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DOCTA Open Jr. Tennis Challenge Shines!


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The annual kick off for the 2018 Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) Open Jr. Tennis Challenge in Chapel Hill/Carrboro was held on July 27-30, 2018. As the weather radar showed thunderstorms and rain throughout the weekend, the sun shined as juniors, ages 12 to 18 years, gathered for this exciting competition on the court and fun off the court from 20 cities across North Carolina. Tournament director, John McLean, board chair of the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association (DOCTA) says he was thrilled with the great participation, sportsmanship and competition.

The DOCTA Open Jr. Tennis Challenge is a Level 3 USTA sanctioned tournament. This tournament level is designed for intermediate to advanced players. It is hosted annually by the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association; and for the past three years has been sponsored by the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation. This year’s tournament sites included the main site at East Chapel Hill High School, along with Carrboro High School and Ephesus Park Tennis Courts. Special thanks to Robb English, Athletic Recreation Supervisor at Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation for this great partnership with DOCTA to bring more great junior tennis tournament play to the Chapel Hill area, the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools staff, USTA officials and many volunteers who supported the tournament. Tennis players are looking forward to Cedar Falls Tennis Courts being ready for the 2019 DOCTA Open on July 26-28, 2019.

Please see the Media Report for the Champions and Finalist. (Click here)

Also, see photo highlights of the tournament event. (Click here)

Additional events sponsored by the Durham-Orange Community Tennis Association include:

  • Tennis Clinics – Monday through Thursday -August 1 – September 27, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, Durham, NC.  (Click here for registration form)

  • Southeastern Tennis Championships – August 17-19, 2018 at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, Durham, NC – Deadline August 12, 2018. USTA Adult Sanctioned Event. (Click here for flier)

  • Obesity Awareness Tennis Play Day – September 8, 2018 – 10 am – 12 noon at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, Durham

  • Carrboro Recreation and Parks and DOCTA International Tennis Carnival – October 14, 2018 at 4 pm at Wilson Park Tennis Courts, Carrboro, NC

More great programming throughout the year including Try Tennis, L6 Tournaments for junior players, Fall junior leagues and much more. Stay tuned! “The DOCTA is in”!