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USTA Central Arizona Hosts First QuickStart Tournament

February 9, 2010 07:33 PM


USTA Central Arizona QuickStart Tournament # 1
Phoenix Tennis Center - Phoenix, Ariz.
February 7, 2010



Participants from the USTA Central Arizona QuickStart Tournament 1, held at the Phoenix Tennis Center on February 7.

USTA Central Arizona held the District’s first-ever QuickStart Tournament on February 7 at the Phoenix Tennis Center, welcoming several new juniors into the competitive aspect of tennis in a user-friendly way.

The starter tournament in February was a first of a series of these tournaments that will be held in 2010 in the greater-Phoenix metropolitan area. These QuickStart events are held for 10-and-under beginner players and use modified court sizes, lower nets and transition balls to ease children into playing matches. Participants were guaranteed at least three matches using shortened scoring formats on smaller dimension courts. Players in the tournament also received unique player dog tags for competing at the event.

Participants
 Katie Lambie         Jack Lambie       Michael Pacheco
 Micah Schulman    Aspen Smith      Hailey Stelse
 Alex Zamora         AJ Zamora         Marisa Gill
 Vivian Liebig          Remington Hall

Katie Lambie hits a backhand during the recent QuickStart Tournament in Phoenix.

A special thanks goes out to the parents of the participants as well. Many of them served as court monitors, scorekeepers and cheerleaders during their children's matches.  

USTA Central Arizona will also host a year-end QuickStart Invitational Masters Tournament based on participation in this series of events. The goal of the QuickStart series is to give juniors a taste of competitive play, build confidence and hopefully introduce them to team-based Jr. Team Tennis play, also using the QuickStart format.

These QuickStart tournaments are non-sanctioned, are not membership-based and are open to any 10-and-under beginner-type of player. For more information on QuickStart Tournaments or team play in the Phoenix area, contact USTA Central Arizona's Taylor Cochrane at (480) 639-6701 or cochrane
@phoenixtennis.com. 


USTA Central Arizona
2010 QuickStart Tournaments

 

2/7/2010 
Phoenix Tennis Center 
6330 N. 21st Ave.
Phoenix AZ 85015
Tournament ID# - 759321310
Entry Deadline: 2/1/2010

2/28/2010
Gene Autry Tennis Center
4125 East McKellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Tournament ID # - 759321410
Deadline: 2/22/2010

3/14/2010
Phoenix Tennis Center
6330 N. 21st Ave.
Phoenix AZ 85015
Tournament ID # - 759321110
Deadline: 3/9/2010

4/18/2010 
Phoenix Tennis Center
6330 N. 21st Ave.
Phoenix AZ 85015
Tournament ID # - 759321510
Deadline: 4/12/2010

5/2/2010 
Gene Autry Tennis Center
4125 East McKellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Tournament ID # - 759321210
Deadline: 4/26/2010

9/4/2010 
Phoenix Tennis Center
6330 N. 21st Ave.
Phoenix AZ 85015
Tournament ID # - 759321710
Deadline: 8/30/2010

10/3/2010 
Chandler Tennis Center
2250 South McQueen Road
Chandler, AZ 85286
Tournament ID # - 759321010
Deadline: 9/27/2010

10/10/2010 
Gene Autry Tennis Center
4125 East McKellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Tournament ID # - 759321810
Deadline: 10/4/2010

 

To register for these events, go to www.tennislink.usta.comand click on TOURNAMENTS. Enter the ID # into the Tournament ID # box and click Find It!

Click on the blue highlighted name of the tournament, then click on the red link Click here to register online. Enter the player’s USTA number into the box and follow the directions.

If the player does not have a USTA number, call the USTA Central Arizona office at 480-639-6701 to register.

 

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