May 16, 2017 Good News for Tennis Fans

May 16, 2017
Recipient of the 2013 & 2015 LTA Marc Kaplan Media
Excellence Award
Dear Billy E,


On Sunday, June 25th, NOMATA will sponsor a Fun Day for all league players (may play with a friend) in the metropolitan area. The Fun Day will be held at the City Park Tennis Center from 8 in the morning until 6 that evening and will be cost free. It is our way of saying thank you for all the support that you have given us over the years.

Please come out, meet old friends and make new ones. Enjoy the fellowship,food, tennis and other festivities.  If you have a friend that may be interested in becoming a tennis player, invite
them.  We will have information about the Tennis Apprentice Program there for them.
All play will be doubles (women, mixed and men), and will be divided into NTRP levels
5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0. Doubles teams having a NTRP level between the ones listed will
play in the level above. Each match will begin on the hour and will be of one hour duration.  Scores will not be recorded because on that day, we are all winners. We will even provide balls for each match.

On Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th between 8 and 5, you may call 504-858-7762 and reserve a one hour time slot. Only one member of the team should call to make reservations. If you do not have a partner to play with, call the same number and we will try to match you up with a partner of like caliber. If you had rather, just show up, and we can sign you up for an available court. You can play all day, but can only have one hour time slot reserved at any one time. If the phone line is busy, please try again, as there may be others trying to make a reservation.

Poboys and Gatorade will be provided between 11 AM and 2 PM in the conference
room in the club house. They will be made fresh with ham or turkey, and your choices of
mayonnaise, mustard, cheese,lettuce, and tomato.  Chips and cookies will also be provided.
Gatorade and water will be available all day.

Congratulations Julie Hotstream
Julie Hotstream was recently hired by NOMATA as the New Orleans Area Local Community Coordinator with a primary focus on promoting and growing youth tennis in our community.  In addition, Julie will be running the Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Program in New Orleans.  Julie worked for approximately 15 years in the Oil and Gas Industry as an Engineer and Project Manager.  She and her husband, Neuville, have three daughters, Avery (8), Caroline (8) and Lily (3).  Julie currently captains her daughters’ 8 & under JTT team and plays in several USTA leagues herself.  A lifelong New Orleans resident, Julie is very excited to spread her enthusiasm for tennis among the youth of our community and help foster the future of tennis in the Crescent City.

Contact Julie at:

May 9, 2017

Baton Rouge held its first USTA National Level 3 BG 12 Pre-Collegiate Team Challenge! The tournament was held at the Paula Manship YMCA, with Ronnie Walters as the Tournament Director. 12&under players from around the country registered for this event with the top 48 boys and top 48 girls selected. Players were placed by seed onto 8 “collegiate” teams where they would compete against the other respective seeds on the other teams.

Lots of tennis, lots of fun and lots of players from Louisiana! Congrats to all our Louisiana players, especially those from Team TCU, who was crowned the boys champion and Team Florida State, who was crowned the girls champion. (Louisiana players from Team TCU: Kai Reinauer and Eli Crawford and Team Florida State: Emma Grant and Madison Whitley.)

Source: LTA Facebook


Mary Isobel (Gannaway) Gregson

Mrs. Randy Gregson died peacefully on May 10, 2017, in Winston-Salem, NC. Mrs. Gregson was born on November 15, 1917, in Lynchburg, VA, to Mary Nelson and John Edward Gannaway, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Page Nelson (Gannaway) Carrington of Lynchburg, VA, and by her husband of sixty-four years, James Randolph Gregson of Jonesboro, AK, former President of the United States Tennis Association, with whom she lived in New Orleans for over fifty years. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and a former member of the Junior League of New Orleans, she was a devout member of Trinity Episcopal Church of New Orleans and a long-time member of the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club. Mrs. Gregson is survived by her children, Page Nelson (Gregson) Cole (Gregory Dale Cole) and John Randolph Gregson II, and her grandchildren, Alexandra Duval Gillis and Graham Webster Gillis, and Charlotte Reily Gregson and John Randolph Gregson III, and great-grandchild Gabriel Gillis. Condolences may be sent through Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, Winston-Salem, NC (

Source: Times-Picayune

2017 USTA May Hard Court Tournament

Tennis link ID# 651804317
La Jolla, CA
Peggy Andry of New Orleans and Carol Ann Castell of Kirkland, WA reached the Quarter-finals in the Women’s hard court 70 Doubles, losing in a close hard-fought three set match to the team of Carol Gay from San Diego and Shelia Johnson of Peoria, Az. Congratulations ladies!
Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) 2017 Regional Award Winners

Division I Women

Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award- Caroline Brinson Georgia 

Most Improved Player (Senior) – Kyler Holloway LSU
Rookie of the Year- Jade Lewis-LSU

Division I Men

Asst. Coach of the Year-James McKie Tulane
Most Improved Player (Senior) -Chi-Shan Jao Tulane
Senior Player of the Year -Sebastian Rey Tulane

NAIA Division
Region IV

Coach of the Year- Alan Green Xavior
Asst. Coach of the Year -Kevin Chaouat Xavier
Rookie of the Year -Antoine Richard Xavier
Champions of Character -Sha Nel Bruins & Karen Salwan

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