Archive for the ‘Tennis’ Category

Junior team tennis

October 20, 2009

Fayetteville-Cumberland is offering Junior Team Tennis next month. Want to learn more?

Check out the flyer.



Wizards Tennis Association Tournament results

July 13, 2009

Got this link in my e-mail this morning about the results from the recently completed Wizards Tennis Association Tournanent over at Mazerick Park.

Check out the results here.

Tennis camps

June 11, 2009

Tennis ballFrom our friend Nathan Walls…

Junior Tennis Camp

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation will be offering a junior tennis camp Aug. 10-14 from 9 a.m.-noon for ages 7-13 at Mazarick Park. Campers should bring snacks and drink each day. All equipment will be provided! Cost is $50. Register at your local recreation center. Call Ted Lepper at 433-1576 or James Parker at 433-1392 for more information.

Youth & Adult Tennis Lessons

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation is offering youth and adult tennis lessons each month through December. Participants meet once a week for one month at local parks. Lessons are being offered separately for ages 6-9, ages 10-17 and adults only. Times and dates are subject to change. A monthly session costs $40. Private individual lessons are available for $25 an hour. Proper tennis attire is recommended. Equipment is provided. Register at your local recreation center. For more information, contact Ted Lepper at 433-1576.

Dogwood Festival Tennis Tournament

March 18, 2009

This came in late yesterday. If I didn’t have a USTA event that weekend, I’d be playing for sure…

Men and women tennis players are invited to participate in the Dogwood Festival Tennis Tournament April 24-26 at Mazarick Park in Fayetteville.

Events include: Men’s Open, Ladies Open, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Play begins on April 24 with food served on April 25. The finals will be held on Sunday, April 26.

The cost to enter is $20 for singles and $30 for doubles. Register at your local Fayetteville-Cumberland recreation center or call Ted at 433-1576.

Junior Team Tennis update

January 27, 2009

It seems there have been some changes to the proposed Junior Team Tennis format for Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department.

Check out the flyer for more.

Putting a racket to autism

November 13, 2008

I never paid too much attention to autism when I was young. I didn’t care much about it as a young adult, either.

Now, I think about it all the time.

My six-year-old son, Ethan, deals with the disorder on a daily basis, which means I also do.

That’s why I think it’s so cool that Meagan Cain, a senior at St. Paul’s High School, organized the Serving for Autism Tennis Tournament this past weekend.

The event, which served as her senior project, helped raise awareness for autism while raising a little money for an organization I’ve gotten to know pretty well – the Autism Society of North Carolina.

The bad weather last Saturday condensed the schedule a bit, causing an aging reporter to have to play two matches in sucession on a Sunday afternoon.

I’m happy to report that mind won out over body, and at the risk of using a newspaper no-no, a good time was had by all.

Here’s the link for some pitcures from the event.