Metro Board at World TeamTennis
The USTA Eastern Metro Region Board had a presence at the New York Sportimes World Team Tennis home matches at Sportime Stadium at Randall’s Island. Metro Region Board members gave out free racquets to all children that came to the matches. The racquets were donated by USTA Eastern and the New York Sportimes. The Board members also distributed materials and answered questions about USTA membership, USTA Adult Leagues, Metro Corporate Leagues and the Play Tennis New York program. The Board was happy to support World TeamTennis and the New York Sportimes during their 2011 campaign. Pictured above, Jeffrey Fairbanks, USTA Metro Manhattan representative; USTA Metro Regional President Carl Summerlin; USTA Eastern Metro Second Vice President Jackie Clark; and Metro Brooklyn Representative Pablo Sierra at Sportime Stadium.
Lincoln Terrace Tennis Association Wins Second Annual Kings Cup
A team from the Lincoln Terrace Tennis Association (LTTA) won the USTA Eastern’s Second Annual Kings Cup on July 23, beating out teams from five other public and private tennis facilities in Brooklyn and earning a place in New York City tennis history. The day-long tournament was held at the Prospect Park Tennis Center in Brooklyn, and gave recreational players a chance to experience tennis as part of a team and learn about the wide range of opportunities to play tennis throughout the borough.
In the finals against the McCarren Park team, LTTA’s Kwamy Griffith won the men’s singles, Akilah James won the women’s singles, and Griffith & James teamed up to win mixed-doubles. The LTTA team was captained by Charles East, and included SophiaBishop, Colin Clarke, Prince Debo, Gloria Moody, Debbie Paul, Tony Tull and Ray Wilson. The event attracted teams from Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene Tennis Ladder, Knickerbocker Field Club and Prospect Park.
“Every member of the LTTA team played well against tough opponents, and we are very happy to come out on top,” said East.
SBTA Participate in “Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!” Event
The South Brooklyn Tennis Association (SBTA) and some of the Brooklyn area CTAs and NJTLs (High Park Tennis Association and Marcy Tennis) recently participated in the “Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!” event in the Bronx, at the Fordham Road Renaissance Festival. The event, sponsored by the Hispanic Federation with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, was held to promote physical activity, healthy nutrition, and also provided various health screenings. For this year’s event, the Hispanic Federation partnered with the Fordham Road Renaissance Festival.
The SBTA and its friends were on hand to promote Kids 10 & Under Tennis, as tennis demonstrations were held for all in attendance. SBTA explained to attendees that playing tennis every other day for 50-60 min. is a great way of reducing stress, and even lowering glucose levels in the event you are diabetic.
West Side Tennis Club Hosts Grass Court National Championships
Congratulations to Roslyn Chua-Mcalonie of Miller Place, N.Y. for advancing to the finals of the Women’s 30 Singles Championship at the 2011 USTA National Women’s 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 & 80 Grass Court Championships, held July 18-24 at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. Roslyn was defeated by the number two seed Monica Rincon of Columbus, Ohio in the Women’s 30 Singles finals, 7-5, 6-4.