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USTA Jr. Team Tennis Spring Season 2010

Get ready for lots of fun on the court with Quickstart. Quickstart is a new play format designed to bring more children 10 years of age and under into the game. The Spring season for DOCTA Quickstart League begins on Sunday, April 11, 2010. The team/player entry deadline is Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The season will run for 7 weeks. Play will be held on Sunday afternoons. Divisions include ages 6-8 years old, and 9-10 years. Register now. (see flier for details)


Quickstart Tennis Workshop
Sunday, March 21, 2010

Join us for an on-court Quickstart training workshop for adults and students. This training is ideal for coaches, instructors and parents working with kids ages 10 and under using the Quickstart format of play. Learn more about the Quickstart format of play at the training. The workshop will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2 pm at Ephesus Park, Chapel Hill.(see flier for details).


RDU Tennis

All locations are 10 Week Sessions:

Five Oaks Club, Hardscrabble Plantation, Audubon Park, and Woodcroft Club

Five Oaks(Tuesdays, Begins 3/9)

Hardscrabble(Mondays, Begins 3/8)

Audubon Park(Saturdays, Begins 3/13)

Woodcroft Club(Wednesdays, Begins 3/10)

Stoneridge/Sedgefield Club(Thursdays, Begins 3/11)

Fees, Schedules, and Times can viewed here at each respective site location on:


USTA Flex League

Registration is now open for a convenient adult tennis league called the USTA Southern RBC Bank Flex League. Flex Leagues offer players a new way to enjoy organized competition without the commitment to a specific schedule or team. Weekly match play is arranged by you and your opponent based on your availability.

The easy round robin format provides convenient competition for your tennis life based on individual skill level. Cost is $35.00 per player.USTA members receive a $10 discount.Cost includes awards for local champions and flight winners.

Must be at least 18 years of age.Flex League results do not affect your Dynamic NTRP rating. NTRP levels played: men's and women's singles:3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and
Registration ends February 17, 2010. The season begins February 21st and runs through April 30th. To register, go to This league is sponsored by the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association.(

For more information, contact Patti Fox, 919-606-1786, or Jenny Phelps at


NCCU Tennis

You don't want to miss the first match for NC Central University against NC State University on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 5:30pm @ JW Isenhour Tennis Center on the campus of NC State, Raleigh, NC. Directions can be accessed below.

Coach Curtis Lawson and Assistant Coach John McLean are excited about the upcoming season. They have a great team that is poised for success. Come out and cheer them on! Support local Durham-Orange College Tennis! GO EAGLES!

They can click on this link for directions to the tennis center


Duke Tennis

Larry Herst, president Royal Blue Club for Duke Tennis announced that the 2010 Duke Tennis Season is finally here. The Duke Men host an invitational tournament MLK weekend serving up some great tennis beginning with Elon at noon on Saturday, January 16th. Following the Elon match, at 4pm, the Men’s and Women’s teams and coaching staff will be sponsoring the Duke Kids Clinic for tennis players aged 7-17. See flyer attached.

Duke will accommodate up to 80 kids and guarantee it will be a blast for all who attend. One of the Royal Blue Club initiatives this year is to spread the magic of Duke Tennis throughout the Durham community; therefore, they have added an "outreach” component to the Kids Clinic. DOCTA will be supporting outreach efforts by promoting and encouraging our youth to attend the Duke Kids Clinic. We encourage you to register with our organization, if you wish to attend. Please contact John McLean at 547-4354 to register. Come out and enjoy the fun; and support Duke Tennis with DOCTA.

Invitation (PDF)


Registration Open: DOCTA Indoor Tennis Clinics

Registration is open for juniors (age 5-18) and adults (all ages) for DOCTA’s Annual Indoor Tennis Clinics beginning November 6, 2009 through March 26, 2010 on Fridays from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Duke Indoor Tennis Facility in Durham, NC. John McLean, DOCTA Tennis Director and staff will be providing instruction for the group. The fee is $275.00. All participants must wear proper tennis shoes (no cross trainers or shoes that leave black marks will be allowed). The Stay Fit and Healthy Program is available for adults who may be at risk due to health concerns, i.e. high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, etc. Participants in the Stay Fit and Healthy Program must receive verification from your physician on approval to participate in the tennis program; and the amount/intensity of exercise you are allowed prior to registration. The registration form (click here) can be printed and mailed to DOCTA, P. O. Box 61245, Durham, NC 27715. For additional information or questions, please call 919-547-4354.


DOCTA “Good Courts” Email/Telephone Campaign

We encourage all tennis players in the Durham area to contact Mayor William Bell, the City Council, along with the City Manager to share with them how important it is that they resurface the courts at Rock Quarry Tennis Courts, Southern Boundaries; and complete the lighting replacement at Elmira Tennis Courts. In order to continue to enjoy great tennis in our area, we need good courts. The economic crisis has put stress on all communities; however, having good tennis courts brings in revenue into the community; and promotes staying fit and healthy. We need our Mayor and others to know how important “tennis” is to each of us. Below is the contact information for our local officials. Let’s be proactive and talk with them about what our needs are for the community; and the importance of staying fit and healthy through tennis.

Mayor Bill Bell – Telephone: 560-4333 Ext. 10269 – Email:
Mayor Pro Tem Cora Cole-McFadden – Phone: 560-4396 Ext. 10277 – Email:
Farad Ali – Telephone: 560-4396 Ext. 10273- Email:
Eugene Brown – Telephone: 688-9314 – Email:
Diane Catotti – Telephone: 560-4396 Ext. 10278 – Email:
Howard Clement – Telephone: 560-4396 Ext. 10272 – Email:
Mike Woodard – Telephone: 560-4396 Ext. 10276 – Email:
City Manager – Thomas Bonfield – Telephone: 560-4222 – Email:


Great Fun! Hispanic Tennis Carnival

The DOCTA Annual Hispanic Tennis Carnival hosted by Carrboro Recreation and Parks and sponsored with USTA was a great success on October 11, 2009. Wilson Park was the scene of great fun as children and their families enjoyed listening to music, playing tennis games, including Quick start now played on shorter courts for youth and winning prizes. Over 30 free tennis racquets were provided at the event, so that participants could continue their tennis fun in the upcoming tennis lessons beginning October 18. Approximately 75 participants and volunteers enjoyed this great event (photos here). To register for tennis clinics, contact Carrboro Parks and Recreation at 919-918-7364 or Patti Fox, DOCTA Community Tennis Coordinator at 919-606-1786.


Hillsborough Trio Wins Tennis Awards

USTA/North Carolina hosted its annual Community Development Workshop during October 2-3, 2009 at Embassy Suites in Greensboro. The Annual Awards were given at a Dinner on October 2. DOCTA is proud to announce that 3 recipients were honored from the Hillsborough, NC area in Orange County. Angela Baxley, Elizabeth Dougherty, and John Hughes received the first USTA League Captain of the Year Award. We extend special congratulations to each of them. More details can be found at


DOCTA Hispanic Tennis Carnival 10/11/09

Press release in PDF format.


DOCTA Annual Tennis Carnival

Join us for the DOCTA Annual Tennis Carnival
on Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 9 am to 3 pm
at Rock Quarry Tennis Courts, Durham, NC.
Let's have tennis fun! Food, Games and Prizes--
Don't miss it! See flier (here).

Call (919) 547-4354 for questions. Bring the kids
and let's enjoy!


DOCTA Senior 50+ Tennis Party

Your invited to attend the Annual DOCTA Senior 50+ Tennis Party for all active and non-active 50+ tennis
players. All we ask is that if you are an active tennis player, please bring a 50+ player who has not played
in a few years and wants to come back to tenns or who would like to begin playing tennis.

Lots of fun, games, prizes and a reception to follow this fun event! Join us.

See flier (click here).


Community News

RDU Tennis affordable tennis camps available. Please see link here.


DOCTA Tennis Clinics

Are you ready for tennis? Register now for upcoming tennis clinics for 2009-10. The instructor will be John McLean, DOCTA Tennis Director. Registration is open to juniors and adults. The first clinic begins April 16, 2009. For details call 919-547-4354 registration form


2009 Junior Camp Scholarships

**DEADLINE: Friday, April 24, 2009**

North Carolina Tennis is excited to announce our 4th year offering partnerships with four highly regarded junior tennis camps. These camps provide wonderful opportunities for our junior players to learn even more about tennis!

Special notes: Each camp applicant is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the awarded camp. These scholarships are only available for juniors residing in NC and must have a current USTA membership. Applicants must be between the ages of 8-13 & cannot be entered into the 9th grade as of the application submission date.

Scholarship Application
Return via email or print, no faxes please.
By Email:
By mail: USTA North Carolina, c/o Mary Lloyd Barbera, 2709 Henry Street, Greensboro, NC 27405

Our partnering schools:

Black & Gold Tennis Camp at Wake Forest University (Coach Jeff Zinn)
5 day camp scholarships available

Clemson Tennis Camp (Coach Nancy Harris)
4 resident scholarships available

Davidson Wildcat Tennis Camp (Coach Drew Barrett)
1 resident camp scholarship

Wolfpack Tennis Camp at NC State University (Coach Hans Olsen)
1 day camp scholarship


USTA Recreational Coaches Workshop

The Durham Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) invites you to attend a USTA Recreational Coaches Workshop (RCW) on Saturday, March 21st, 2009 at the Duke Faculty Club, located on the corner of Hwy 751 and Science Drive, next to the Washington Duke Hotel in Durham, NC. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This interactive on- court workshop is for anyone interested in learning the basics of coaching and teaching tennis or for those who are seeking a refresher on more current methods and effective tools. (from USTA RCW resource site.)
Some topics that will be covered:
o Teaching large groups
o The games-based approach to coaching
o The QuickStart Tennis format
o Running effective team practices
o The Top 10 Games Every Coach Should Know

The USTA trainer conducting the RCW is Sophie Woorons-Johnston from Anderson, SC. Sophie is a experienced USPTR Teaching Pro from Charlotte where she is Owner and Director of Performance Tennis at Brookstone Meadows. Sophie is also an All-American player from Clemson University and conducted our first RCW several years ago and did an excellent job.

Cost is $20.00 per participant who have pre-registered and $30.00 the day of the workshop. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, March 5th at 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided and participants will leave with some excellent coaching resources. Checks should be made out to DOCTA and mailed to: 609 Palafox Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27516. To register, please contact Patti Fox at or 919-606-1786.

We hope to see you on the court!


DOCTA College Tennis Promotion

Come out and support College Tennis and win some "free prizes" to support local USTA league and state championship play. Enjoy some great College Tennis and come out and support Duke, NCCU and UNC-CH.
The DOCTA Website at can now links you to your favorite College Tennis team in Durham-Orange Counties. Click the "College Tennis" icon on the right of the screen.

Enjoy the tennis season! Contact 919-547-4354 or 619-9187 for more details.

College Tennis Flyer
College Tennis Fans Registration Form


Durham Parks and Recreation - Tennis Court Usage 2009


Register Now!  USTA Flex Leagues

Fellow Tennis Enthusiasts,

Just when you thought there were no new ways to enjoy league tennis, the USTA and the Durham Orange Community Tennis Association answer the call and bring you another exciting opportunity for fun on the courts--- Flex Leagues!   These leagues are organized competition without the commitment to a specific schedule or team.   Weekly match play, based upon skill level, is arranged by you and your opponent.  The Durham/Chapel Hill area's inaugural season will run January 11th through March 31st.  Registration begins December 1st and closes January 4th.   NTRP Levels include Men's and Women's 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 levels.  The cost is $25.00.  Every registrant gets a t-shirt or backpack!  For more information and to register check out the website

For those of you whose schedule doesn't permit regular play, this league gives you the opportunity to play and compete when YOU WANT TO PLAY!   You can also play on ANY COURT YOU LIKE.

Come on out and give this new league a try.  For more information contact Patti Fox, Community Tennis Coordinator for the Durham Orange Community Tennis Association, at or Jenny Phelps at or 336-852-8577.
Thank you for support and enthusiasm for USTA league tennis.  See you on the courts!


Hurricane Recovery Benefit Tournament

Plan to attend this year's Hurricane Recovery Benefit Tennis Tournament on November 14-16, 2008 at Duke's Sheffield Indoor Tennis Courts, Durham, NC sponsored by the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association. This will be a fun event. Please register online at under tennislink.

See you there.


Indoor Tennis Clinics

Indoor tennis clinics begin on November 7, 2008 - March 27, 2009 (18 lessons) with the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association. John McLean is the instructor for these clinics. The cost is $225 per person. Clinics will be held at Duke Indoor Tennis Courts, 190 Wannamaker Drive, Durham. The time for the clinics has changed from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm every Friday night. Youth and adults are encouraged to participate. A registration form can be located under this section under "Durham Tennis Clinics". For more details call 919-547-4354.







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