LeagueTennis.com Newsletter
March 2008/ Issue 6
WINTER CITY CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED!

The Atlanta Singles and Texas Doubles Winter City Champions have been crowned!! There were lots of exciting and highly competitive matches.

The closest match was played by Alison McMillan & Christine Wilson who battled through three tie-break sets to determine the Atlanta Business Women's 2.5 City Champion Title. Alison edged out her opponent 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 to claim the title :)

And it was a real family event in Texas! In Houston, the brothers Luu played AGAINST each other in Men's Doubles Final match. Andy Luu & Hai Pham defeated Kien Luu & Dave Patangia to claim the men's 3.5 title. In Dallas, the brothers Furqan Sunny Azhar & Noaman Azhar (shown above right) defeated Kyle Bowman & Robert Johnson, to win the men's 4.0 title. Be sure to check out all of the Champions & Finalists below!

We would like to offer a very warm welcome to our newest cities, Austin & San Antonio. We will be starting in these cities with our singles leagues this Spring and our doubles leagues late Summer.

In Atlanta, we have added our Junior Singles leagues. So tell all of the Juniors you know to sign up TODAY as the first 400 players to register will receive a free pack of Ace Authentic Tennis Trading Cards! Also, if you are a Junior and you are crazy about tennis and keep up with the Junior Tennis scene, we are looking for a columnist for our Junior's Corner spot in our monthly newsletter. If you are a junior and you are interested, contact support@leaguetennis.com.

Our leagues are growing fast but we have a long way to go to achieve our goal of being the best flexible league in town! Every season we learn new things we need to be doing to improve the quality of the league for our players. We are working hard to become better with each passing season, and we have players who played our first Fall season who have remarked that we are getting better each time. So we thank everyone for their continued support and patience!

Sincerely,

The Staff at
LeagueTennis.com...Tennis on Your Terms!

IN THIS ISSUE:

Winter City Champions Announced!
Latest News
Our Sponsors
Netcord
Tennis & Fitness Tips
Atlanta Junior Leagues
In the Spotlight - Local Events
Good Sportsmanship Award Winner - Denise Lumpkin
Winter City Champions - cont'd
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SPRING LEAGUES
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HOUSTON / DALLAS DOUBLES REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, 4/4 @ MIDNIGHT!

LATEST NEWS


ALL SPRING LEAGUES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
Don't miss your chance to play! All of our leagues will be $5 this Spring ($20 off the regular price of $25) $1 from every paid registration goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Register Today!

ATLANTA JUNIOR SINGLES LEAGUES
LeagueTennis.com will launch their Junior Singles Leagues in Atlanta this Spring! Ace Authentic will be sponsoring the leagues and the first 400 juniors to sign up will receive a pack of Ace Authentic Trading Cards!

WELCOME AUSTIN & SAN ANTONIO!
LeagueTennis.com has launched in Austin & San Antonio this Spring. Welcome Austin & San Antonio!

OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM
Many of you have asked when our leagues will increase to $25 per season. We are not sure exactly when we will increase the price but wanted to remind players that you can avoid paying the $25 fee altogether by referring as few as 13 players to LeagueTennis.com. Our referral program pays Two LeagueTennis.com $$ each time a referral pays to play in our league. These $$ can be used to pay for future registrations or redeemed for gift cards. We EVEN give Two $$ now when we are only charging $5!! So start referring players now and you will never have to pay to play flexible tennis again. Read More

VIDEO TENNIS TIPS
We will be launching a monthly Video Tennis Tip in our April newsletter! These instructional tips will be specially created for LeagueTennis.com by Devilliers-Stafford Tennis Academy, home to some of the top juniors in the world including #3 in the girls 18 & under, Melanie Oudin. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words :)

NEED A PARTNER?  Find a Partner was launched on our Website in November! So don't let the lack of a partner keep you off the courts! Find a partner for any of our doubles leagues!

THESE PLAYERS NEED PARTNERS
These players are looking for partners for upcoming leagues. If interested, contact support@leaguetennis.com

  • HOU - 2.5 female in SW Houston needs partner for Business Women's Doubles
  • HOU - 3.0 female in West Houston needs partner for Mixed Doubles
  • DAL - 3.5 female in North Dallas, Irving, Coppell, Addison needs partner for Business Women's Doubles and/or Mixed Doubles
  • ATL - 2.5 male in Midtown Atlanta needs partner for Men's Doubles
  • ATL - 4.0 female in E. Cobb / Sandy Springs needs partner for Women's Doubles
  • ATL - 3.0 female in E. Cobb / Sandy Springs needs partner for Women's Doubles

 

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Contact marketing@leaguetennis.com
for sponsorship information.

NETCORD
Netcord is your total tennis site! Founded  in 1999, Netcord.com is built, managed and administered by tennis players.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia, home to the world's largest recreational tennis league ALTA, we have grown each year to become the all encompassing tennis site we are today. More than 16,000 USTA and ALTA teams have used our signature service to facilitate team communication since Netcord's inception.

People use Netcord for our service, to participate in our monthly raffles and trivia, to learn about upcoming events, to shop and for the fun. Now we are coming to Texas. Click on the link to view a demonstration of how Netcord.com's signature service can help you manage your league tennis team.

visit www.netcord.com

TENNIS & FITNESS TIPS
by Jeff Michaud


Share the Workout with Your Kids

Many people ask me if it's Ok to share a Personal Training session with there kids whether they are young children or Adults. For Adult Children the answer is a very simple yes. Sharing a session with adult child or even a another un-related adult gives the combination of advantages of sharing the cost, very important, for my clients at www.fitnesswithjeff.com can save more the 40% on the cost of a regular session per person. Secondly and more importantly builds a level of support for yourself and the other person, on days where I’m not coming out to do a session and where your not thrilled about working and might just say I won’t do it today the other person will hopefully step up and say lets hit the gym or the tennis cour etc. The more support a person has in there workout routine, diet or life style efforts the better. For personal training I recommend 2 times per week, now you should workout just about every day doing different exercises each day, please refer to my article entitled Workout routine, what to do on each day and that will cover the topic of what to do on each given day of the week. read more


Jeff Michaud is an Atlanta personal trainer and tennis instructor who can help you lose weight, improve your tennis game, train for your next triathlon and meet your personal fitness goals. He is USPTA & AMFPT CERTIFIED


Visit www.FitnessWithJeff.com

ATLANTA JUNIOR LEAGUES ARE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
FIRST 400 REGISTRATIONS GET A FREE PACK OF ACE AUTHENTIC TENNIS TRADING CARDS!


We are excited to announce the launch of our Junior Singles Leagues this Spring in Atlanta! We have 4 ages groups with beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in each age group. Registration is open through 4/28/08 for only $5 per player. Please be sure to tell everyone you know so we can keep the drive times to a minimum this first season!!

Ace Authentic will be sponsoring our Junior Leagues and the first 400 players to sign up will receive a pack of Ace Authentic Tennis Trading Cards! Be sure to let everyone know about our Junior Leagues!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - LOCAL TENNIS EVENTS

Don't miss these exciting events in your area!!

ATLANTA SPOTLIGHT


Netcord Ladies' Day at Magnolia Racquet Club

Information:   Netcord Ladies Day

Dates/Times: Friday, April 25 , 2008, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join Netcord for another fabulous Ladies' Day. We will be on the court from 9:30-12:00 featuring drills from some of Atlanta's top pros. Following drills, join us for a luncheon and peruse the "Sponsor Village." Margaritas and Michelob Ultra will be enjoyed by all.


DALLAS SPOTLIGHT


L.B. Houston Tennis Center Adult Drills

Information:   L.B. Houston Tennis Center

Dates/Times:

Tuesdays - 11 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesdays - 8 pm - 9 pm
Saturdays - 1 pm - 2 pm

All clinics are $12, just show up, first come, first served! 3.0 level and above


HOUSTON SPOTLIGHT


River Oaks U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships

Information:   River Oaks International

Dates: April 14-20, 2008

The 2008 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, an ATP International Series event, will be held at the River Oaks Country Club, keeping the second longest-running USTA National Championship in Houston. Only the US Open has a longer history. James Blake & Tommy Haas have confirmed their participation in this year's event. Tickets are on sale now!


GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNER - Denise Lumpkin, Riverdale, GA

LeagueTennis.com is excited to announce the winner of our March 2008 Good Sportsmanship Award, Denise Lumpkin of Riverdale, Georgia! Denise was one of the players in our 4.5 level Winter Singles league. Denise went out of her way to allow an accomodation for another player in our Winter City Champion Tournament, and adjusted her schedule to ensure that a first round match could be played. We've spoken to Denise several teams for "league business" and she is as nice a player as you will meet!

Denise 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. So please keep this in mind and don't let a moment of anger of frustration result in days of feeling badly about how you acted on or off the courts :) Treat other players as you would have them treat you!

So 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!

WINTER CITY CHAMPIONS & FINALISTS

DRUM ROLL PLEASE... We are proud to announce the Winter Atlanta Singles & Texas Doubles LeagueTennis.com City Champions & Finalists

Atlanta Business Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Alison McMillan
Christine Wilson
3.0
Samantha Schuster
Cassidy Bruce
3.5
Lauren McDow
Dianne Koulavaris
4.0
Omotayo Adeshigbin
Ashley Grattan-Smith
4.5
Charlotte Thompson
Christina Price

Atlanta Weekday Women's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Janet Zimmerly
Wanda Mosley
3.0
Leslie Dye
MayLynn Wilson
3.5
Caroline Nicholas
Janice Ockerman
4.0
Molly Lin
Judy Thomas

Atlanta Men's Singles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
2.5
Christopher Rechter
Scott Elder
3.0
Dennis Carder
Sheraz Syed
3.5
Rene Streng
Jim Barber
4.0
Eugene Woo II
Richard Armstrong
4.5
Gerard Ladson
Jorge Moretti

Houston Business Women's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Ginger Garwood & Jan Martin
Rosemary Price & Linda McSwain
3.5
Connie Anderson & Tina Buenzow
Margaret Ceconi & Annie Espinosa
-3.5
Katie Byrd & Barbara Stephens
Camille Nurre & Magda Tobias
4.0
Nikki Salverino & Kristine Agee
Hayden Heinecke & Jolie Allen

Houston Men's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Chuck Brown & David Wesley
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3.5
Andy Luu & Hai Pham
Dave Patangia & Kien Luu
4.0
Dalio Vela & John Biers
Ashutosh Redkar & Michael Weinstein

Dallas Women's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.0
Laycie Norris & Rene Kennedy
Nancy Murphy & Maryanne Faubel
3.5
Caroline Humphries & Angie Sieffert
Lisa Swirczynski & Lilia Hollis

Dallas Men's Doubles

LEVEL
CITY CHAMPIONS
CITY FINALISTS
3.5
Billy Wu & Kartik Jayaraman
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4.0
Furqan Ashar
Kyle Bowman & Robert Johnson

Fun Pics of some of our Champions & Finalists:


Charlotte Thompson
Atlanta 4.5 Bus. Women's Singles
City Champ


Kristine Agee & Nikki Salverino
Houston 4.0 Women's Doubles
City Champs


Christine Wilson & Alison McMillan
Atlanta 2.5 Bus. Women's Singles
City Finalist & City Champ


Ginger Garwood & Jan Martin
Houston 3.0 Women's Doubles
City Champs


Leslie Dye
Atlanta 3.0 Weekday Women's Singles
City Champ


Connie Anderson & Tina Buenzow
Houston 3.5 Women's Doubles
City Champs


Furqan Sunny Azhar & Noaman Azhar
Dallas 4.0 Men's Doubles
City Champs


Gerard Ladson & Jorge Moretti
Atlanta 4.5 Men's Singles
City Champ & City Finalist


Andy Luu & Hai Pham
Houston 3.5 Men's Doubles
City Champs


Kien Luu & Dave Patangia
Houston 3.5 Men's Doubles
City Finalists


Andy Luu & Hai Pham, Houston 3.5 Men's Doubles City Champs, shake hands with
Dave Patangia & Kien Luu, City Finalists
Congratulations to the Winners & Finalists!
   

 

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