LeagueTennis.com Newsletter
February 2009 / Issue 13
AND THE WINNERS ARE...

We just love announcing our City Championship results because we love to see so many bright smiling faces! If you don't think flex tennis is fun and competitive, then you obviously haven't looked at the pictures of our champions & finalists! Here is a little preview but be sure to check out the complete results below.

Left: Kyler Bang 10 u / C Level Champ,
Below: Tommy Bryan & Bill Anders, 3.0 Men's Doubles Champs.


We are happy to announce our January and February Good Sportsmanship award winners, Alyssa Fountain & Geanette Cammack, Each will receive a 1 year subscription to Tennis Life Magazine!

Please help us by continuing to support our league sponsors - they provide prizes and giveaways for YOU! I Play Tennis, Atlanta League Sponsor, PGA Tour Superstore, Texas League Sponsor and Ace Authentic, Junior League Sponsor. And be sure to visit Genewize and Yaya Tennis Academy, our February newsletter sponsors.

Don't miss out on the upcoming Marietta Slam Event featuring Robbie Ginepri & John Isner. We will be giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner in the month of February!

All Spring leagues are OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! If you have earned LeagueTennis $$, you can now manage your account online and apply your credits to your registration at checkout!

LeagueTennis.com continues to grow, and we simply couldn't do it without you. We advertise and market our league in various ways, but most of our growth comes from good old-fashioned word of mouth. We want to encourage you to continue to spread the word, it is the best way to help us grow the league. And more players means shorter drive times and better competition! We ask you to take a moment and send this newsletter to all of your friends, family and members of your tennis teams!

So as always, have fun on the courts!!

Sincerely,

The Staff
Tricia, Prashant, Susie, Nicole
LeagueTennis.com...Tennis on Your Terms!

IN THIS ISSUE:

And the Winners Are...
Latest News
Movers & Shakers Art Exhibit
Our Sponsors
Marietta Slam
Davis Cup Bus Tour
Securing Wins with the Return of Serve - Active.com
Atlanta Junior Leagues
Complete Fall City Championship Results
Good Sportsmanship Award Winner
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LATEST NEWS

SPRING LEAGUES ARE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
Don't miss your chance to play! Register by 2/22/09 to be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to the Marietta Slam featuring Robbie Ginepri & John Isner. Register Today


SPRING REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

  • Adult Singles - 3/31/09 (schedules published 4/6/09)
  • Junior Singles - 3/31/09 (schedules published 4/6/09)
  • Doubles - 4/13/09 (schedules published 4/20/09)
  • Mixed Doubles - 4/13/09 (schedules published 4/20/09)


ATLANTA JUNIOR SINGLES LEAGUES
Atlanta Junior singles continues this Spring - help us grow this league by telling every junior you know! Ace Authentic sponsors the junior league and all junior players will receive a pack of Ace Authentic Trading Cards!


NEED A PARTNER?  Don't let the lack of a partner keep you off the courts! Find a partner for any of our doubles leagues!

 

MOVERS & SHAKERS ART EXHIBIT
The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia Salutes the Young Movers and Shakers of the Georgia Art Scene. A work by Atlanta Tennis Pro, Brett Smith is featured! All works by these exciting Georgia artists are for sale during the exhibition. January 31 - March 21, 2009. more info

 

2009 IMPROVEMENTS!
We are pleased to announce the following improvements in 2009!

  1. More time between playoff matches and regionalized early rounds to minimize drive times
  2. City Champs will be required to move up a level if their winning % in the regular season was 55% or above
  3. LeagueTennis $$ are now managed online and can be applied towards registration fees when making a payment.
  4. More exciting features including head-to-head stats to check out how you and your opponents compare
  5. More players, shorter drive times and better competition!

 

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MARIETTA SLAM

Tickets on Sale Monday, 2/9/09 - Visit TandSEvents.com for more information

DAVIS CUP BUS PACKAGE

We know lots of you have already bought your tickets to see USA take on Switzerland in Birmingham, Alabama, March 6th - 8th. If you have and you are still deciding how to get there and where to stay, then you won't want to miss this exciting offer:

 

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"USA vs. SWITZERLAND DAVIS CUP" Tennis Weekend Getaway

Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8, 2009

 

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You must reserve space by Wednesday, 2/4/09!

SECURING WINS WITH RETURN OF SERVE
by Matthew Dale / Active.com

The serve is widely considered to be the most important shot in tennis. It's the only stroke you completely control.

But if the serve is the game's most crucial stroke, the return of serve ranks a close second, seeing as how you hit it on roughly 50 percent of all points.

Angel Lopez, who has coached professionals ranging from Zina Garrison to Michael Chang to Alexandra Stevenson, breaks the serve down to a couple of critical elements.

Before your opponent strikes the ball, study their toss. If you're playing a right-hander and they toss the serve to their right, odds are they're trying to hit the ball to your right. The closer the ball is to their head, the more likely they're trying to smack the ball down the middle of the court. If they toss the ball behind their body, get ready for a high-bouncing kick serve...

Read full article

Find more tennis tips and instructional videos on Active.com: http://www.active.com/tennis/

ATLANTA JUNIOR LEAGUES!
REGISTER AND GET A FREE PACK OF ACE AUTHENTIC TENNIS TRADING CARDS!


We are excited to announce the Spring 2009 season of our Junior Singles Leagues is open for registration. Leagues are only $10 per season, all year round! That is over 50% less than other flex junior leagues PLUS we offer an exciting citywide championship tournament at the end of each regular season to crown the city champions at each age group and playling level.

Ace Authentic is sponsoring our Junior Leagues and all Spring players will receive a pack of Ace Authentic Tennis Trading Cards!

FALL CITY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

DRUM ROLL PLEASE... We are proud to announce the Fall LeagueTennis.com City Champions & Finalists! Each of our Adult City Champions receive bag tags, t-shirts & $25 gift cards, and our Junior City Champions receive bag tags and t-shirts.

Atlanta | Austin | Dallas | Houston | San Antonio

Atlanta Weekday Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Cheryl Bonno
Blanca Gavino
3.0
Amanda Clement
Leslie Dye
3.5
Cheryl Sacristan
Julie Egan
4.0
Michele Camay
Angel Nowlin-Brunson

Atlanta Business Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Nichelle Pate
Kathryn Crawford
3.0
Janet Robertson
Carletta Cunningham
3.5
Preethi Reddy-Veluri
Wanda Loggins
4.0
Sheelagh O'Malley
Denise Huntley
4.5
Denise Lumpkin
Carmen Sarmiento

Atlanta Men's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Joey Gilkey
James Kinney
3.0
Billy Edge
Bruce Jacobson
3.5
Jim Heinz
Julio Trinidad
4.0
Jonathan Reed
Henry Vincent
4.5
Jorge Moretti
Charles Newberry

Atlanta Weekday Women's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Kathryn Crawford & Kelly Donahue
Vivian Hoff & April Marler
3.0
Amanda Clement & Pimo Frederick
Alice Thelen & Shannon Stone Hare
3.5
Kim Hamilton & Paige Bulloch
Michele Hobbs & Hourieh Clark
4.0
Pam Livesay & Cheryl Cheyney
Julie Bennett-Desmelik & Debra Blake

Atlanta Business Women's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5

Stephanie Storie & Kathryn Crawford

Monique Drewry & Kelli Humphrey
3.0
Laura Buckman & Geri Suckow
Peggy Berry & Saundra Linen
3.5
Kemnetta Pillette & Tracy Booker
Peggy Berry & Saundra Linen
4.0
Christy Butler & Deborah Clark
Christy Darby & Debbie Risken

Atlanta Men's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Tony Brown & Ron Storie
Yariv Sivan & Amir Sabo
3.0
Bill Anders & Tommy Bryan
Bob McWhorter & Erik Hall
3.5
Douglas Page & David Vogel
Gerard Ladson & Thomas Douglas
4.0
Vince Rountree & Chuck Timilty
Johnny Moretti & Jorge Moretti

Atlanta Mixed Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5

Buffie Cole & Jim Cole

Lilya Williams & Terry Williams
3.0
Carmen Sarmiento & Alejandro Pueblo
Michael Sheff & Amanda Clement
3.5
Gary Neher & Sue Besch
David Vogel & Pam Butler
4.0
Chrissy Kuhs & Darren Clark
Debbie Risken & Tim Hannifin


Atlanta Junior Girl's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
10 u / C
Caroline McDonald
Katherine Gall
10 u / C+
Nicole Hartley
10 u / B
Vanessa Streng
Maya Aravapalli
12 u / C
Madison Boswell
Claire Philpott
12 u / C+
Isabelle Castro
12 u / B
Bailey Towles
Brianna Sequeira
14 u / C
Anna-Marie Thompson
Katie Layton
14 u / B
Alexis Adams
Elizabeth Slaughter
17 u / C
Skylar Gould
Paige Jordan

Atlanta Junior Boy's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
10 u / C
Kyler Bang
Paxton Gillespie
12 u / C
Brantley Evans
Adam Piendel
12 u / B
Preston Walter
Preston Lahmann
12 u / A
Will Harper
Evan Ryan
14 u / C
Kyle Hudson
Tyler Regelsky
17 u / B
Will Smith
Alejandro Guzman

Fun pics of some of our Atlanta Champions & Finalists:


Cheryl Bonno
City Champ
2.5 Weekday Women's Singles


Cheryl Bonno (Champ)
Blanca Gavino (Finalist)
2.5 Weekday Women's Singles


Amanda Clement (Champ)
Billy Mac (Future Tennis Pro)
3.0 Weekday Women's Singles


Amanda Clement (Champ)
Leslie Dye (Finalist)
3.0 Weekday Women's Singles


Michele Camay (Champ)
Angel Nowlin-Brunson (Finalist)
4.0 Weekday Women's Singles


Nichelle Pate
City Champ
2.5 Business Women's Singles


Kathryn Krawford (Finalist)
Nichelle Pate (Champ)
2.5 Business Women's Singles


Carletta Cunningham (Finalist)
Janet Robertson (Champ)
3.0 Business Women's Singles


Preethi Reddy-Veluri
City Champ
3.5 Business Women's Singles


Joey Gilkey
City Champ
2.5 Men's Singles


James Kinney
City Finalist
2.5 Men's Singles


Billy Edge
City Champ
3.0 Men's Singles


Billy Edge (Champ)
Bruce Jacobson (Finalist)
3.0 Men's Singles


Billy Edge (Champ)
Enrique Soto (Playoff Participant & Friend)
3.0 Men's Singles


Jim Heinz
City Champ
3.5 Men's Singles


Julio Trinidad
City Finalist
3.5 Men's Singles


Henry Vincent
City Finalist
4.0 Men's Singles


Jorge Moretti (Champ)
Jorge Jr (Future Champ)
4.5 Men's Singles

Stephanie Storie & Kathryn Crawford
City Champs
2.5 Business Women's Doubles


Monique Drewry & Kelli Humphrey
City Finalists
2.5 Business Women's Doubles


Monique Drewry & Kelli Humphrey (Finalists)
Stephanie Storie & Kathryn Crawford (Champs)
2.5 Business Women's Doubles


Geri Suckow & Laura Buckman (Champs)
Geannette Cammack & Alyssa Fountain (Finalists)
3.0 Business Women's Doubles

Tracy Booker & Kemnetta Pillette (Champs)
Saundra Linen & Peggy Berry (Finalists)
3.5 Business Womens Doubles


Debbie Risken & Christy Darby (Finalists)
Christy Butler & Deborah Clark (Champs)
4.0 Business Women's Doubles

The name game:
2 Debs, 2 Christys, and
4 middle names of Lee (or Leigh)..Wow!



Pimo Frederick & Amanda Clement
City Champs
3.0 Weekday Women's Doubles


Paige Bulloch & Kim Hamilton
City Champs
3.5 Business Women's Doubles



Tommy Bryan & Bill Anders
City Champs
3.0 Men's Doubles


Tommy Bryan & Bill Anders
City Champs
3.0 Men's Doubles


Tommy Bryan & Bill Anders
"YOURS"


Erik Hall & Bob McWhorter
City Finalists
3.0 Men's Doubles


David Vogel & Douglas Page
City Champs
3.5 Men's Doubles


Gerard Ladson & Thomas Douglas
City Finalists
3.5 Men's Doubles


Chuck Timilty & Vince Rountree
City Champs
4.0 Men's Doubles


Vince Rountree
Prepares for the big night
at Midtown Athletic Club

Terry Williams & Lilya Williams
City Finalists
2.5 Mixed Doubles


Michael Sheff & Amanda Clement
City Finalists
3.0 Mixed Doubles


Sue Besch & Gary Neher
City Champs
3.5 Mixed Doubles


Pam Butler & David Vogel
City Finalists
3.5 Mixed Doubles


David Vogel & Pam Butler (Finalists)
Sue Besch & Gary Neher (Champs)
3.5 Mixed Doubles


Chrissy Kuhs & Darren Clark
City Champs
4.0 Mixed Doubles


Debbie Risken & Tim Hannifin
City Finalists
4.0 Mixed Doubles


Kyler Bang
Boys 10u C
City Champ


Adam Piendel (Finalist)
Brantley Evans (Champ)
Boys 12u C


Will Harper (Champ)
Evan Ryan (Finalist)
Boys 12u A


Will Harper shakes hands with Evan Ryan


Will Harper prepares for a forehand


Evan Ryan on the run


Caroline McDonald (Girls 10u C Champ)
Nicole Hartley (Girls 10u C+ Champ)



Anna_Marie Thompson
City Champ
Girls 14u C


Katie Layton
City Finalist
Girls 14u C


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Austin Business Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Suzanne Scott
Linda Pfitzner
3.5
Shanna Bayer
Rita Cuadra
4.0
Tullia Calcagnile
Jacqueline Davis

Austin Men's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Albert Bellard
Tim Villasana
3.5
Easwar Dharmarajan
Trenidad Longoria
4.0
Thomas Thrower
Scott Dale

Fun pics of some of our Austin Champions & Finalists:


Suzanne Scott
City Champ
3.0 Business Women's Singles


Trenidad Longoria (Finalist)
Easwar Dharmarajan (Champ)
3.5 Men's Singles

Thomas Thrower
City Champ
4.0 Men's Singles


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Dallas Weekday Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Jill Feiler
Patricia Pier
3.5
Beth Welch
Phyllis Blomstedt

Dallas Business Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
JoAnn Morley
Martha Pederzini
3.5
Momoko Funahara
Nicole George

Dallas Men's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
John Lippert
Rajasekaran Ramakrishnan
3.5
Bill Chandler
Rajesh Krishnamohan
4.0
Hassan Shams
Diwaker Dewan
4.5
Vince Nguyen
Russ Urquhart


Dallas Business Women's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.5
Dusti Kuehne & Amy Dabbous
Boriana Ilieva & Francine Sherman Hall

Dallas Men's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
4.0
Kyle Bowman & Robert Johnson
Ramesh Subramanian & Sudharsan Selvakumar

Dallas Mixed Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Missy Neagle & Dwayne Neagle
Sebastian Gluzman & Boriana Ilieva
3.5
William Murray & Gayle Giles
Diamond Pantaze & Elaine Travis
4.0
Yva Hensley & Kyle Bowman
Don Pierce & Lynn Park

Fun pics of some of our Dallas Champions & Finalists:


Jill Feiler (Champ)
Patricia Pier (Finalist)
3.0 Weekday Women's Singles


Hassan Shams (Champ)
Diwaker Dewan (Finalist)
4.0 Men's Singles


Robert Johnson & Kyle Bowman
City Champs
4.0 Men's Doubles


Sudharsan Selvakumar &
Ramesh Subramanian
City Finalists
4.0 Men's Doubles


Kyle Bowman & Yva Hensley
City Champs
4.0 Mixed Doubles



Don Pierce & Lynn Park
City Finalists
4.0 Mixed Doubles

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Houston Weekday Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Sandra Webb
Alicia Jackson
4.0
Linh Ly
Kim Cao

Houston Business Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Trena Bennett
Christi Clancy
3.0
Jessica Luera
Ashley Holthaus
3.5
Efi Meadows
Annabelle Sillus
4.5
Trisha Luong
Wendy Elsey

Houston Men's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Todd Wiggs
Riley Bates
3.5
Nicolas Pena
Al Rodenburg
4.0
Roger Osorio
Dang Huynh

Houston Business Women's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Charlotte Peters & Ashley Holthaus
Michele Kadlecek & Jenae Niko
3.5
Brenda Tolbert & Dianne Harris
Lera Wong & Karla Griffith
4.0
Kristine Agee & Nikki Salverino
Tammy Tolar & Lyn Shepherd

Houston Men's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.5
Johnathan Louviere & Nestor Gonzalez
Tom Dornak & William French
4.5
Jesus Capo & Camilo Rodriquez
Donald Dupuis & Paul Wallace

Houston Mixed Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Riley Bates & Anong Bates
John Kim & Nancy Zhang
3.5
Elena Kennedy & Brad Michalchuk
David Vining & Angela Deese
4.0
Jennifer Pillion & Marcus Pillion
Mehmet Sezgin & Paola Pelaez

 

Fun pics of some of our Houston Champions & Finalists:


Sandra Webb
City Champ
3.0 Weekday Women's Singles


Sandra Webb (Champ)
Alicia Jackson (Finalist)
3.0 Weekday Women's Singles


Kim Cao
City Finalist
4.0 Weekday Women's Singles


Ashley Holthaus (Finalist)
Jessica Luera (Champ)
3.0 Business Women's Singles


Annabelle Sillus (Finalist)
Efi Meadows (Champ)
3.5 Business Women's Singles


Brenda Tolbert & Dianne Harris
City Champs
3.5 Business Women's Doubles

Nikki Salverino & Kristine Agee (Champs)
Lyn Shepherd & Tammy Tolar (Finalists)
4.0 Business Women's Doubles



Johnathan Louviere & Nestor Gonzalez
City Champs
3.5 Men's Doubles


Johnathan Louviere crushes a backhand


Nestor Gonzalez aces is opponent


Jesus Capo & Camilo Rodriguez
City Champs
4.5 Men's Doubles


Paul Wallace & Donald Dupuis (Finalists)
Jesus Capo & Camilo Rodriguez (Champs)
4.5 Men's Doubles


John Kim & Nancy Zhang (Finalists)
Anong Bates & Riley Bates (Champs)
3.0 Mixed Doubles



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San Antonio Men's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.5
David Grubaugh
Nagesh Chede
4.0
Manny Martinez
Evyn Helber

 

GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNER -January & February, 2009
Alyssa Fountain & Geanette Cammack, Georgia

LeagueTennis.com is excited to announce the winners of our January & February 2009 Good Sportsmanship Awards!

Alyssa Fountain & Geanette Cammack were nominated by one of their playoff opponents who said they were "fierce competitors and displayed some of the best sportsmanship encountered in the League." Alyssa & Geanette earned the title of City Finalist last Fall but we think that good sportsmanship award winner is the best title of all!

We are proud to to have players like Alyssa & Geanette in our league! Each will receive a 1 year subscription to Tennis Life Magazine for being such a good sport!

We want to stress to all of our players that Good Sportsmanship is critical to the success of our leagues. Treat others as you would have them treat you! And, if you experience a notable case of Good Sportsmanship while participating in our leagues--WE WANT TO KNOW! Just send us an email at support@leaguetennis.com with the details along with the names of the players involved! We will highlight the winners in our monthly newsletters and on our Website!



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