October 25, 2017 Good News For Tennis Fans

October 25, 2017

Recipient of the 2013 & 2015 LTA Marc Kaplan Media
Excellence Award

Dear Billy E,
City Park Tennis Club

Oktoberfest Mixed Doubles Challenge

at City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center
   Sunday   October 29th   11am-2pm
Top of the Mountain format
Matches are USTA standard set with no AD scoring and 7 pt. Coman tiebreaker @ 7 all
Courts, Balls, Water, Wine, Beer and Snacks provided
Sign in 10:30am, play starts 11 am and finishes around 2 pm
Clubhouse Oktoberfest Social immediately afterwards
Beer, Pretzels, Food, Music & Fun… Prost!!
The entry fee is $20 for CPTC members and $40 for Guests
Annual membership in the CPTC is $30 individual and $40 family
   Entry deadline: Oct 26th  Draws out: Oct. 27th
For tournament questions email Tony Paternostro tpaternostro@gmail.com
Sponsored by City Park Tennis Club
 OCT. 25,2017
Billy Crawford
This past weekend I had the honor of joining four other educators who were chosen as Distinguished Educators by Northwestern State University’s College of Education and Human Development.
At the assembly, each honoree was asked to make a short talk to those in attendance. Listening to each, a resounding theme became very apparent:  Their successes in life are the direct results of positive support and encouragement by family members, friends, ministers, teachers and coaches during their formative years.
We are all aware that the youth of our state need all the positive support and encourage we can give them. For the past six years, through the Good News for Tennis Fans newsletter, I have enjoyed sharing your tennis programs’ successes.

Thank you for continuing to support our youth–our future. Can we do more? I believe we can.
 Please keep sending your youth news and photos!

State Street that is! Local nonprofit A’s & Aces will host its Annual Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 15th. “A’s & Aces is ‘Going to State'” aims to raise funds for the organization’s year round programming which benefits New Orleans public school children through academic assistance, life skills curriculum and tennis. The fundraiser will take place at 3 State Street houses, successively, over the course of the evening with each house having food, drinks and an auction. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door.

What: A’s & Aces is ‘Going to State’, a benefit for the local nonprofit

When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15th

Where: The Waring, Fitz-Hugh and Cooper homes; 1100-1210 blocks of State Street

Info: See details and purchase tickets at
Registration for A’s & Aces Youth Fall Tournament is open! The Level 5 NOLA Fall Jr. Grand Prix will be held at Joe Brown Park Tennis Center on Saturday and Sunday November 18th and 19th.

What: NOLA Fall Jr. Grand Prix (STA/LTA-L5)
Where: Joe Brown Park Tennis Center
When: November 18th-19th, 2017
Who:  Children ages 8-18; 8s Red Ball, 10s Orange/Green Ball, 12s Green Ball, 12s-18s Yellow Ball

Register 10s Orange/Green Ball and/or 12s-18s Yellow Ball: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=196706
Register 8s Red Ball and/or 12s Green Ball:

Questions:   Email

NOMATA to hire Community Coordinator
The New Orleans Metropolitan Tennis Association is currently seeking an individual to fill the position of Community Coordinator. This position will concentrate on growing our existing youth tennis activities and establishing new programs to grow tennis among the youth in our community. The Coordinator will work closely with NOMATA and the Louisiana Tennis Association and interact with schools, tennis pros and tennis clubs and facilities with the goal of increasing the number of junior tennis players.
Compensation will be $20,000 annually plus additional earnings based on player participation in our Junior Team Tennis program.
NOMATA is making a commitment to improve and grow our youth tennis activities going forward. The Community Coordinator will have the full support of our Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will be someone interested and willing to contribute to growing tennis and one who is committed to achieving our goals over the next several years.
Interested individuals should submit their resumes and an explanation of the basis of their interest to Bob Browning, President of NOMATA at nomatapresident@gmail.com. Resumes should be received by November 30, 2017 with interviews to follow. We anticipate filling this position by December 31, 2017.
Hello all,
Laura, our Marketing Coordinator, will be leaving us at the end of January and we are in search of her replacement. Please find attached a posting for an open position with USTA Southern.

You can view more details on the position on the following:
Southern Web site (www.southerntennis.com > Contact Us > Job Listings)
LinkedIn Job Posting: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/474620866/

If you know of anyone that might be interested, please share. We plan to have someone in place to start at the beginning of the year.
Shelby Fitzpatrick
Director of Sales & Marketing
USTA Southern
5685 Spalding Drive
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
O: 770-368-8200 x109

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