December 2008 / Issue 12
|WINTER SINGLES REGISTRATION ENDS 12/29/08!
Adult & Junior Winter Singles leagues start 1/5/09 and registration ends 12/29/08. Don't get so busy with the holidays that you forget to register!
The Infinite Energy Atlanta Slam was a huge success! Congratulations to our ticket drawing winners, Li Wei, Hannah Giddings and Rachel Gaston. Pictured above is Li Wei and his dad at the event!
Looking for some last minute holiday gift ideas? Be sure to check out these great deals from our sponsors, I Play Tennis, Ace Authentic, PGA Tour Superstore and Genewize!
We are happy to announce our December Good Sportsmanship award winner, Robin Baker, from Hoschton, Georgia. Robin will receive a 1 year subscription to Tennis Life Magazine!
LeagueTennis.com continues to grow with over 8500 registrations in 2008! We have some exciting things planned in 2009 including starting Winter 2009, a revamped playoff system with regionalized early rounds and more time for each match!
So let us say to everyone, thank you for your continued support. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!.
Tricia, Prashant, Susie, Nicole
LeagueTennis.com...Tennis on Your Terms!
IN THIS ISSUE:
• Winter Singles Registration Ends 12/29/08!
• Latest News
• Our Sponsors
• Last Minute Holiday Deals from Our Sponsors
• 10 Tips for Faster Serves - Active.com
• Atlanta Junior Leagues
• In the Spotlight - Social Tennis Groups
• Good Sportsmanship Award Winner
• Quick Links
• Learn More
• Find a Partner
• Register for a League
• Refer Players
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WINTER LEAGUES ARE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
Don't miss your chance to play! Did you know that $1 from every paid registration goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America? Register Today
WINTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
- Adult Singles - 12/29/08 (schedules published 1/5/09)
- Junior Singles - 12/29/08 (schedules published 1/5/09)
- Doubles - 1/12/09 (schedules published 1/19/09)
- Mixed Doubles - 1/12/09 (schedules published 1/19/09)
ATLANTA JUNIOR SINGLES LEAGUES
Winter will be our 4th season of Atlanta Junior singles - 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!
REGISTRATION FEE & REFERRAL PROGRAM
This Winter our Houston & Dallas leagues have increased in price to $10. In addition, we are targeting Spring 2009 to increase the price of all of our Adult leagues to a regular price of $20 and our Junior leagues to a regular price of $10.
This is still a great value - 30% to 50% less than other flexible tennis leagues!
Also, consider that you can avoid paying the $20 fee altogether by referring as few as 10 players to LeagueTennis.com. Our referral program pays Two LeagueTennis $$ each time a referral pays to play in our league. You keep earning each and every season they play - not just one time!
REFERRAL ACCOUNTING AUTOMATION
Referral Accounting Automation will be launched 1/1/2009! This new functionality will allow you to track the details of your LeagueTennis $$ online as well as apply $$ to your registration fee at checkout!
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!
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
Atlanta League Sponsor
Texas League Sponsor
Junior League Sponsor
LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY DEALS FROM OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS!
I Play Tennis - Atlanta - All clearance items are 50% off in December (Adidas, Prince, Wilson, Fila, Tail and Balle de Match). Visit www.iplayatlanta.com for directions
Ace Authentic - Special 20% Holiday Sale (20% will be discounted upon checkout from our online store). Visit www.aceauthentic.com
PGA Tour Superstore - Frisco & Plano Stores - All men's & ladies apparel 40 to 70% off. Some discontinued lines are 50% off and are priced as marked. Visit www.pgatss.com for directions
Genewize - Let your genes do the talking, give the gift of a lifetime! Visit www.lifemapnutrition.com/healthteam for more information
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Purchase Video Gift Cards online from BGCA in $25 and $40 increments and a percentage of every purchase benefits BGCA. Visit www.bgcavideostore.com
Smile Brite - Holiday Special Do-it-yourself teeth whitening kit, now only $50 or two for $90. Visit www.smilebrite.biz
Stringing By Jonathan - New customers mention LeagueTennis.com for a discount on your first racquet stringing. Visit www.stringingbyjonathan.com
10 TIPS FOR FASTER SERVES
by Tomas Mencinger / Active.com
After you have learned the basic tennis serve technique and have become quite consistent, it's common to feel the urge to really whack the ball and send a rocket towards your opponent.
You try to hit the ball hard, use all the strength in your body and somehow the serve just doesn’t seem to respond to your efforts.
In fact, it seems that it’s going even slower now.
Here are 10 tips to help you serve faster:
1. Loosen up! Don’t grip the racket so tight, loosen your whole body and swing freely at the ball.
2. Think “fast” instead of “hard.” The tension of your body starts in your mind.
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 4th season of our Junior Singles Leagues in Atlanta! Winter registration ends at midnight 12/29/08 - still only $5 per player that is 50% off the future price of $10 per season. Our junior leagues are more than 50% less than the price of other flex leagues! Please be sure to tell everyone you know so we can grow the Junior leagues quickly!!
Ace Authentic is sponsoring our Junior Leagues and all Winter players will receive a pack of Ace Authentic Tennis Trading Cards!
IN THE SPOTLIGHT - Social Tennis Groups
LeagueTennis.com is a great way to play fun, affordable, competitive tennis. But there are also lots of social tennis groups available for players who want to supplement their league play with pick-up games, mixers and round robins. We have searched the Web for some of the best in each of our cities! In fact, many of our players are members of these groups so check them out!
Atlanta | Austin | Dallas | Houston | San Antonio
East Cobb Tennis Group
Calling all tennis players! Get ready for your LeagueTennis.com match by coming out to hit with East Cobb Tennis! Start your own pick up game (PUG) or schedule matches with members at your convenience. The group has evolved from 6 players from the Harrison Tennis Center in East Cobb Marietta and surrounding areas. The group gets together for friendly pickup games, round robins, mixers and social events. Free to join!
Atlanta Area Tennis Meetup Group
Meet other tennis players in the Atlanta area. This meetup is for players of all levels. Events are at different Atlanta tennis venues and range from pure social events to competitive events with an emphasis on fun. Meet new people who are just as interested in tennis as you are.
Austin Tennis Meetup Group
Meet other players through meetup events and by browsing player profiles. This group organizes meetups for players of all skill levels.
Dallas Metroplex Tennis Meetup Group
This group is designed to match up players with similar skill levels and court convenience. This group has regular meetups throughout the week but members are welcome to contact one another to form meetups of their own.
Houston Tennis Players
For all players in the Houston area, regardless of ability. Players are matched up based on skills and location. Join in and have fun.
Alamo City Aces
If you play tennis in the San Antonio area, this group is for you. Join to find matches, or discuss the local pro shops, courts, clubs, etc.
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNER -December, 2008
Robin Baker, Hoschton, Georgia
LeagueTennis.com is excited to announce the winner of our December 2008 Good Sportsmanship Award!
Robin Baker has played in our singles and mixed doubles leagues since Spring of 2008. She was nominated by a singles opponent who was so impressed by Robin's behavior that she took the time to tell us about it. Among other things, she said that "playing the 2.5 Business Singles Championship with Robin was a wonderful experience. She is friendly and shows great sportsmanship. Although I lost, I enjoyed playing with someone so nice."
We are proud to to have players like Robin in our league! She
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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