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NJD League Teams go the Distance!

This year 10 NJD teams advanced to Nationals, including 2 Junior Team Tennis teams! This is a great showing by the New Jersey District and we'd like to thank everyone who played, helping to make for another successful year of USTA League Tennis. One of these teams was the 18 and under Intermediate Nassau Godz 'n Goddezzez. They competed this past weekend at Nationals in South Carolina making it all the way to the championship match! We asked the Nassau Tennis Club Junior Team Tennis members.. Read More

Choking in Tennis: Causes and Interventions

What is choking? It is not simply losing a winnable game. A tennis player with a commanding lead in the final set falters and allows an inferior player to “steal” the match. This reflects what is commonly referred to as a “choke.” It is performing significantly worse than expected given one’s skill level despite one’s desire for superior performance in the presence of substantial incentives. It is more than impaired performance; it is the process that leads to the impaired performance; e.g., distraction via thinking of the consequences. Choking is believed to be caused by two totally different, but not mutually exclusive mechanisms – a) distractions which use up a limited amount of cognitive resources or b) unnecessary self-focused analysis of an already well learned skill. Who is most susceptible to choking? Read More

NJTL of Trenton is hosting the 2015 Capital Cup on September 27th!

NJTL of Trenton's 2015 Capital Cup, Charity Tennis and Family Dinner, will occur September 27, 2015, at the Trenton Country Club. This year's event will honor Ann Loprinzi, columnist for the Times of Trenton. For more information, including how to register, please visit Read More

Frank - The Mailman Delivers

The Frank V. Cuiule Summer Classic Tennis Tournamnet sponsored by the Princeton Tennis Program is being held Saturday, July 11th. While registration is closed, spectators are welcome to attend and watch some tennis starting at 9:00 a.m. at Veterans Park in Hamilton. Frank was born on August 2, 1924 in Trenton, NJ. His mother and father, Antonio and Cristina Cuiule, immigrated to America several years earlier from Calabria, Italy. Frank had two siblings, Vincent and Mary; both are diseased. Read More

6th Annual Trenton Short Course Championship is a Success!

On Tuesday, April 21st, the National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton held its 6th Annual Trenton Short Court Tennis Championship at the Junior Champion Tennis Center at Cadwalader Park. More than 250 students played in the Championship, the culminating event of the NJTL of Trenton's Physical Education Program, which brings tennis into elementary and middle schools in the Trenton and Hamilton area. Read More

The Storied Career of Anne Baxter Humes

Anne Baxter Humes has truly distinguished herself in the USTA tennis community! For over forty years, she has contributed to the growth of tennis, not only in the New Jersey District, but in Middle States and at the National level, as well. When I first agreed to write an article on Anne Humes for NJD, I thought I would be writing about her recent retirement as the Administrative Director, Office of the President of the USTA. Hearing how she dealt with five USTA presidents over ten years would definitely be interesting news, not to mention the excitement and challenges of managing the President's Suite at the US Open. Read More

Guidelines for Supportive Parents

David A. Feigley, Ph.D., Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council, provides 12 guidelines for concerned parents who strive to support their young tennis players. Read More

Slammin' for the Cure is a Smash!

The 2015 Slammin' for the Cure raised $3,410 to benefit the Virtua Foundation's Tyanna Barre O'Brien Breast Care Comfort Fund. Read More

A Tennis Twist on the Polar Bear Plunge

On January 2nd, a number of brave tennis players tore themselves away from their warm, cozy homes to brave the elements to play tennis in the 1st annual Polar Bear Tournament at Atkins Park in Sewell presented by “Win3Break3”. Read More

Party at the Net!

Hey NJD League players! Want a night of FREE tennis? Includes clinics, round robin, pizza & drinks! All you have to do is invite a new "tweener" tennis player...someone between the ages of 18 and 40 to join you. Read More

Fireballs Heat Up the Competition

Congratulations to the Princeton Tennis Program Fireballs who won the Middles States Sectional Championships for Tri Level 3.5/4.0/4.5 and will be representing Middles States and the New Jersey District at the Tri Level Championship held in Indian Wells, California. Read More

Introducing the 2015-16 NJD Board of Directors

A list of the members of the 2015-16 New Jersey District Board of Directors. Read More

Calling All USTA NJD Adult Team Captains

Information about the start of the 2015 USTA League Tennis season. Read More

NJD Announces District Award Recipients

Section and District Award recipients, as well as No. 1 ranked players, will be honored at the New Jersey District Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 19th at the Laurel Creek Country Club. Read More

NJD Announces New Officers and Directors for the 2015-16 Term

The two year term of President Carol MacLennan and her board expires at the end of 2014, and a new board will take over in January. Here are the new board members and officers, as recently announced by the Nominating Committee. Read More

NJTL of Trenton News

The NJTL of Trenton had another year full of great events, impressive accomplishments, and promises of things to come. First up, the 22nd Annual Gala: Saturday, Mar. 21, Hyatt Regency Princeton, honoring Don and Eileen Conway and Johnson & Johnson. Read More

USTA League Captains Recount Their Experiences at USTA League Nationals

This is USTA National Championships season, and NJD is well represented this year. Thirteen adult teams and a Jr. Team Tennis teams from NJD represented Middle States at their respective championships. Two more adult teams and one junior team were out of Pennsylvania but had New Jersey players on their roster. Read More

Tennis On Campus Section Championships Take Place At Mercer

The University of Pittsburgh are headed to Nationals after winning the 2014 Middle States Tennis On Campus Section Championships. The University of Pennsylvania, Penn State and Carnegie Mellon also received bids to Nationals. Read More

Call for Award Nominations

Know someone who's active in tennis, has had a positive impact on tennis in NJD Middle States and is worthy of recognition? Why not nominate them for a 2014 Middle States award? Nominating is easy! Read More

College Coaches Hand Over The Reins

Two long-time New Jersey college tennis coaches, Ed Torres and Phil Birnbaum, have retired. Read More

Join A USTA League

There are plenty of current USTA League opportunities available in the NJ District. Read More

A Tennis Legacy: Remembering Bill Stoner

A huge piece of Mercer County tennis history was lost upon the Sept. 1 passing of Bill Stoner at the age of 93. His relentless passion for the game began when he first learned to play after high school. He loved it immediately and never wavered. Read More

NJD Teams Fare Well At USTA League Sectionals

NJD is headed to Nationals in four of the 11 divisions that competed at Middle States League Section Championships over the weekend. Read More

USTA 18s League Champions Are Crowned

Eight NJD USTA League teams have advanced to the Middle States Sectional Championships, where teams will compete against the other five districts to qualify for the ultimate prize, the National Championships. Read More

Juniors Enjoy a Play Day in NJ

A Jr. Team Tennis Play Day was held August 3 at Veterans Park in Hamilton, NJ, to introduce kids to the concept of Jr. Team Tennis. But it was more than that. Read More

Mixed Doubles Teams Are Going To Nationals

Mixed doubles teams from NJD competed for a chance to move on to Nationals. Read More

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. Read More

Save the Date: Cryan Tennis Tournament - July 27-August 3

This is a save the date for the 2013 Cryan Tennis Tournament. The dates will be Saturday, July 27th through Saturday August 3rd. Read More

USTA Jr. Team Tennis Kids Donate to Food Bank

A vacant storefront along busy Route 70 in Cherry Hill was recently put to good use. The Eldridge and Long families teamed up to collect donated food items and funnel donations to area food pantries for two months to help food banks low on supplies to get replenished. Read More

MacLennan assembles team and begins presidency

Carol MacLennan has served the USTA Middle States New Jersey District (NJD) in four different roles under six district presidents spanning some 15 years. When the Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club teaching pro and tennis event coordinator became president in January, she brought with her experience and a thorough knowledge of the inner workings of NJD. Read More

Dianne Solomon of Haddonfield named new NJD Chair for Officials

Dianne Solomon was appointed by NJD president Carol MacLennan as the NJD Chair for Officials. She will serve on the MSATO Council for the next two years as the NJD representative. NJD has 11 officials certified in Middle States and two provisionals. Read More

Ellen Williams Honored with Mangan Award

The Mangan Award is USTA Middle States’ highest recognition of achievement and service, having been awarded throughout the past four decades to local tennis leaders who inspire, lead, and grow tennis each and every day. In a group of past honorees that includes Judy Levering, Merv Heller and so many more, Ellen Williams fits right in. Read More

NJTL of Trenton student and former NJTLT ED go to Washington

Dan Faber, NJTLT's former executive director, and member of USTA National Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee attended the second annual "Advocacy Days" in Washington DC on May 9-11. Read More

New Jersey High School State Tournament Crowns Champions

In the hotly-contested New Jersey high school state tournament concluded on June 6 at Mercer County Park, top seeded Maverick Lin of Highland Park won the title match in three sets over second seed Nick Bradley of Waldwick to become the state singles champion. In doubles, Millburn’s Andrew Nolff and Evan Imegwu, the second seeds, downed Ben Hyatt and Jonathan Holtzman, the first seeds, of Newark Academy, also in three sets, for that title. Read More

Mercer County Tennis Hall of Fame Display Debuted

The Mercer County Tennis Hall of Fame now has a permanent home, and what a home it is. The county graciously decided to call the former clubhouse in its Mercer County Park tennis center the Hall of Fame Building. The entire building was completely renovated, and the charming main level now contains an impressive hall of fame display. A ribbon cutting and reception was held Thursday, with 12 of the 18 living inductees present for the special occasion and three others represented by family members. Read More

Ng Stays Focused on the Team

From her individual state championship in New Jersey, to countless wins in USTA tournaments, Taylor Ng dominated the local tennis scene en route to scholarship offers, accolades and much more. But when she arrives at Dartmouth College for the first time in a month, there’s not much question about what she’ll remember most about her stellar junior career. Read More

Mark Tepes, Medford, NJ, Named to Italia Cup International Tennis Team

Mark Tepes (Medford, NJ) will represent the United States (and Middle States) at the 33rd ITF Seniors World Team Championships in Antalya, Turkey. He will join the other top American tennis players (men and women) in age divisions 35-55 to compete March 18-23, 2013 at the Ali Bey Resort on slow red clay. Read More

Anthony E. Severino - October 13, 1927 - September 6, 2013

It was with great sadness that USTA MS NJD learned of the passing of local tennis aficionado, Tony Severino. Tony was a long-time resident of Haddonfield and a dedicated member of the Haddon Field Club. He served on the USTA MS New Jersey District board for several terms in various positions, and was instrumental in updating and revising board policy for the District. He was a PTR-Certified tennis Instructor, and a well-known attendee at the annual PTR symposium in Hilton Head. Read More

USTA League District Championships 55 & Over Results

The USTA League District Championships for the 55 & Over division was completed Sept. 6-8, and four teams are moving on to the Middle States Sectional Championships in Lancaster. Read More

NJD USTA League Coordinator Reports - Update August 23

New Jersey District Area League Coordinator has provided the latest USTA League news as of August 23. For more information on getting involved in USTA Leagues, contact Sharon Narsiff at Read More

A Captain Beyond USTA Tennis

The Green Knoll Strikers, a 7.0 mixed doubles team from the New Jersey District, did not qualify for nationals, but they are about so much more. Two team members tell why their captain is the best. Read More

Annual Cryan Tournament a Huge Success

The James E. Cryan Memorial Tennis Tournament is like no other. The 300+ players and spectators who converged on Mercer County Park July 27-August 3 were awed by the level of community support, with throngs of people going from one court to another during the week-long event to observe high-quality tennis and to enjoy the social camaraderie that goes on throughout the week. Read More

40 & Over 4.0 USTA League Team from Mercer County Finishes Second at Nationals

The Mercer County 40 & Over 4.0 USTA League men's team, captained by John Bower, came in second place at National Championships. Check out the captain's writings as he takes us through all the drama, strategies, happenings, and excitement of the weekend. Read More

Westfield squad suffers tough loss at nationals

After a regular season culminating in a Middle States Section title, the 3.0 men's USTA League team from Westfield, captained by Aaron Keith, traveled to the league finale, the national championship. The 18 & Over event was held in Tucson, Ariz. September 27-29. Read More

USTA National Father and Son Indoor Championships

Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club has hosted the USTA National Father and Son Indoor Championships for over 20 years, and another banner event is now history. This tournament, one of the stops on the national father-son, four-stop, circuit, has indeed amassed a storied history and tradition. Read More

Neha Uberoi: Former Middle States Player and WTA Tour Pro Discusses “Was it Worth it?”

Neha Uberoi is from Princeton, NJ. She played on the WTA Tour from 2003-2008 reaching a career high ranking of 196 in singles and 110 in doubles. Neha graduated from Princeton University in June 2012 and is currently working for a healthcare technology startup based in Princeton, NJ. Read More

The death of Larisa Vaynberg brings to light the powerful influence of a teaching pro

Popular Princeton Tennis Program tennis teaching professional Larisa Vaynberg passed away on June 19, and the outpouring of love and support that ensued demonstrates just how much a tennis teacher can affect people’s lives. Read More