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Paul Bentley’s family tree filled with tennis coaches

Paul Bentley’s grandfather didn’t have a lot of disposable income to invest in his children’s athletic pursuits back in the day. The late Bud Bentley had 11 children. Enough said. However, the Bentleys lived near Martin Luther King Park, which meant they could walk to the courts and play tennis all day for free. Read More

Williamston tennis player considered one of nation's top prep prospects

Williamston junior Sara Daavettila was born into the tennis world. Her mother, a Northville native, played tennis for four years while at Western Michigan University. The sport has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Read More

West Ottawa's Nick Schnobel signs tennis scholarship at Western Michigan

hen Nick Schnobel was deciding where he wanted to play college tennis, he wanted an opportunity to play — and play against the best in the nation. The West Ottawa senior got that chance when he signed a national letter of intent to accept a tennis scholarship at Western Michigan University. The Broncos are a Mid-American Conference power, and regularly challenges for the league title to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I tournament. Read More

College Students: You Can Play USTA League On Us

The USTA/Midwest Section wants college students to feel the love of USTA League Tennis. Learn how you can participate and let the USTA/Midwest Section cover your 2014 USTA League Fee.* Read More

District Championship News

The District Championships will take place Aug. 1-2 and provided a weekend full of great tennis and super fans!!! This year our host site is Michigan State University Outdoor Courts located on the corner of Chestnut and Wilson Avenue. Read More
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USTA Pro Circuit Announces “Illinois Swing” Tournament Series

Today USTA announced the USTA Pro Circuit “Illinois Swing”, which is comprised of four tournaments in Illinois from July 17 – August 16, 2015. Read More

Last Week to Register for US Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifier

USTA announced that the US Open National Playoffs will be held for the sixth season this year. New this year, the US Open National Playoffs will include a men’s and women’s doubles competition. Players can continue to compete in both men’s and women’s singles, as well as mixed doubles. Midland Community Tennis Center (Midland, Mich.) will host the USTA/Midwest Sectional Qualifier which takes place June 12-16, 2015. Read More

Win Money in Adult Tournament Series

Are you a collegiate player looking for some extra competition this summer? Try out our new Game, Set, Money tournament series! Winners and finalists of these events win prize money for each event. These series will use UTR for seeding where possible. Each event is one-day, and players must have played in one of the first two events in order to enter the third and final tournament. Read More

USTA Midwest Seeks Award Nominations

USTA Midwest is currently seeking nominations for its 2015 Awards. Know someone who has made great contributions to tennis this past year? Don't let them go unrecognized! Deadline to submit a nomination is May 31st. Read More

Lynn Bender: Haitian Sensation

Knowing that she was ready to challenge herself and do something “outside her comfort zone”, Lynn Bender decided to accept an invitation from the ITF to travel to Haiti with the mission of exploring what tennis opportunities currently exist and what needs there may be, especially in the area of Wheelchair Tennis - her specialty. Read More