December 17th, 2014

Tennis Briefs(3): USTA Campus Showdown, Pro Circuit WC Events

General News Adult Tennis News

Florida Southern College to Host Jan. USTA Campus Showdown

Florida Southern College and coach Trish Riddell will host a co-ed USTA Campus Showdown event on Jan. 17, 2015 on the Florida Southern College campus in Lakeland, Fla.

USTA Campus Showdowns are fun, competitive one-day events held on college campuses that are open to all — college and high school players, juniors, adults, league players and weekend hackers. Singles and doubles are usually offered at the events, which give junior and college players opportunities for varied competition and a chance to see college campuses and college life.

The events also help the host colleges build stronger ties between college programs and the local tennis community.

For more information contact Riddell at

Jacksonville USTA Flex Tennis League Winners; Registration Open

Ultimate Tennis flex leagues, presented by USTA Florida, will kick off the upcoming flex season in Jacksonville, Fla., with registration deadlines of Jan. 9 for doubles and Feb. 7 for singles leagues.

Flex leagues are specially designed to meet the demands of today’s busy lifestyle by providing competitive match play for those with limited playing time. Flex leagues match players of equal skill levels into local playing divisions using a convenient flexible match scheduling system. Seasons consist of 5 to 7 matches and top players in each division may continue playing for city championships in optional season-ending playoffs. also provides players with state-of-the-art online tools to efficiently manage their season. Players can review match results, scout opponents, follow friends, report scores, and access playoff draws all with the click of a mouse.

2014 Winter City Finals Results:

Singles Winners:

Men’s 3.0: Marcus Hand
Men’s 3.5: Gautam Varma
Men’s 4.0: Michael Morgan
Women’s 3.0: Sandra Boney
Women’s 3.5: Melissa Rios-Cameron
Women’s 4.0: Sue Barker

Doubles Winners:
Men’s 3.5: Tripp Brendle/Griffith Brown
Women’s 3.0: Amanda Crews/Camila Becker
Women’s 3.5: Susan Bogicevic/Shelly Hamilton
Mixed 3.0: Amanda and David Phipps
Mixed 3.5: Amy and Steve Cochran

To register or for more information about leagues in your area go to USTA Florida members can receive registration discounts — in the Jacksonville area e-mail for the discount code.

Plantation Tennis Wild Card Events for Men’s, Women’s Pro Circuits

Frank Veltri Tennis Center and the Plantation Community Tennis Corporation, a USTA Community tennis Association, will host two Plantation Open wild card events in December and January in Plantation, Fla.

Players can compete for a main draw wild card into either the Plantation Community Tennis Open Men’s $10,000 Futures (F1) or the Plantation Community Tennis Open Women’s $25,000 Challenger (C1), both USTA Pro Circuit events. The Plantation Community Tennis Open Men’s will be held on Jan. 2-11, 2015.

The women’s wild card event will be Jan. 3-5, 2015, with a Jan. 1 deadline. The Plantation Community Tennis Women’s $25K Challenger will be held Jan. 10-18, 2015.

Entry fees are $60 for singles only, $20 for doubles only, and $70 for singles and doubles.

To register or for complete info go to