new little tennis player into the world any day now.
22 days ago, Amy Walker
casey garretson
Congratulations to Buffy Carter for receiving the Female League Captain of the Year Award for 2023!๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽพLearn more about Buffy below!๐Ÿ‘‡ Buffy started playing USTA League during singles season of 2017 and started captaining teams in 2019. Buffyโ€™s teammates consider it an honor to play on her teams and be involved with such an organized captain. Of course, everyone canโ€™t be on her team so she tries to help new players find teams to play on. She makes tennis fun for all. Buffyโ€™s husband and best friends picked up the sport and now they travel as a group and play in tournaments together. In 2023, Buffy captained 12 teams and played on 18 teams. She played in 6 local tournaments, 4 state tournaments and the NTRP Fast4 Nationals in San Diego. Buffy feels that she is blessed because of the many friendships made thru this sport. She is grateful to call her teammates friends.
22 days ago, Amy Walker
buffy carter
ATTN Adult League Captains in the Central Little Rock area! Mandatory captain's meetings will be held next week. You or someone from your team must attend one of the below meetings. Pizza and soft drinks provided at each location! Monday, February 12th, 6:30 โ€“ 8:00 PM, US Pizza Hillcrest - 2710 Kavanaugh Blvd, LR Tuesday, February 13th, 11:30 - 1:00 PM, US Pizza Chenal - 12 Rahling Circle, LR Thursday, February 15th, 6:30 โ€“ 8:00 PM, US Pizza McCain - 4001 McCain Park Dr, NLR Register on the link below! https://form.jotform.com/240355551543958
22 days ago, Jared Compton
captains meetings
The Western Arkansas Tennis Association is searching for a certified tennis professional to join our team to help engage and grow an already extremely large and active tennis community based in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The right candidate has passion, energy, and promotes tennis in our public parks! WATA manages two facilities, one 8 lighted outdoor city park and one 6 court outdoor county facility. Both have pro shops connected. WATA is a 5 STAR Community Tennis Association with an active adult and junior USTA and recreational tennis community. Hosting over a dozen tournaments a year and much much more. We want someone to come in to create programming, host events, provide USTA programming, and give private lessons and clinics. This position includes a small monthly stipend, an extremely low lesson percentage take, earn per player payouts for tournaments/events, and have all their equipment and supplies provided for them! Position will report to the DOT and they encourage innovation and provide freedom to create and grow the program, especially at our county park. To apply, please send a resume to fortsmithtennis@gmail.com.
23 days ago, Jared Compton
wata instructor