Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kid's Summer Tennis Lessons, Camps, & Classes

Parents in Arkansas have a lot of options for this summer in selecting junior tennis camps /classes for their children. Below is a short list of quality instruction for junior and adult tennis lessons and programs across the state of Arkansas in alphabetical order of the cities in which they are located.
City/ Contact Name /Phone Number
Cabot / Chuck Cavin /501-570-6755

Conway / Chuck Cavin /501-570-6755

El Dorado /Eric Sixby /870-814-5122

Fayetteville/ Jake Shoemake/ 479-204-1009

Greenbrier / Chuck Cavin / 501-570-6755

Heber Springs / Chuck Cavin/ 501-570-6755

Hot Springs/ Ronnie Bran /501-624-2153

Jonesboro /Gary Jones /870-932-6556

Little Rock/ Chuck Cavin / 501-570-6755

Maumelle / Chuck Cavin / 501-570-6755

Morrilton / Chuck Cavin / 501-570-6755

Texarkana/ Billy Power/ 903-244-4061

Vilonia / Chuck Cavin / 501-570-6755

Sunday, May 10, 2009

League Tennis Fair Play and the NTRP Rating System

The popularity of team tennis under the USTA League System is reaching record levels of attendance. As a competitive form of recreation, there is greater need to enforce the rules that are presently set in place. The need for quality state league coordinators and sectional league coordinators are imperative to ensure a fair playing field for all parties involved. The local league coordinators have a closer view to the actual participants and should play a more active role in assessing and verifying the skill levels before forwarding grievances to the sectional committees. Self-rating applicants should be held accountable for falsifying skill levels. Too many times the local district and sectional officials do not follow the present NTRP guidelines in rating skill levels. This negligence creates an unbalanced playing field for all participants.
Can the present system be fixed? Give us your opinion! League Tennis is fun and every tennis player knows-it is more fun to win!