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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 MEN'S TENNIS CAPTURES HBCU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) congratulates the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Men's Tennis Team, Coach Curtis Lawson and Assistant Coach John McLean, for winning the Historically Black Colleges and University's (HBCU) National Tennis Championships on September 20. This is a great accomplishment for the team; and well deserved. Please go to www.hbcu.org for details.

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Tennis for a Cause

Hope Valley Farms YMCA October 2-5, 2014

Click here for flier.

Thanks for your support.

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DOCTA Latino Festival Tennis Play
Rock Quarry Tennis Courts
September 27, 2014

Join the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association for a Tennis Play Day at the Latino Festival hosted by Durham Parks and Recreation at Rock Quarry Tennis Courts, 701 Stadium Drive, Durham on September 27, 2014 from 12:30 - 3:30 pm. We will have tennis games and activities, fun and excitement. This event is free to the public.

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DOCTA Community Coordinator Needed

Part-time independent contractor needed. Goal is to promote and encourage tennis in Durham and Orange Counties. Please click here.

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DOCTA/Carrboro Recreation and Parks Hispanic Tennis Carnival will be held Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Wilson Park, NC.

View Flyer in English

View Flyer in Spanish

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DOCTA TENNIS TIME – September 2014

Hope you have enjoyed the wonderful tennis competition at the US Open! As the US Open moves to the final rounds of great tennis, the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) has lots in store for you in Durham and Orange County, NC.

Junior and adult leagues are underway. Please go to our website at www.docta.org and register for the DOCTA/Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation (CHPR) league. Registration deadline is September 15. League begins on September 28 at Ephesus Tennis Courts in Chapel Hill at 1 pm for 8 and under and at 2 pm for 10 and under. League ends November 9. Practice will be Tuesdays at Hargraves Center in Chapel Hill at 6 pm for 8 and under and 6:45 pm for 10 and under. If you have questions regarding the DOCTA/CHPR leagues or wish to be a captain/coach of a team, please contact Anna Mercer-McLean at 919-619-9187. For Durham leagues, please contact Cathy Baldwin with Durham Parks and Recreation at 560-4355.

Still more great tennis fun coming....Saturday, September 13, 2014 is the DOCTA/ DPR Obesity Awareness Tennis Play Day at Elmira Park Tennis Courts from 9 am to 11 am. Please join us! Youth and adults are invited to attend for fun tennis games, lots of good information, prizes and snacks.

Lastly, September 19-21, 2014, the Durham Southeastern Doubles Classic will be played at Rock Quarry Tennis Courts. Register at www.usta.com under Tennislink. The tournament ID # is 703953814.

There is something for everyone. Tennis is a sport for a lifetime! Don’t you agree?

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Congratulations!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our very own 10 & Under Intermediate team as they have WON the Southern Section Junior Team Tennis Championships! This is first Southern Championship for CHCC's junior program....but we hope it's the first of MANY!

They finished 3-0 in their round robin on Friday and Saturday defeating Mississippi on Friday 39-6; Tennessee on Saturday 34-16 and South Carolina 37-14. Overall, the team finished with an overall record of 110-36 in total games won in their flight. The most games you could win in a match is 40, so our junior certainly played their best tennis of the season!

This morning at 8am they played against the team from Georgia for the championship and ended with a 34-22 overall win and Championship!

We cannot be more proud of this team with the way they competed in each match at the State Championships in Fayetteville and again this weekend in Lexington, SC.. Of course we would not have had this opportunity if we did not win the local league. Not every player on the team was able to play at States or Sectionals, but they ALL contributed to this team's success!

This team consisted of: (those in bold played at Sectionals) Thomson Falk, Helen Newcomb, Carter Myers, Jonathan Baddour, Maddie Moore, Oliver Narbut, Cody Benton and Caroline Sun. We had a substitute player from Hollow Rock, Samantha Slowick, join the team as well and certainly made a huge contribution to the team as well.

Thank you to ALL the parents and players for a wonderful end to the season!

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Obesity Awareness Tennis Play Day

The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association and Durham Parks and Recreation will be hosting an Obesity Awareness Tennis Play Day on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Elmira Tennis Courts, Durham. Youth, ages 10 and under, 11-18 years, and adults of all ages are welcomed to join us. We will have fun on and off the court with tennis games, community booths on health and nutrition and local community organizations, snacks and prizes will be available. Other local organizations will be supporting this wonderful event. Share this information and flier with friends, families, community organizations, etc. Thank you.

Download Flyer

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DOCTA Open Junior Tennis Challenge - Highlights so Far

Friday Scores

Press Release

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DOCTA Open Sponsor Benefit from Omega Sports

A 20% discount on all items is available to all DOCTA Open Jr. Tennis Challenge players during the tournament weekend, June 25-27, 2014.  Please click here for a copy of the flier.  Present a hardcopy of the flier or show electronically to Omega Sports Renaissance Southpoint only. 

Enjoy!

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Book Signing - Tennis in North Carolina with Tim (Troup) Noonan

Plan to join Tim (or Troupe) Noonan at Quail Ridge Books & Music on July 26 to read excerpts from our history book “Tennis in North Carolina.” He’ll be signing books and answering any audience questions as well. See details here. Lots of great history! Stop by and enjoy Tim!

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DOCTA Tennis with Character Program 2014

Tennis with Character Program is available for youth ages 6-18 on July 19, August 2 and August 9. It is free to all participants. Registration by email or phone is required.

Download Flyer Here for more details.

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Tennis Carnival

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10 am - 12 pm
Southern Boundaries Tennis Court Durham, NC
See flyer for details (click here)

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Life Athletes Tennis Camp

June 23-26, 2014
Guy Phillips Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
Ages 10-14
See flier for details (click here)

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MAHOGANY TENNIS CLASSIC SOARS INTO THE HISTORY BOOK

Durham, NC, May 26, 2014. -- The historic Mahogany Tennis Classic graciously adorned the City of Durham’s public court facilities this Memorial Weekend. Over 120 predominantly African American Tennis players from six (6) long-time tennis clubs across the state of North Carolina raced to Durham’s Elmira, Southern Boundaries, and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) tennis courts to compete for individual and team championship titles.


Magic Express Tennis Club TEAM Champions

The Mahogany Tennis Classic is a collection of African American tennis teams in Eastern and Central North Carolina that started in 1986 in Goldsboro stated Rodney Bailey, president of the Goldsboro City Acers. The Mahogany organizations started with the Goldsboro City Acers (GCA), Greenville Tennis Association (GTA), Wilmington Seagulls, Fayetteville Wizards, Ebony Racquet Club (ERC) in Raleigh and the Rocky Mount Team that no longer participates. Durham’s Magic Express Tennis Club (METC) joined in 1988. The tournament rotates annually and is hosted by each club.


John McLean defeats Lucius Smith

One of the highlights at the Mahogany included 35 youth players from amongst the six teams, many who participated in USTA/NC Junior Team Tennis (JTT) in their local communities. Keisha Hargrove-Price who captains four (4) advanced teams (10, 12, 14 and 18 and under) in Raleigh stated they are training extremely hard and have advanced quickly. She says the ERC juniors have emerged in the United States Tennis Association JTT division this year. There are roughly 40 youth beginners, intermediate and advance players. The junior division winners are as follows:

  • Boy’s 12 and under Singles: Noel Smith defeated Naven McDonalds
  • Boy’s 13 and over Doubles: Brooks Campbell/Moses Wright defeated Terrell Johnson/Jared Ingram
  • Boy’s 13 and over Singles: Brooks Campbell defeated David Murphy
  • Girl’s 12 and over Singles: Jade Houston defeated Reagan Harris
  • Girl’s 13 and over Doubles: Brenna Bryant/Nija Price defeated Casie Bolem/Cassidy Coever

Girl’s 13 and over Singles: Brenna Bryant defeated Casie Bolem Jamie Rogers, NC state ranked tennis player and Magic Express Tennis Club (METC) member defeated Taylor Love (GTA) for the Ladies Open Singles. She continued her winning streak in the Ladies Open Doubles with her sister Ashley Rogers defeating teammates Crystal Thomas and Lynise Devance, both of METC. In the Ladies 7.5 Doubles, JoJo Smith and Amanda Reddick defeated Tara LeFaure and Evelyn Foster (ECR).


Jonathan Parker defeats Perry Princeton

Mahogany Tennis Classic News Release Page 2 John McLean, III, board chair of the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) and member of METC was the last man standing on Saturday night as he competed for the 50’s singles title. He clinched the championship title on Sunday in the battle of the day, defeating Lucius Smith of Goldsboro 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8); and was still the last man standing at the close of the tournament with 7 points towards the team championship trophy. This included a Men’s Open doubles championship title with partner, Owen Scoggins defeating father/son – Bruce Parker and Jonathan Parker (METC). Owen clinched a mixed doubles championship with partner Crystal Thomas (METC) against Lucius Smith and Ashley Walker (GCA).


Owen Scoggins & John McLean defeated
Jonathan Parker & Bruce Parker

Lavern Harper and Melvin Tolbert of METC won the Men’s Legend’s Doubles (60 and over) championship, reclaiming their title for the 2nd straight year, defeating Goldsboro’s William Howard and Rodney Bailey (GCR) (6-4, 4-6, 1-0). Additional Adult division winners included:

  • Men’s Open Singles: Jonathan Parker (METC) defeated Perry Princeton
  • Men’s 40 Singles: Femi David-Yerumo (METC) defeated Anthony Jones (METC)
  • Men’s 40 Doubles: Anthony Jones and Hugh Harris (METC) defeated Barry Bullock and Reggie Cooper (Wizards)
  • Men’s Legend Singles (60 and over): Raymond Boone (Wizards) defeated Melvin Tolbert (METC)
  • Mixed 7.5 Doubles: Eric Emmanuel and Deno John (ECR) defeated father/daughter team, James Rogers and Ashley Rogers (METC).

The crowd cheered as the curtain closed with the final match and Magic Express Tennis Club was victorious winning the team championship with 39 points. They were followed by Ebony with 35 points, Wizards 19, Acers 16, GTA 9 and Seagulls 7. Crystal Thomas, president of the Mahogany Tennis Club for 2014 and METC shared that we are pleased to have hosted the Mahogany Tennis Classic and the only thing left to say is “Game, Set and MAGIC”! Another Mahogany Tennis Classic is in the history books. Click here for draw details and photos: For additional information contact: Anna Mercer-McLean Area 4 USTA/NC Board Representative DOCTA Board Secretary Email: amercermclean@gmail.com Telephone: (919) 619-9187

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CONGRATULATIONS! UNC WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM

DOCTA extends special congratulations to the UNC Women's Tennis Team on a great season and a fantastic run in the NCAA Tennis Tournament! UNC finished 2nd to the UCLA Bruins in a four-hour match losing 3-4 for the 2014 Women's Championship. We're proud of you! GO HEELS!!!

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DOCTA Annual Tennis Carnival

Please join us for the Annual DOCTA Tennis Carnival on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Rock Quarry Tennis Courts, 500 Stadium Drive, Durham, NC 27704 from 9 am to 12 noon. Lunch 12-1 pm. Interactive tennis games, tennis play, prizes, food and fun for youth of all ages and adults. Share the fun as a family and spend the morning with us.

See flyer here.

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Durham Parks and Recreation Lessons for 2014

Flyer

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DOCTA Awards Local Funding to Junior and Adult League Captains!

If you are captain of a junior team in the Chapel Hill league, you will receive $10 per child on your team to support your work as coach (travel and time for practice and league play).

Under the Play Tennis North Carolina (PTNC) grant, the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) will be supporting the growth of the junior and adult leagues as follows:

You can earn one of three bonus options for youth or adult leagues below:

· $100 bonus if you are a new captain/coach (you’ve not coached a USTA league team before) in 2014

or

· $100 bonus if you have a team with 5 or more players who are new members of the USTA in 2014

or

· $100 bonus if you have a new team (if you coached a team in the past and you add a team—so that you are now coaching two or more teams, that qualifies as a new team) for 2014

Interested? Let me know and we can give you more information or if you think you are eligible, please contact Anna Mercer-McLean, DOCTA Board Secretary at amercermclean@gmail.com by sending us via email your name, contact information, team name, what bonus option you are eligible to receive and why. DOCTA will be working with the DOCTA Community Tennis Coordinator and the junior and adult league coordinator at Durham Parks and Recreation to identify if you have met these criteria, prior to awarding funds. Bonus funding ends with the close of the Fall 2014 Tennis leagues.

Enjoy tennis! Its fun! Grow tennis and it only gets better and creates more fun!

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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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