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Area 4 Board Representative
USTA/Southern-North Carolina

Anna Mercer-McLean
Durham, NC
(919) 619-9187 (c)
(919) 683-1966 (h)

I am the Area 4 Board Representative for the USTA/Southern Section for North Carolina. My local responsibilities include acting as a representative of NCTA at area special events and at local Community Tennis Association meetings. The Area 4 position serves as a representative between NCTA, CTA's and the tennis community at large. 

Communication is important in the Durham/Orange County areas, as well as the other 3 counties I serve (Chatham, Granville and Person). The goal is to grow and develop tennis in all the 4 counties. The Durham/Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) is available to support the needs of the local community. They need to hear from you! Please call them at (919) 547-4354 or email the Board Chair, John McLean at Also, the Community Tennis Coordinator (CTC), Ingrid Jones, is available to work with you in the community to promote and develop tennis.  Ingrid can be reached at So, I encourage you to contact me to share your ideas, make suggestions, express your concerns or your support for the work of DOCTA, CTC, NCTA, USTA, and others working in the tennis community. Support local tennis programming at your community Parks and Recreation Programs below: 

Durham Parks and Recreation (919-560-4355 – Tammy Brown)
Chapel Hill Recreation and Parks (919-968-2784 - Bernard Leach)
Carrboro Parks and Recreation (919-918-7364 - Dana Hughes)
Orange County Recreation and Parks (919-245-2660 – Chris Sousa)
Be an advocate for tennis in your community. Ask how you can help!

The first Area 4 Advisory Council met November 28, 2005 as a 13-member group. The group includes members from the 5 counties served by the Area 4 Board Representative: Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person. The Area 4 Advisory Council supports the needs of the tennis community, and promotes tennis events within the 5 counties. Also, this group will settle CTA service area boundary disputes, and provide nominations for NCTA Committees. The Council consists of the following persons:

Tammy Brown, Eno Area Tennis League Coordinator, Durham, NC
Larry Greene, Vice President, Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association
Colonel Hawley, Tennis Parent and Businessman, Oxford, NC
Larry Herst, Royal Blue Club, Duke Tennis, Durham, NC
Dana Hughes, Carrboro Recreation and Parks, Carrboro, NC,
Ingrid Jones, Durham/Orange Community Tennis Coordinator/Owner – Impact Meetings, Durham, NC

Crystal Thomas, President - Magic Express Tennis Club/DOCTA 
Bernard Leach, Tennis Coordinator - Chapel Hill Recreation and Parks
Anna Mercer-McLean, Area 4 Council Chair/Board Rep./DOCTA Board
John McLean, Chair - Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association
Kay Rudd, Tennis Coordinator - Person County Parks and Recreation
Chris Sousa - Tennis Coordinator - Orange County Recreation and Parks
Darlene Tarlton, Tennis Coordinator - Oxford Recreation and Parks




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