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(Page last updated 12/11/08)

(7/3/08)

Jr. Team Tennis is in full swing this summer!

Jr. Team Tennis is in full swing for the summer season with new markets in Sheboygan County and Kettle Moraine (Grafton, Port Washington, Hartford, Sussex and Menomonee Falls).

Jr. Membership in Wisconsin is up 27% from a year ago, based on May YTD numbers of 3,848 members.  Jr. Teams are up 36% from a year ago, based on June YTD numbers of 2,093 players.  Don’t forget, the Wisconsin Tennis Association offers rebates for Junior Memberships, $5-10 depending on the membership.

Registration ends July 15th for all summer programs.

The District Championship is right around the corner on July 25th and 26th in Appleton.  Track your individual and team stats on-line at the link below:
http://tennislink.usta.com/teamtennis/Main/HomePage.aspx

Have fun, play with friends, get in shape and stay in shape!  Jr. Team Tennis is great summer program for kids 6 to 18.  Get in the game!

(3/19/08)

ARE YOU IN?

Are you in a Jr. Team Tennis Program for this coming summer? Here is how you get in.

Communities throughout the Wisconsin District are signing up kids to play Jr. Team Tennis this summer and develop individual and team skills and most of all have FUN! Below are current areas with participating teams that have local league coordinators.

Area   Name   email   phone
Fond du Lac   Pam Hammond   dishmania@aol.com   920.929.9079
Fox Valley (Appleton, Neenah, Kimberly, Kaukauna, Oshkosh)   Kate Chybowski   kc137@evansville.edu   920.450.4088 cl
Green Bay   Sara Schubring   teaching10s2u@gmail.com   920.497.1161
Kettle Moraine (Hartford, Grafton, Port Washington, West Bend, Jackson, Germantown, Menomonee Falls, Slinger, Cedarburg)   Dan Gebauer   gebauerd@elmbrookschools.org   414.403.0700
Kohler-Indoor   Art Santos   art.santos@kohler.com   920.208.4670
Sheboygan County-Outdoor (Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Kohler)   Wendy Tauscheck   wendywear@hotmail.com   920-467-3770
LaCrosse   Rick Bonner   gecko10s@hotmail.com   608.769.4741
Madison   John Miller jwmiller@hawkslandingtennis.com   920.204.9750 
Milwaukee-Milwaukee Tennis Education Foundation-Outdoor   Jay Massart   jmassart@execpc.com   414.442.8195
Milwaukee-MTEF-Outdoor   Peter Dermody   pwdermody@gmail.com   608.772.6016
Milwaukee Indoor and Brookfield Central   Bev Wentz   beverlywentz@wi.rr.com   262.784.2094
South Central WI (Edgerton, Janesville, Milton, Oregon, Stoughton)   Tony Prater   teprater@charter.net   608.884.4215
Lake Country (Beaver Dam, Watertown, Jefferson, Oconomowoc)   Jane Loizzo  janee16@gmail.com   920.887.2944
Manitowoc-Two Rivers   Jeff Hagman   jhagman@mtymca.org   920.482.1530

If your community is not listed above and you would like to start a new group in your area then please contact Christy Etten at ettenfamily@yahoo.com or 920-858-5268. She is happy to help you get in!

(1/31/08)
Mark your calendars for the District Championship to be played this year at the Fox Cities Racquet Club (FCRC) in Appleton on July 25th and 26th.  FCRC has 8 indoor, air conditioned courts, and 4 outdoor courts.  The following age groups will play on these dates:

• July 25  
 12 Intermediate
 12 Advanced
 14 Intermediate
• July 26  
 14 Advanced
 18 Intermediate
 18 Advanced

Last year, 296 kids on 36 teams participated in the District Championships.  The goal this year is for over 300 kids.  FCRC offers one of the finest facilities around, and is devoted entirely to tennis.  If you have participated in prior years then you know that the heat can be overwhelming at times, and the air-conditioned indoor courts can provide a relief from the sometimes intense heat of the summer.  We expect a great turn out for the District Championships, and FCRC provides an optimal environment for a fun, competitive two days of tennis for the kids.

(12/5/07)
I am excited about taking over as District League Coordinator succeeding John Frausto.  I want to thank John for his contributions to Junior Team Tennis, his help in making it a smooth transition, and look forward to growing JTT in the State of Wisconsin.

One of the goals with JTT is to expand the game of tennis to more of our youth.  A way to do that is with a new program called Quickstart which is for those kids age 10 and under.  It is an exciting, new way for young beginning players to learn the game of tennis.  A few things have changed to make it easier for them.  The court size, racquet size, balls, scoring, serve, and even the net height have been adjusted.  In addition, kids as young as 5 years old can start playing tennis.  Quickstart stresses the importance of play and team competition, but most importantly FUN!  We are looking for lots of new players to start out in this program in many areas of the state.  If your community has interest in the program then please contact me for help in getting it started.

Mark your calendar with these important JTT dates:

July 25-26 JTT District Championship
August 8-10 JTT Sectional Championship

 

 

 
 
 
 
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