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NJD Bag Check - Jimmy Arias - December 9, 2013
NJD is introducing a new, fun Web site feature and we want everyone to get in on it. Based on the popular Tennis Channel segments, we will highlight a player and list the contents of his or her tennis bag. Click on "Read more" to access all NJD bag checks and for instructions on submitting one.
NJTL of Trenton - Groundbreaking for New Pavilion
National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton (NJTLT) recently held a groundbreaking for the final phase of its Junior Champions Tennis Center at Cadwalader Park in Trenton. Dignitaries, including Mayor Tony Mack, USTA president Dave Haggerty, NJTLT executive director Rob Howland, NJTLT president Beth Deitchman, and former NJTLT president Amy Smith, each spoke at the brief ceremony. Following, VIPs were photographed with shovels and hard hats to signify the milestone.
Inaugural “Delaware River Rivalry” Youth Team Tennis League
Youth tennis players from Bucks County (PA) and Mercer County (NJ) enjoyed fun “cross-river” competition in the recently completed USTA Jr. Team Tennis Delaware River Rivalry League.
Condor Capital Charity Open Raises Funds and Provides A Day of Fun
What was the highlight of the Condor Capital Charity Open held December 3 at Courtside Racquet Club in Lebanon? For some, it would have been the clinic with current world-class pros Christina McHale and Alison Riske, and former pros Jimmy Arias, Luke Jensen, and Katrina Adams. Others may have left laughing while singing “NJ, NJ,” to the tune of “New York, New York,” which was performed by former Saturday Night Live comic Joe Piscopo with his own Jersey version.
NJTL of Trenton Announces Gala Details, Scholarship Recipients
The 21st Annual Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. The honorees are Princeton’s Ed and Judy Stier and McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union; and the scholarship recipients are Adaugo Oriji, Chinwe Oriji, Karina Almanzar, Jamir Holt, and Axe Owens.
Nancy Wilkins takes on huge job for national Special Olympics USA Games
Nancy Wilkins, Director of Tennis at Ron Jaworski's RiverWinds Golf and Tennis Club, has been volunteering to run tennis events for Special Olympics since 1988, but her next role will be her biggest, and it will be on an even bigger stage. Wilkins will serve as Tennis Commissioner for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. They will be held June 14-21 at various venues, with the tennis headquartered at the sprawling Mercer County Park tennis complex.
The Nassau Net Assets, the “Little Team that Could”, goes to Nationals
by Courtenay C. Hansen - I am a writer by trade, but not a sports writer. I was asked to write an account of our tennis team’s journey to play in the 3.0 18+ Nationals tournament, which would seem at first blush to be a sports story; however, it is really a story about a lovely group of women with a passion for tennis, family and friendship.
USTA Jr. Team Tennis Winter Leagues Forming Now
Winter leagues are forming now! Contact your local area league coordinator to register and start playing.
NJD teaching pro Ben Monroe has son on pro tour
Professional tennis player Nicholas Monroe has a growing New Jersey cheering contingent. Although he grew up in Oklahoma and played junior tennis in the Missouri Valley (MV) Section, Nicholas' dad Ben is a tennis teaching professional at Arrowhead Tennis Club in Medford and has been his only coach since he was 4, except for college. According to Ben, the members are aware his son is on tour and more and more of them are keeping up with him pretty diligently.
4.5 Men's team from NJD recaps National Championship experience
NJ District is proud of the teams that qualify for the USTA League national championships and highly encourage those teams to send us accounts of their experience. This one comes from Joe Kramer, captain of a 4.5 men's team, the Silverbacks, in the 40 & Over division. They didn't make the final four, but they were competitive throughout and this really drives home the point that it's not just about winning and losing.
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