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  By Henry Wool

  Grade 7, Edmunds Middle School

My favorite place is the tennis court. Everything about it gives me a joyful sensation.

Running, my shoes squeaking and skit­tering as I run to hit the ball. Pop! The ball striking off my racquet, the strands of the ball now stuck to it.

Playing the point, trying to execute every shot and place the ball in the cor­ners; then the happiness - being satisfied with myself or if not, trying to pick out the things I did wrong and correct them.

The game of tennis gives me happiness, pleasure and joy. I feel the sun beaming on my face, the ball bouncing; I am alive and free.

~~ Burlington Free Press – October 5, 2013

 
 
 
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Alex Blanchard is New Tennis Service Rep


USTA Vermont is excited to announce that Alex Blanchard has been hired by USTA New England as the new Tennis Service Representative (TSR) for Northern Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. A lifelong tennis player, Alex is a 2014 graduate of the University of Vermont where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Communication. Alex’s marketing and community relations background includes internships with the Vermont Lake Monsters baseball team and UVM Event Operations. Find out more! Read More
 

Burlington Waterfront Tournament

Tashiro Wins Men's A Singles - John Tashiro continues to have a solid year on the Vermont tournament scene. The top-seed in the Burlington Waterfront Tournament this weekend lived up to the top billing by beating Evan Greer in the final 6-2, 6-1. And Fitzgerald/Katz won the Men's Doubles. Read on to find out the details! Read More
 

Champlain Valley Junior Tennis League Individual Winners Crowned

The long-standing tradition of the Champlain Valley Junior Tennis League (CVJTL) Individual Tournament continued at The Edge - South Burlington (Kennedy Drive) July 26-27 with 44 singles and 38 doubles players. Read on to find out the winners and finalists. Read More
 

The Woody Classic

The Woody Classic, http://www.woodyclassic.com, is a fun, wooden racquet tennis tournament taking place at Burlington Tennis Club August 8-10th benefitting The King Street Center. It is a lively tournament with great courts, music, crowds and spirit. Players entering the Woody are expected to be competitive players (USTA 4.0 or higher). Once again be giving away OVER $10,000 IN PRIZE MONEY. The Woody warm up will take place August 4-7 for singles & doubles fun (Mens, Women's & Mixed Doubles). Read More
 

2014 Vermont Senior Games Tennis Championships


The 2014 Vermont Senior Games Association (VSGA) Tennis Championships, sponsored by USTA Vermont, will be held on Saturday, September 6th at the Quechee Club (www.quecheeclub.com) on their 8 beautiful Har-Tru courts. Click on Read More for the details! Read More
 

2014 10U Play Days


USTA Vermont will be hosting a number of Kid's Play Days at various locations this summer. Find out the locations and register today or just show up! Click on "Read On" to find the locations and times. Read More
 

2014 Junior Grand Prix Schedule


USTA Vermont is hosting five Grand Prix events this summer. These tournaments earn Vermont ranking points. Results and rankings are posted on www.ustavermont.com at the end of the summer. Hey kids - join in, have fun, and meet new tennis firends. Click on Read More for the dates and locations. Read More
 

USTA New England Interim Co-Executive Directors


USTA New England announces the appointment of two long-serving, experienced staff members to serve as Interim Co-Executive Directors of the association, effective immediately. John Bresnahan, Director of Finance and Accounting, will work alongside Heather Anastos, Director of Competitive Tennis, to fill the vital role of leading the association in the short term. Read More
 

Teaching Lifetime Lessons through a Lifetime Sport


Stowe’s 12U USTA Vermont Junior Team Tennis players were shocked to see some of their opponents in their July 19th against the King Street Center, a team comprised of resettled refugees, set out on the clay courts in socks and even bare feet. Moved by this eye-opening encounter, the young Stowe players became inspired to make a difference in their new friends’ lives and resolved to provide the King Street players with proper gear and equipment. Read the full story! Read More
 

2013 USTA Vermont Junior Rankings

In the U12 Boys, Sam Walker was #1 with a total of 1630 point acquired through 10 tournaments and Josh Ashooh was #2 with a total of 1035 points acquired through 7 tournaments. The scholarship recipients were Diane Benedicto and Nathaniel Wells. Click on Read More to see the complete list of rankings. Read More
 

Tennis Fun at Burlington's Kids Day


Tennis and USTA Vermont starred on Saturday at Burlington’s Kids Day, Vermont's largest children's festival with attendance of up to 5,000. Kids and parents had a ball on the three mini-courts giving 10 and Under Tennis a go. A big thank you from USTA Vermont to all the volunteers. See more pictures! Read More
 

Kim Mihan Named PTR Vermont Member of the Year


Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards next month during the 2013 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, is being held May 2-5 at the new Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Read More
 

2013 League Restructuring

Changes are coming in League tennis begining in the fall of 2013. The changes cited are pending USTA New England approval. The information includes approximate times when the various divisions will be played in Vermont. Read More
 

Wendy Watson is 2012 Vermont Volunteer of the Year


Wendy is a “lifer” in tennis. She gained her passion for tennis from her parents who have been avid players all their lives. Growing up at Phillips Exeter Academy and then moving to Hanover, NH where her parents were tennis and hockey coaches at Dartmouth College, Wendy had many opportunities to play and compete. She played #1 singles and doubles at Hanover High School for four years, where she won the doubles state title in her junior and senior years before heading in 1983 to UNH to play. Read More
 

Vermont Dream Project

Vermont Dream Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 2009. Its mission is to support and create projects that provide healthy, affordable, and educational opportunities to enrich life. Presently, Vermont Dream Project, Inc. is supporting four main community projects: Racquet Replay Program, Souls for Sneakers, Community Tennis Courts, and Sister City Programs. In 2012, hundreds of racquets were given away and shared through the community library program. Learn more. Read More
 

New Englanders on 2013-2014 USTA Committees

Congratulations to the New Englanders who have been appointed to serve on 2013-2014 USTA committees! New England is well-represented with individuals serving on twenty-nine committees. Find out who will be representing New England! Read More
 

USTA New England Staff Promotions

Congratulations to Alex Hinckley, Sarah Rice, and John Bresnahan who were recently promoted at USTA New England! Find out more about the responsibilities of these dedicated USTA New England staff. Read More
 

Hartley and Hulsen Win National Senior Tournament

The Vermont team of Kristin Hartley and Jeanne Hulsen won the 45 Women's Doubles in the Fiesta Bowl Open held December 5–9, 2012 at the Scottsdale Athletic Club & Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Check out the full results and find out more about the event! Read More
 

USTA Serves Awards Grants to Vermont Organizations

The Boys & Girls Club of Rutland and King Street Center in Burlington are recipients of grants from USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association. The Boys and Girls Club received $6,000 to expand tennis programming and King Street received $10,000 for Kids on the Ball! Read More