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2014 Delaware District Annual Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Annual Award Winners who will be celebrated at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 25th from 11-1pm at the Doubletree Hotel on Concord Pike in Wilmington, DE. Read More

2015 Junior Tennithon

Register now for the 2015 Delaware Tennis Foundation Junior Tennithon which will be held on Saturday, February 28th from 6:30-midnight at the DuPont Country Club. Cost is $70 and includes, a night of nonstop tennis fun, t-shirt, and refreshments. For more information contact Marta Drane at info@rawtennisfitness.com or call 302-421-2012 Read More

Adult Summer League Captains' Meeting

Summer League Captains’ Meeting will be held January 26, 2015, at McKean High School, 301 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington 19808 at 7pm (check-in 6:30pm). If you are interested in captaining a team, or playing on a team, please contact Patti Donato Donato@ms.usta.com. Read More

JTT WInter League

The USTA DD Junior Team Tennis Winter League will be From January 11th-February 22 for Advanced 8th graders and experienced HS players. Registration deadline is January 5th. The JTT league fee of $80 includes indoor court time, balls, a t-shirt and end of the season pizza party. The League will be at two locations: Dupont Country Club and Elkton Indoor Tennis. Read More

Middle States Hall of Fame 2014

The 2014 Middle States Hall of Fame inducted Jay Lapidus, Leslie Pixley, Scott Tharp and Laura Travis on October 17th at Deerfield Golf Club. Over 200 people came out to celebrate their contributions to tennis and the community. Read More

After School Tennis Program Completes Its Third Year

For the third year in a row, the USTA Delaware District with funding from the Delaware Tennis Foundation has sponsored After School Club Tennis at schools throughout the state. Read More

DD Teams Advance to Nationals

Congratulations to the following Delaware District teams that advanced onto USTA League National competition: Fifty-Five Fun (55+ 8.0 Women) captained by Kathy Bevans & Robin LaPerle will represent Middle States in Surprise, AZ from October 31 – November 2, and the Burt team (65+ 7.0 Men) captained by Bruce Burt will compete in Surprise, AZ from March 19 – 22, 2015. Best wishes Delaware and good luck!!! Read More

Delaware District Award Nominations

Do you know anyone who has done an outstanding job promoting local tennis either on or the court? The Delaware District is currently accepting awards nominations for its 2014 DD Annual Awards brunch. Categories include: Family, Pro, Organization (both profit and non-profit), Web Site, Tournament Director, Community Tennis Association, Media, Community Tennis Coach among others. Deadline for nominations is October 31st. Complete this nomination form and e-mail to moniqueholloway@comcast.net. Read More

Middle States Award Nominations

The USTA Middle States awards are given annually to acknowledge individuals and organizations who provide benefits to the tennis communit yboth on and off the courts. (Each MS award recipient and MS No. 1 ranked player will be recognized at their appropriate District award ceremony.) To nominate an individual or an organization for a MS award, please go to http://www.middlestates.usta.com/events/middle_states_awards/. Read More

USTA MXD League Team Sign Ups Now Being Accepted

MIXED DOUBLES LEAGUES FOR 2014-15 In case you missed the meeting that took place on Sept. 9, info for signing up for DD Mixed Doubles leagues for 2014-15 is located under the left sided tab “USTA League Tennis” on this link, then click on the “Delaware Mixed League” link and then “Procedure for Submitting Team.” The deadline for registering a team is Friday, 9/26/15 at 4 pm. For further information, contact: Kris & Melinda Nonnemacher @ galleyware@verizon.net or 302-996-9480. Read More

USTA DD 55 and Over Adult League Champions 2014

The USTA DD Adult 55 & Over League championships were held September 13-14. Congratulations to the below teams who will represent Delaware at the USTA MS Sectionals, in Lancaster, PA, September 26-28th. 6.0 Women – Team Ageless (Captained by Deborah Campbell) 7.0 Men – Crabbies (Captained by Leon Wheeler) 7.0 Women – Smash-n-Rally (Captained by Joan Schneikart) 8.0 Women – Fifty Five fun (Captained by Kathy Bevans) 8.0 Men – Fahey’s Boys (Captained by Paul Bradbury)9.0 Men -Sea Colony - R. Kent Read More

Wheelchair Tennis 2014

Wheelchair Tennis is coming to DuPont Country Club. Come watch an exhibition on September 26 from 2 – 4 pm. Or volunteer to help during the USTA Middle States Wheelchair Tennis Tournament on September 27 and 28th. Click here for more information or contact Kathie Herel at wtpde@comast.net. Read More

2014 Early Start Ratings released

Please go to http://mstennisblog.com/2014/09/08/2014-early-start-ratings-announced/ for 2014 Early Start Ratings. Read More

40 and Over USTA DD Champions 2014

Congratulations to USTA DD Adult 40 & Over League champions who will represent Delaware at the USTA MS Sectionals, in Princeton, NJ, September 5th to 7th. 3.0 Men – Penn Oaks (Captain: Jim Donato). 3.0 Women – Simply Smashing (Captain: Sharon Luther). 3.5 Men – Watermen (Captain: Jeff Rubin). 3.5 Women – Global Smash (Captain: Beth Hyland). 4.0 Men – Rodney Street (Captain: Charlie Wang). 4.0 Women – Rustin Racquets (Captain: Carol Ann McGurk). 4.5 Men – Rodney Street (Captain: by Tim McCarley Read More

Second Annual Guest Bartending Event had a great turnout

The second annual USTA DD Guest Bartending event was a big hit. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the USTA DD and a special thanks to all our guest bartenders, Shane Racine, Jackie Roe, Rob Wirth, Tim Fitzgerald, Kathy Bevans, Jon Brilliant, Taya Dianna, Chris Kyper, Paul Costello, Pete Rigby, Jeff Harrison, Marlynn Orlando, Cindy Beach, Jim Flesch, Darren Schwandt, Ed McQuillin, Dan Kegelman and Patti Donato. Read More

Call for Delaware District Board Nominations

CALL FOR USTA DELAWARE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS. Do you have special skills or a love of the game that can help USTA Delaware District with its mission “to promote and develop the growth of tennis?” Read More

Fall Club Tennis Volunteers Needed

This fall the USTA DD is sponsoring the After School Club Tennis program at various schools throughout the state. This program is run for 6 weeks. A certified pro or coach is provided for each location. We need volunteers to help these pros/coaches with the students on court. Volunteers will supervise drills and match play and help organize the groups. Training is provided. The program will start the week of September 15. Contact Paul Costello at pncostello@comcast.net if you are interested. Read More

Adult League 2014 18 and Over Champions

Congratulations to the Delaware District USTA 18 and Over teams advancing to Sectional Championships!!! Good luck at Princeton! 2.5 Women--Bevans, 3.0 Women --Racquettes ; 3.0 Men—Penn Oaks 3.5 Men –Smashers, 3.5 Women-- Scorchers, 4.0 Men—3-V, 4.0 Women—Gardiner, 4.5 Men—Newark, 4.5 Women – Racquet Scientists Read More

Congratulations to the 2014 Delaware High School Champions

Congratulations to the 2014 High School Champions. Click for complete list. Read More

Southern Delaware Hispanic Instruction

The Southern Delaware Hispanic instruction will begin Friday, June 20 and end on Friday, July 25. Program runs from 5:30 to 7 pm at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown. For more information call (302)270-8118. Read More

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