Fall 2015 Registration is Now Open!

Coach Mudge, Tucker, Little

Coach Mudge, Tucker, Little

Summer camps are coming to a close and it’s time to think about after school clinics! We are so looking forward to the cooler temperatures and gearing up for Fall tennis!! Whether your child has never held a racquet, or they are an advanced high school/tournament player, we have the clinic for you!  After school clinics are held at Jetton Park in Cornelius.  Beginner classes are 45 min. and int/adv clinics are 90 min.-3 hours.  Sign ups are done in 4 week sessions or we offer a discounted rate for registering for the full Fall season (Sept-Dec.)  Clinics are held Mon-Thur, and our rates are based on kids attending an average of 2-3 times per week.  However, we encourage as much participation as possible to see optimum progress.  We certainly understand that kids have other activities, heavy homework days, rain days, etc. so we are flexible with whichever days work for your family’s schedule.  To get registered, please email juliemudge@hotmail.com with your child’s name and class time.  Then fill out the fall registration form

and mail it in along with your payment.  Please don’t hesitate to call or email with any questions that you may have.  Thanks for your interest in our program and we look forward to a great fall season!

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Spring Session Around the Corner!!

This wintery weather sure doesn’t feel like it, but spring is almost here and our Spring session starts on Monday March 2nd at Jetton Park!

We are SO looking forward to warmer afternoons and the spring season!  Please note that our classes are filling up fast, so if you’d like to get your child registered for spring tennis, please don’t wait!  You can find class times, descriptions, and rates on our registration form found here: http://www.cornelius.org/DocumentCenter/View/1428.  Please print it out and  mail it in with your payment ASAP!  Please don’t hesitate to email juliemudge@hotmail.com if you have any questions.  Also, if you give me your child’s name and which clinic they’d like to register for,  I’ll get them added to our roster!

Whether this is your child’s first experience with tennis or they are getting ready for USTA leagues and tournaments, or preparing for middle or high school tennis, we’ve got the program for YOU!  See you on the courts!

Winter Session 2015

Happy New Year!! Even though the cold temperatures have moved in, our Jan/Feb session has begun at Jetton Park! Please click here Tennis Registration Form Winter 2015-2 to see the details of our winter classes offered and to download our winter registration form. Don’t be afraid of the cold…. we all bundle up when the temps are low and many days are very mild. If it’s just too bitter with the wind chill temps, we cancel and do make ups on Fridays. Please email or call if you have any questions about getting signed up. We are very flexible about start dates and are happy to prorate for a start time that works with your schedule. Tournament and high school players, get a jump on being ready for the spring season!!

Jetton Park Summer Training

Fall Sign-Up 2014

Fall is here, and we’re eager to get some extended time on the courts.  Click here to get a copy of our Fall registration form to attend our Jetton camps and clinics.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the coaches.

LNTA juniors active in winter season

Our LNTA athletes covered a lot of ground in the winter and early spring, playing in every level tournament from state L5’s to nationals!  At all levels, they expanded their games, learned how to win and lose, and gained some great life experiences.  Some stayed local, competing in school and USTA matches.  Others traveled throughout the state and south, competing in Raleigh, Louisville, Knoxville, Baton Rouge, Rome (GA), Charleston, Augusta,  Winston-Salem, and more!  Everyone came back with stories, and we know you have pictures.  If you’d like to share them, please send them to us.  We’d love to share the stories and pictures.  The picture above was taken on day two of the Winter Southern Closed Championships, December 2012.  Olivia and Hannah were leaving to warm-up for early matches, hoping to cross paths with Ryan in prep for the tough competition ahead.  Although the matches were indoor, a snowstorm swept through Louisville for the second year in a row during this tournament, causing issues with road conditions and concerns about match-time delays.  In the end, it all worked out, and the players enjoyed the first big snowday of the year!

NC Junior Spring State Closed Championships

Courtney Sportsmanship AwardsADVANCE, NC — Several Lake Norman Tennis Academy (LNTA) athletes competed well at this year’s NC Level 1 Championships near Winston-Salem as they prepared for the Tar Heel Qualifier in May.  This included six players who made it deep into the singles tournament and five who played in a doubles quarterfinal or better.  Of particular note, Ryan was a finalist in 12 doubles,  Courtney was a finalist in the main draw of 16 singles, and Courtney won the Sportsmanship award (pictured right).  Anderson made it to the semifinals of the main draw in 10 singles.  Olivia played in the finals of 14 singles consolation.  Hannah (16 singles), Morgan (12 singles), and Ryan (12 singles) made it to the quarterfinals of their consolation draws.

Winter tennis session

It’s time to start thinking about the Winter Tennis Session.  What a fantastic fall we have had.  We are hoping for our luck to hold and for this great training weather to continue as much as possible.  Click here for the winter session registration form, which includes the months of January and February.  As always, please let us know your plans for the next couple of months, so we can plan accordingly.  Hope you are all enjoying the break and having a wonderful holiday season!

Archer makes stunning debut as 1A tennis state champion

NCHSAA LogoCongratulations to LNTA’s Hannah  Archer for her High School tennis achievements this past fall.  Hannah was recognized in several newspapers:

  • The Herald Weekly (Dec. 21) – Archer’s opening act netted a state championship
  • Denver Weekly (Nov. 14) – CHAMPIONS: Dazzling debut for freshman champion Archer
  • The Herald Weekly (Nov. 2) – Archer makes stunning debut as 1A tennis state champion
  • Lake Norman Citizen (Nov. 2) – Trio has state success
  • Mount Airy News (Oct. 29) – Bears finish second in state tennis championship
  • NCHSAA (Oct. 27) – Lake Norman Charter’s Archer takes 1A Singles Title
  • Winston-Salem Journal (Oct. 25) – Demon’s Willetts still on track for tennis title
  • Gaston Gazette (Oct. 9) – Knights rule SPC 1A tennis tourney

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Winter tennis court hours of operation

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will be adjusting the hours of operation at the tennis facilities during the winter months.  Starting December 10 and going through February 26, the courts will be open sunrise until 9:00 pm.  As the temperatures continue to get colder, there is not a need to keep the facilities open as late.  This is a cost saving measure as well as a safety issue.  Signs will be made and posted at the facilities this week to inform users of the new policy. 

Segur’s Statesville Christian team celebrates 9th straight tennis crown

SCS State Champs 2012

Congratulations to Nicki Segur and her Statesville Christian team for winning the 2012 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) 1A State Championship.  For more about SCS and Segur, see the Statesville Record & Landmark.  You may recall Nicki being featured in the Lake Norman section of the Charlotte Observer earlier in the season.  Click here to see that story.