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38th Annual Sickle Cell Tournament

Register now for the 38th ANNUAL SICKLE CELL TENNIS CLASSIC . Go to http://www.sctennistournament.org/register.asp to register. Hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zeta Omega Chapter and Pearls Of Hope Foundation, Inc. August 1 - 2 & AUGUST 8 - 9, 2015 at the Rodney Street Courts, Wilmington, DE. Read More
 

Lisa Raymond Comes to DuPont Country Club

Lisa Raymond will be the guest pro at the 6th Annual Freedoms Clinic Day at DuPont Country Club, Thursday, July 23rd from 1:30-2:15. *For Kids Ages 6-16! ALL the kids who attend the clinic will get a FREE ticket to July 28th Freedoms Home Match. Lisa Raymond is a former Grand Slam Champion and a former #1 Doubles Ranking Olympic Medalist. There is no need to sign up. If you have any questions please call the pro shop at (302) 421-2012. Read More
 

Tennis in the Streets 2015


Over 1000 Wilmington youth were introduced to tennis on Rodney Square by local pros and volunteers. If was a fun day for everyone at the 19th Annual Tennis in the Streets. Thanks to all whoparticipated. Go to http://www.delawareonline.com/picture-gallery/sports/2015/05/08/more-than-900-kids-enjoy-tennis-in-the-streets/26990173/ for the News Journal article. Read More
 

2015 MXD DD Champions


Congratulations to the Delaware Mixed Doubles District Champions who will go onto represent Delaware at the Middle States Mixed Sectionals. Good luck to all the teams. 18+ Leagues : 6.0 Team DePorte, 7.0 Team Dianna, 8.0 Team Kyper, 9.0 Team Kyper 40+ Leagues : 6.0 Team Gallagher, 7.0 Team Akalin, 8.0 Team Sassa. Read More
 

Another Tennithon for the history books.


Thanks to the dedication and hard work of volunteers including DCC staff, Rob Wirth, Marta Drane, and Troy Donato. Tennithon 2015 turned out to be a great night for all involved. Over 60 young tennis enthusiasts came out to play tennis well into the night at the DuPont Country Club to raise money for the Delaware Tennis Foundation. Read More
 

2014 Delaware District Annual Award Winners


Congratulations to the 2014 Annual Award Winners who were celebrated at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 25th. Read More
 

Adult Summer League Captains' Meeting

Summer League Captains’ Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2 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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Tennis in the Streets 2014


Thanks to all the volunteers and pros who helped teach over 700 kids at Tennis in the Streets. Read More
 
 



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