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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

Love for Tennis Never Subsides for Former WMTA Players

Some former WMTA players still like to get together for some tennis! As written by RD Ferman, from left to right: RD3, 1992 boy's 16's Sportsmanship award winner (want to be known for more than my dominance on the court); Dan Swan, former Purdue standout and one of the few decent human beings to play on the Okemos high tennis team; Ryan Shockly, former Portage High and KCollege star; and Rick Ferman former WMTA president. Glad to see you are still having fun! Read More

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
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Midwest Captures 2015 Mixed 18 & Over 7.0 National Championship

A mixed tennis team from Wilmette, Ill., representing the USTA Midwest Section, captured the national title at the USTA League Mixed 18 & Over 7.0 National Championships held at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson, Ariz. Read More

USTA Midwest Releases New Junior Competition Newsletter

USTA Midwest Section has launched a new Junior Competition E-Newsletter. Players, parents, and coaches can expect to receive important information each month about junior tournament play in the USTA Midwest Section. More importantly, the newsletter will be an opportunity to celebrate on-the-court successes of junior tennis players in the Midwest Section, honoring those who exhibit great sportsmanship, and provide educational opportunities for players, parents, and coaches. Read More

Gothard, Harris and Rice Highlight USTA/Midwest Fall Award Winners

Sylvia Gothard (Homewood, Illinois) will receive the 2015 USTA/Midwest Section Mel Bergman Award, the Section’s most prestigious award. The Kent Harris Family of Indianapolis, Indiana, will receive the Section Family of the Year Award. Fred Rice (Indianapolis, Indiana) will receive the Section Stan Malless Award. All three award winners will be honored on February 5, 2016, during the USTA/MIdwest Section Annual Meeting in Chicago. Read More

Mark Branaman Honored by Central Indiana Association as Volunteer of the Month

The Central Indiana Tennis Association (CITA) is proud to honor Mark Branaman as this month’s featured volunteer in recognition of his outstanding efforts and service to tennis. Read More

ARTA looks to build 4 tennis courts in Gaylord

Alpine Regional Tennis Association (ARTA) recently held a successful public information reception at the Otsego County Sportsplex in Gaylord. Over 50 attendees viewed exhibits of ARTA accomplishments over the last three years, pictures of local courts in deteriorating condition, and drawings by the Sidock Group for a new public four-court tennis complex that could become a reality at the Otsego County Sportsplex. Read More