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.

Park Crossing Junior Fall Champions

Park Crossing Champioins, 2012Lake Norman Tennis Academy players Olivia and Ryan win their first state Level 3 USTA tournament at Park Crossing in South Charlotte.  Ryan entered the tournament unseeded in boys 12 singles, and Olivia was playing in her first 14 Singles at this level.

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

Fall schedule and rates posted

We will have youth clinics Monday through Thursday, starting September 4.  Fridays will be used as make-up days when we have two or more rained-out clinic days in a week.  If we have to cancel for rain or wet courts, we will post it on the right hand side of this web site under Academy Status.  As always, rates are based on three days per week, but we are flexible and encourage all to participate as much as your schedules allow.  For details, please see Classes/Academy > Fall 2012.

NC Junior Clay Court Championships

Olivia's 12 Singles NC Clay Court ChampionshipWe had a light week of camp at Jetton this past week, while several of our players participated in tournaments, attended high school try outs, and vacationed with their families.  Congratulations to all of our players who participated in the NC State Clay Court Championships…especailly to Olivia who won the girls 12’s (shown right), Hannah who placed 3rd in the girls 14’s, and two players that placed in girl’s 10’s — Julia (2nd) and Andersen (4th).  Competition was tough, and ALL of our players competed well!

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!

SP&R 12 Singles and Doubles Champion

Girls 12 Singles and Doubles ChampionCongratulations to LNTA player Morgan for bringing home the Girls 12 Singles and Doubles championship from the 2012 Salisbury Parks & Recreation – Kiwanis Junior tournament.

Players compete in nine state Southern region

USTA Southerns logoCongratulations to all of our players who made it to USTA Southerns and competed hard!  Since Southerns are in different cities for different age groups, we were gettng exciting reports from Cary to Rome to Macon, and we are very proud of this immense accomplishment for our highly competitive region!