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Mixed Doubles Teams Are Going To Nationals
Mixed doubles teams from NJD competed for a chance to move on to Nationals.
Jr. Player Organizes Event To Benefit Girls In Africa
After spending some of her childhood in Cameroon, Khatumu Tuchscherer wanted to organize an event to benefit girls in Africa. The African Girls Tennisthon raised money for Wellbody Alliance, which is a clinic in Sierra Leone that helped over 20,000 people in need of health care last year.
The Impact of the Special Olympics
Taylor Reese, a high school senior from Swedesboro, N.J. has been volunteering for Special Olympics since fourth grade. This year was Reese’s first experience as a volunteer at the Special Olympics USA Games, which were recently held in New Jersey. Here is Taylor’s story about her summer experience:
Going for Gold - Ray Truitt
It wasn't the first gold medal that Ray Truitt won, but his victory in the doubles finals at the Special Olympics USA Games meant a lot to him.
Using Grants To Promote Tennis - Jurie Swart
All it took for Jurie Swart to start 10 & Under Tennis in his community was a love of the game, a desire to introduce more kids to the sport and connecting with New Jersey District (NJD) people who could get him started with training and a grant.
Wanted: New NJD Board Members
USTA MS New Jersey District is currently looking for interested persons to serve on its 2015-2016 Board of Directors.
Rowan Students Create Tennis Community
Ali Salkowski really missed tennis. She decided to do something about it. As a student at Rowan University, Salkowski was disappointed that the school didn't have a varsity or club tennis team on campus. So in her sophomore year, the former high school player from Gloucester County (N.J.) started a USTA Tennis On Campus Squad. It’s since grown into something special, and what she calls the best decision of her college career.
Quite the Site: The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games
As Tennis Commissioner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, Nancy Wilkins is in the midst of minute details of the June 14-20 tennis portion of the games at Mercer County Park. The games will take over the entire park for the week, and her job is to orchestrate a minute-by-minute accounting of what will happen at the tennis courts. A volunteer orientation will begin each day, then daily clinics and activities will keep athletes excited and with plenty to do all day long.
2014 NJD Tennisfest
The 2014 Tennisfest in New Jersey featured 42 players competing at three levels: 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0. Because of rain, the event took place inside Shrewsbury Racquet Club.
A Surprise Finish: The Journey to USTA League Nationals
A 7.0, 55 and over USTA League team from Hopewell just kept winning, all the way to the title match at the national championships. It was a lifetime memorable experience, and teammate Mary Reath tells us what it was like.
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