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Rockin' Rally Tennis Party May 2-3, 2014 Benefits the Inner City Youth Opportunities

Two nights of tennis and fun! Come on out to The Club at Harper's Point for two great nights of tennis benefiting a great cause. The event includes a Pro Competition, food/drink, silent auction and music. For more information or to sign up download the pdf or contact Katie Contardi.

 

 

Doubles Against Diabetes: A Fundraiser/Tennis Mixer to Support the JDRF, May 17th

Doubles Against Diabetes is an a fundraiser and tennis mixer supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The event will be held May 17, 2014 from 6-10pm at Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club. Cost is $25 per person and includes two rounds of tennis, food and soft drinks. To register download the form here or contact Virginia Riggs.

 

 

2014 Southwest Ohio Senior Olympics to be Held April 4 - May 23.

The 2014 Senior Olympics will be held April 4 - May 23. This fun and challenging program is open to athletes ages 50 and older. The 14 sports include golf, swimming, tennis, track & field and many more.

 

To register, please visit swohio.nsga.com. For more information, please call Aprilann at 513-352-4012 or email seniorolympics@cincinnati-oh.gov

 

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission has hosted the Southwest Ohio Senior Olympics since 1992. To download the informational flyer, click here.

 

 

 

GCTA Announces Policy for Posting Your News (Website, Email Blast and Facebook Posting)

We have received many requests from different areas in the tri-state to post their event to the GCTA News Page, Email Blast and/or Facebook Page. As a result, we have developed a set of guidelines for what we can and cannot post. Please download the pdf of our guidelines for more information here.

 

 

 

GCTA Asks for Your Support in the Annual Fund Drive

The Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association continues to act as a conduit for area grant funds and encouragement of tennis programs. We do this with your generosity. We hope you will participate with us this year in supporting tennis through our annual fund drive.

 

In past years we have been able to help fund local programming and initiatives through your support. For example, 2010 saw tennis instruction for young people changing dramatically due to the recognition that very young players need an environment which allows them to learn to play tennis and not be swamped by the size of the racquets or the speed of the ball. Then there was the need to find affordable courts (usually means free) and someone to teach them how to play the game. All of this resulted in a new way to teach tennis called 10 and Under Tennis… smaller sized racquets, lighter, slower balls, smaller courts & trained pros to teach. Next on the list was the challenge of getting parents, pros and teachers involved. This is where GCTA is involved.

 

GCTA Grants were made available for a program named "Adopt a School" in which arrangements were put in place to take 10 and Under Tennis equipment and training into school system's Physical Education units. Local pros sponsor a school, providing the 10 and Under Tennis Pro and the program. This first year fifteen schools have agreed to add tennis to their PE programs and interest is growing.

 

Additionally, our Prince Rookie Tournament Series for ages now up to age 16 is still growing. Twenty sessions were on the 2012-13 schedule. Fifteen area Clubs are looking forward to hosting the twenty 2013-14 sessions . The entire series has been reformatted to follow the new guidelines for junior tennis. GCTA applauds the various teaching pros, officials and clubs who have stepped up to bat in absorbing the changes.

 

To make a tax deductible donation to the GCTA, please send a check made out to the GCTA to:

Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

P.O. Box 30197

Cincinnati, OH 45230-0197

 

 

 

 

 

History of Cincinnati Tennis Books On Sale! 

Two books written by Cincinnati Natives have hit bookshelves!

 

The Origin & History of The Cincinnati Metropolitan Tennis Tournament by Brian Nester with a foreword by Tony Trabert was first released this past summer at the annual Met Tournament. Nester has devoted countless hours in researching old articles from the local papers to chronicle a detailed history of the Metropolitan Tournament as it was and is now. The book features a wide array of articles that have been 'clipped' out beginning with the first ever Met tournament. This is a book for Cincinnati Tennis fans! Books are $12 each and can be found at both Kenwood Tennis Pavilion and Samuels.

 

From Club Court to Center Court: The Evolution of Professional Tennis in Cincinnati by Philip Smith is currently in its ninth edition. This is the first complete compilation of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women's Open ever produced. The book chronicles all the tournaments' years, including the earliest starting in 1899 to 1968, known as the Pre-Open Era. Never before published details are also included in this detailed history. Books are $17.95 including shipping and handling. To order, call 513-651-0303 or email info@cincytennis.com.

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