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CONGRATS to Durham, NC 2019 USTA 55 & Over Champions and Finalists

Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on October 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

North Carolina teams took three titles and placed one finalist in the 2019 USTA League Adult 55 & Over Southern Sectional Championships.

USTA Southern crowned eight champions in matches that were played Sept. 13-15 at three sites in Asheville, N.C.: Asheville Racquet Club Downtown (headquarters), Asheville Racquet Club South and Aston Park. There were more than 72 men’s and women’s teams with more than 700 players from nine states.

Durham, N.C. was the sole city with two teams in finals, with the Women’s 3.0 team taking the championships. Alabama and Louisiana had a champion and two finalists while Georgia brought home two crowns.

High-resolution photos of champions and finalists are in a Facebook Gallery and are available for download. To view click link:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/USTASouthern/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158732036812646&__tn__=-UC-R

DOCTA - Together Tennis - Durham 150 Celebration

Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on September 5, 2019 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (1)


Immediate Release

August 29, 2019



Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) Together Tennis – Durham 150 is a special event that celebrates Durham’s 150 birthday by providing diverse and inclusive outreach and engagement to a minimum of 150 youth and adults in Durham who would like to learn and play tennis in the next 150 days. DOCTA’s goal is to provide an event that promotes the diversity and inclusion of tennis for all Durham residents to feel welcomed and to provide an opportunity for families to engage together in tennis while celebrating Durham’s 150 years. DOCTA – Together Tennis – Durham 150 will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.

This event will showcase grassroots tennis in the Durham community and highlight tennis as a sport for youth engagement that would earn exceptionally skilled youth in tennis a college/university scholarship. Tennis Everyone further promotes the six (6) pillars of character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship) throughout all programming activities and the special event.

The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association has served the Durham community for the past 20 years to promote and encourage tennis. Most of DOCTA’s programs are held at local public parks and public schools. DOCTA currently coordinates the USTA/NC junior team tennis league for the Eno area. A total of 336 youth participated in the spring league; and Fall registration is open. To learn more, please view their website at www.docta.org.


Anna Mercer-McLean

USTA/NC Area 4 Director

DOCTA Board Secretary


Click here to print News Release and Flyer!: https://www.docta.org/durham-150-celebration

North Carolina Tennis Foundation's Director of Development and Programs

Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on August 13, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (5)

The North Carolina Tennis Foundation is beginning a search for a new Director or Development and Programs. We are looking for someone with a passion for and background in tennis with the ability to fund and friend raise for the NC Tennis Foundation. The North Carolina Tennis Foundation was organized in 1961 for the purpose of promoting tennis. The Foundation provides financial support to many worthwhile tennis programs across the state. These programs include the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Network, the NC State High School Championships, adaptive tennis, and numerous grants.

Not only does the North Carolina Tennis Foundation support tennis programs but it also maintains the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame and works on numerous projects to preserve the history of tennis in North Carolina. The North Carolina Tennis Foundation is a 501C3.

To find out more about the position and to apply please click here. If you have any questions, please email Kelly Gaines, kelly@nctennis.com. Please forward to all whom you feel would be great candidates!

DOCTA Jr. Open 2017

Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on August 10, 2017 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (8)

DOCTA Jr. Open 2017

The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) hosted its Annual Open Jr. Tennis Challenge on July 28-30, 2017 in partnership with the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation. In collaboration with the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools, East Chapel Hill High School was the main site for the 119 entries for the tournament that was showcased at three high school sites, including the Carrboro and Chapel Hill High School tennis courts.

Great tennis was enjoyed from the tennis fans and families that looked on as North Carolina players, ages 12 to 18 boys and girls shared their talents. After overcoming Friday nights rain and thunderstorms, the DOCTA Open was full of sunshine!

The DOCTA Media Report with semifinal and final winners is available here, along with photo highlights of all the winners.

Special thanks to all the participants and volunteers who helped to make this wonderful tennis tournament a success!

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Laura Lowman's 4.0 - 18 and over Team are going to the Nationals!

Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on August 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Laura Lowman's 4.0 - 18 and over Team

Laura's 18 and over Team from Eno won the Southern Sectionals and will be going to Nationals. Great teamwork!

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Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on June 17, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Durham Orange Community Tennis Association



9 am – 12 noon

Southern School of Energy and Sustainability

Tennis Courts

800 Clayton Road

Durham, NC 27704

Enjoy tennis games and play for adults and youth (ages 4 to 18). Don’t miss the fun! Free tennis clinics available.

Click here to print flyer!

Laura Lowman and Marion Wing are State Champions!

Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on June 15, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Laura Lowman and Marion Wing, our 18 and over Women's 4.0 Southern Sectional league champions!

Click Here to see story at www.nctennis.com!

Area Community Tennis Events in Durham-Orange

Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on June 14, 2017 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Area Community Tennis Events in Durham-Orange

Please learn more about these events on Tennis Link.

Hollow Rock NC L4 Tennis Tournament

June 24-25, 2017

Hollow Rock Racquet Club

5100 Erwin Road

Durham, NC 27707

Contact: Jim Scott, Director

Telephone: 919-489-1550

Southern Village Club Summer L6 Tournament

June 25, 2017

601 Brookgreen Drive

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Contact; Alec Moore, Director

Telephone: 919-969-8442 x 103

DOCTA Gearing Up for Summer Fun!

Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on June 14, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

DOCTA Gearing Up for Summer Fun!

The Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) is gearing up for Summer Fun! Don't miss the excitement! On Saturday, June 24, 2017, the DOCTA Annual Tennis Carnival will be held at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability Tennis Courts, 800 Clayton Road, Durham, NC from 9 am to 12 noon. Please come out and join us! Youth, ages 4 to adults of all ages are invited to be a part of this special event. Click flier here!

DOCTA Tennis Clinics are now available from June-September 2017! Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday tennis programming is available for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants. John McLean, tennis coach will be on hand to work with the youth and adults along with other volunteer instructors. Please call 919-547-4354 or print and mail your registration. Click registration form here!

DOCTA Tennis with Character Program will be held July 8, 15 and August 5,12 for 2017 from 9 am to 11 am. This program is free to the public and offers tennis play with emphasis on the framework of the Six Pillars of Character--Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship as they relate to the sport of tennis. To register, please email Anna Mercer-McLean at amercermclean@gmail.com or call 919-619-9187.

The DOCTA Open Junior Tennis Challenge will be held July 28-30, 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC. For more details, please call John McLean, Tournament Director at 919-547-4354 or click on the USTA link here: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=197164.

Keep checking back, more details on tennis fun in the Durham-Orange area will be coming!


Posted by docta.org@gmail.com on June 2, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (2)

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