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Two Wilmington Teams Win Section Championships

PRESS RELEASE 8/22/05

Valley Forge, PA -- Eleven teams from the USTA/Middle States Section have advanced to the national championship round of the largest adult recreational tennis league in the world by winning the USA League Tennis Middle States Section Championships, held this weekend in Princeton, NJ. Teams emerging victorious are:

Level

Adult Women

Hometown / Team Name)

Adult Men
(Hometown / Team Name)

2.5

Pennington, NJ- Hopewell Valley Tennis Chicks

3.0

Ft. Washington, PA - Ft. Washington-Holmes

Wilmington, DE - Stoney’s Pub

3.5

Wexford, PA – Oxford Athletic Club North

Philadelphia, PA -Northeast Racquet Club-

4.0

Mechanicsburg, PA- West Shore Tennis Club

Haddon Township, NJ -“You’ve Been Served”

4.5

Wall, NJ - The Hooters

“Tennis U” – Haddon Township, NJ

5.0

Delaware - Delaware-Marshall

Library, PA -Glen Creek Tennis Club

These teams will now represent the USTA/Middle States Section at the USA League Tennis National Championships, where the No. 1 recreational tennis team in the country will be crowned. The championships are being held in the following locations:

LEVEL

DATE (Fri – Sun)

LOCATION

5.0 Adult

September 23-25, 2005

Palm Springs, Calif., Riviera Resort and Racquet Club, Moore Tennis Academy

3.0 Adult

September 23-25, 2005

Tucson, Ariz., Doubletree Hotel,

Randolph Park

2.5 Adult

September 30-

October 2, 2005

Palm Springs, Calif., Riviera Resort and Racquet Club, Moore Tennis Academy

3.5 Adult

September 30-

October 2, 2005

Tucson, Ariz., Doubletree Hotel,

Randolph Park

4.5 Adult

October 7-9, 2005

Tucson, Ariz., Doubletree Hotel,

Randolph Park

4.0 Adult

October 28-30, 2005

Tucson, Ariz., Doubletree Hotel,

Randolph Park

2005 marks the 25th anniversary of the USA League Tennis Program. Established in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 570,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.


In USA League Tennis, players are grouped into six different ability levels, ranging from beginner (2.5) to advanced (5.0), based on the National Tennis Rating Program. Play consists of singles and doubles matches with the outcome based on team scoring.

This year, there were more than 600 players comprising 60 teams competing at the USA League Tennis Section Championships. The teams, which represent various clubs, parks and organizations, had finished at the top of their local leagues before advancing to the section championships.

Penn Racquet Sports is in its 18th year as the official ball of USA League Tennis.

For further information contact Bambi Dudley (610) 688-0274. Her E-mail is: deerbam@msn.com CELL: 610-316-5414

 

 
 
 
 
 
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