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Welcome to the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association's website.

Mission: To promote and encourage diverse and inclusive tennis participation, programming and leadership involvement in Durham and Orange Counties.

 

 

**2006 NC Tennis Member Organization of the Year**
                 
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****2006 NC Junior Tennis Tournament of the Year Winner****

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NCCU vs Howard College Match Day Results

The match up between the NC Central University Men's Tennis Team and the Howard University Bison's proved to be a great match up. NCCU defeated Howard by a score of 5-2 for their first College Match Day. Prior to the start of the matches, youth fans from around the community participated in interactive games. Both teams joined in the fun and had great on-court interactions as they worked together to make our youth smile from ear to ear.

Check out this video of the event.

NCCU vs Howard
Group Photo (Click for Larger Version)

On behalf of the DOCTA, we want to thank Coach Curtis Lawson and Assistant Coach John McLean IV of NCCU and Coach Larry Strickland of Howard for their participation, USTA/North Carolina Staff - Caroline Downs and Andrew Waldrop, fans and volunteers for their participation in this special event. We had great fun!

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College Match Day at Duke - March 23, 2014

Don't miss College Match Day for 2014 on the campus of Duke University in Durham on March 23 at Ambler Tennis Stadium. The Women Tennis Team will play at 11 am against FSU. The Men's Tennis Team will play Virginia at 3 pm. The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) is pleased to spotlight, promote and support this great event in the Durham area. See flier here.

Collegiate fans will have an amazing experience that begins at 10 am with giveaways, appearances and interactive games. Youth and adults of all ages are invited to come out and support great tennis.

The tennis matches will begin at 11 am and will prove to be action packed. Don't miss this great opportunity to see great tennis, meet the Duke tennis players and coaches. For additional information about community programming, please contact DOCTA at 919-547-4354.

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DOCTA Tennis Clinics 2014-15

Register now for fun on the tennis court with instructor, John McLean. Please complete the registration form here, and mail back to DOCTA, Post Office Box 61245, Durham, NC 27715 Questions, please call 919-547-4354 or email John at mclean2015@hotmail.com.

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College Match Day Tennis Comes to Chapel Hill and Durham

Collegiate tennis fans will experience great team action as Duke, NCCU and UNC face competition on the tennis court for College Match Day. The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) is pleased to put the spotlight on Men’s and Women’s College Tennis during the College Match Day in the Durham/Orange County areas.

Established in 2013, College Match Day is a weekly series that highlights exciting team matches and features the best programs, players and coaches from across the country. Twenty-two matches on 18 different campuses will be showcased in 2014. ESPN3 will broadcast many of these matches*.

Below is the schedule for the Durham/Orange county area:

Day

Date

Time

Colleges

Team

Sunday

02/23/14

1:00 pm

NC State at UNC

Women

Saturday

03/15/14

11:00 am

Howard at NC Central University

Men

Sunday

03/23/14*

11:00 am

FSU at Duke

Women

Sunday

03/23/14*

3:00 pm

VA at Duke

Men

Wednesday

03/26/14

3:00 pm

Northwestern at Duke

Women

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College Match Day - NCCU vs Howard

Don't miss the first Durham College Match Day for 2014 on the campus of NCCU in Durham on March 15. The NCCU Men's Tennis Team will face off against Howard University. The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) is pleased to spotlight, promote and support this great event in the Durham area. Click here to see flier.

Collegiate fans will have an amazing experience that begins at 9 am with giveaways, appearances and interactive games. Registration will begin at 8:30 am. Youth and adults of all ages are invited to come out and support great tennis. Help us top crowd support at over 200!

The tennis matches will begin at 11 am and will prove to be action packed. Don't miss this great opportunity to see great tennis, meet the NCCU tennis players and coaches, learn more about community tennis, joining clinics/leagues in the area and/or USTA, and enjoying refreshments while you meet and greet other tennis fans! We will see you there!

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Junior and Adult Tennis League Registration

Don't miss the opportunity to register for the Spring USTA Junior Team Tennis or an Adult Tennis Leagues. The 2014 year is expected to be an exciting one as the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) gears up for its "Plan for Growth". We need your help to grow tennis in Durham and Orange Counties. How, you ask? Join a league team, become a league captain for a youth or adult team, recruit and/or invite former tennis players and current players to join a league team or volunteer with a youth program or community event. Let's keep tennis fun! Join the USTA! Tennis...is a sport for a lifetime! We want everyone to know it!

To learn more about JTT or Adult league tennis, click on the icon for DOCTA/CHPR 10 and under tennis or Durham Parks and Recreation for adult and youth leagues.

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LINDSEY LINKER NAMED TO NC HALL OF FAME

Lindsey Linker

Lindsey Linker, East Chapel Hill High School Tennis Coach, was named to the NC Hall of Fame at the January 2014 USTA/North Carolina Tennis Weekend. The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) extends congratulations to Lindsey for her amazing coaching and player career.

In the recent news release from USTA/NC, Linker started as an All-Conference player at Myers Park High School, eventually moving on to become a four-year letter winner at UNC-Chapel Hill. She began coaching the men's and women's tennis teams at Chapel Hill High School (CHHS) after graduating. Linker has now coached 25 years at both Chapel Hill High School and East Chapel Hill High School, compiling a record of 891-128 overall and winning 16 dual team 3A/4A state championships.

This is a well deserved honor. Please extend your congratulations to Lindsey.

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DOCTA Board Elections Open

If you are interested in serving on the DOCTA Board of Director's or a Committee, please complete the nomination form (here).

Please send via scan to amercermclean@gmail.com or mail to DOCTA, Post Office Box 61245, Durham, NC 27715 by February 20, 2014.

 

 


 


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