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. 

Upcoming tournaments in region

USTA TournamentsHere is a list of all upcoming junior tournaments in the Lake Norman region.  For a list of other tournaments, visit the USTA TennisLink site.

All links below take you to the tournament web page for additional information and registration.

JUNIORS

August 24-26
11th Annual Statesville Country Club Jr. Futures NC L5
Statesville Country Club
Go to Statesville Country Club Jr Futures on TennisLink

September 14-16
AMP Jr Open NC L4
Les Myers Park, Concord
Go to AMP Jr Open on TennisLink

October 19-21
Cabarrus Country Club Jr Challenge NC L4
Cabarrus Country Club, Concord
Go to Cabarrus Country Club Jr Challenge on TennisLink

October 26-28
City of Concord Fall Tennis Tournament NC L4
Les Myers Park, Concord
Go to City of Concord Fall Tennis Tournament on TennisLink

November 2-4
Statesville Pumpkin Fest Jr Open L4
Caldwell Park, Statesville
Go to Statesville Pumpkin Fest on TennisLink

November 9-11
Futures Turkey Bowl NC L5
Charlotte Racquet Club North
Go to Futures Turkey Bowl on TennisLink

November 30-December 2
AMP Quest for the Best L4
Les Myers Park, Concord
Go to AMP Quest for the Best on TennisLink

Marcela wins LNTA scholarship

LNTA Scholarship 2012Congratulations to Lake Norman Tennis Academy athlete Rigney Marcela for winning the LNTA Serves College Textbook Award.  The award is given to a high school senior with at least a 3.0 GPA who is active in competitive tennis and provides leadership both on the tennis court and in the Lake Norman community.  The primary focus of this award is to help Lake Norman area students who participate in youth tennis by providing college assistance through the purchase of college textbooks and materials.  Lake Norman Tennis Association awarded Marcela a $1,000 scholarship.  Great job Rigney!

8 Great Tennis Apps for iPhone

Tennis AppsThere are an increasing number of online tools for the tennis player and the spectator.  Click here to learn more about the “variety of mobile applications [that] have emerged — some silly, some superb — that offer tennis entertainment and tips for improving your game, and feed your need for tennis content on the go.”

Get into the swing

Scott Tucker, director of Lake Norman Tennis Academy

Check out the latest from Lake Norman Magazine with LNTA director Scott Tucker.  “Tennis is in full swing around Lake Norman, where the sport has grown dramatically over the last decade. With a mix of private clubs and public parks, there’s ample opportunity for folks of all ages and skill levels to participate — although most regular players will… [full article]

Sudden impact

Courtney MudgeCheck out the latest from The Herald Weekly about one of LNTA’s athletes:  It seemed inevitable that Courtney Mudge would become a tennis player.  “My whole family plays – my brother, my parents, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles,” she said.  Mudge is following footsteps but making some impressive markings of her own.  She is a freshman at Community School of Davidson and unbeaten as the team’s No. 1 … [full article]