Youth Tennis News

News and blog posts related to USTAFlorida Youth Tennis programs and Florida tennis

Tennis ‘Where Are They Now?’: 2004 USTA Florida State Jr. Champion Nina Pantic

| Pro Tennis , General News , Bobby Curtis Junior State Championships , Adult Tennis News , Youth Tennis News , USTA Pro Circuit

USTA Florida’s “Where Are They Now?” series catches up with some of the former junior winners of the USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Championships, which each year crowns the top Florida juniors in the boys’ and girls’ 18-10 age groups. Nina Pantic won the USTA Florida Junior State Closed (now known as the USTA […]

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Jacksonville Tennis Blog: 2017 Local Youth Calendar; Local USTA League Leader

| General News , Adult Leagues , Courtside , Adult Tennis News , Youth Tennis News , Junior Team Tennis , Junior Tournaments , Blogs , Team Tennis Challenges

Neighboring Clay County Made Run at 2016 USTA Florida League Championship Cup Broward County won the inaugural USTA Florida League Championship Cup last league season with six USTA Florida League Sectionals titles, but Jacksonville’s neighboring Clay County had a stellar run, winning four Sectionals titles and staying in the race to the very end. In […]

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Friday Tennis Blog: Nadal Taking a Break; Fed Cup; More

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DAVIS CUP/FED CUP NEEDS A STAR-POWER JOLT The International Tennis Federation is promising changes to the beleagered Davis Cup and Fed Cup formats — and in the meantime it seems many of the top players are putting a hold on participation. Last week world No. 2 Novak Djokovic was the lone player in the Top […]

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Tennis Briefs(4): One-on-One Doubles, Free USTA 10-Under Membership, More

| General News , Adult Tennis News , Youth Tennis News , Junior Tournaments

New USTA Florida Jr. Endorsement, Aging-up, Additional Rules for 2017 USTA Florida has adjusted the Endorsement Rule for junior competitive tournament players, and also the aging-up rule in accordance with rankings, ranking schedules, and draw sizes in 2017. Players wishing to be endorsed for USTA National Championships will no longer be required to play and […]

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14-year-old Osuigwe Wins ITF Grade 1; More Tennis Coming to Florida Keys

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Florida Jr. Profile: Bradenton’s 14-year-old Osuigwe Cruising with ITF Grade 1 Paraguay Title by Colette Lewis, USTA Florida junior tennis contributor Fourteen-year-old Whitney Osuigwe was born into tennis, with her father Desmond working as a coach at the IMG Academy in Bradenton for the past 19 years.  After winning the Junior Orange Bowl 12s title […]

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Margate Turns Skateboard Park to Tennis Courts, Shows Blueprint for Growing 10-Under Play

| General News , Youth Tennis News , USTA Florida Foundation

City funding, a former coach of Serena and Venus Williams, and fervent USTA 10 and Under Tennis program enthusiasts have come together to turn an abandoned skateboard park into permanent 36-foot kid-sized tennis courts in Margate, Fla. Located just northwest of Ft. Lauderdale, the courts in the City of Margate at Firefighters Park are the […]

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Tampa Tennis Blog: Girl Scouts Earn Tennis Patch; Suncoast TOC; More

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McMullen Helps Girl Scouts Earn Tennis Patch In January more than 30 Girl Scouts attended a clinic and training at the Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex. Clearwater’s Recreation Programmer Lori Burdell and tennis pro Emilio Gonzalez helped them earn their Girl Scout Sports Patch in tennis. “They just need to come to tennis three times […]

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