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Family Foam Ball Tennis Tournament

The Premier Athletic & Tennis Club hosted a Family Foam Ball Tennis Tournament on February 27, 2016 to benefit Cause a "Racquet" for Diabetes. This video highlights some of the reasons why Family Tennis is the best kind of tennis. Read More

Cause a “Racquet” for Diabetes!

Join us for this family foam ball tournament! Tickets and silent auction to benefit the American Diabetes Association of West Michigan. This fun event takes place Feb. 27, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Premier Athletic & Tennis Club in Grandville, Mich. Download Document

Ferris State Club Tennis Hosts Play Day

Earlier this month the Ferris State Club Tennis team hosted a Play Day in Big Rapids, Michigan. Watch this video for highlights from the fun event! Read More

Western Michigan Welcomes New Junior Team Tennis Coordinator

The Western Michigan District welcomes Emily Fink-Craig as the new Junior Team Tennis Coordinator! Emily can be reached by phone at the District Office at 616-272-4340 and via e-mail at Emily@wmitennis.com. Chris Wilton has moved into the Associate Director position. Read More

Grand Rapids Team to Compete at Junior Team Tennis National Championship

The USTA Midwest Section Intermediate team from Grand Rapids will compete in the 2015 USTA Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships, held at the Cayce Tennis Center in Cayce, S.C. on Oct 22-25. Download Document
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Wheelchair Not a Barrier to Two State Championships

Dan Bolhouse, Varsity Boy’s and Girl’s Tennis Coach at Forest Hills Central High School (Grand Rapids, Mich.) talks to his players about overcoming barriers and being the best they can be. “Everyone has challenging times in sports, and in life,” he said. “It’s how we react and move forward which defines us as a person and a player.” Coach Bolhouse considers this an important message because he speaks from experience. Read More

USTA Midwest to Host Wheelchair/Adaptive Tennis Training May 21

USTA Midwest will host a Wheelchair/Adaptive Tennis Training May 21st at Lima Westwood Tennis Club. Morning session is adaptive tennis (conducted by Nancy Hoekstra), followed by the wheelchair training (conducted by Lynn Bender) after lunch. The evening will consist of an adaptive/wheelchair mixer open to public. Cost of just training is $35; with one hotel night $40; with two hotel nights $60. Registration online. Read More

Midwesterners Shine at ASICS Easter Bowl Championships

Midwesterners ruled on Sunday on the final day at the 49th Annual ASICS Easter Bowl as a longtime former Illinois resident Gianni Ross, and Westerville, Ohio, native Alexandra Sanford both won prestigious ITF singles titles at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Read More

WMU women's tennis team provides support for family of Brussels terrorist attack

Thanks to a former neighbor, the Western Michigan women's tennis team jumped at a chance to support the daughters of a victim from the tragic terrorist attack at Brussels' Zaventem international airport. Read More

ITA Summer Circuit

The ITA Summer Circuit is currently made up of eight regional circuits (East, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Central, Mountain, Texas and West) consisting of six consecutive open tournaments played during the months of June and July, leading up to the USTA/ITA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Indiana in August. Read More