Beginning Monday, April 4th at 9:00 AM, we will be holding lessons for those who are interested in working on their tennis game. New to tennis, or seasoned players, our lessons are geared toward stroke development, error detection and correction with emphasis on technical improvement.
The 1 1/2 hour lesson is provided by PTR Certified Instructor: Ron Barron PTR-I, who has designed a program for beginners to get you playing and enjoying the sport of tennis in less time than may think. Juniors, Adults and Seniors: Everyone can play tennis, so sign up and lets have some fun!
The following schedule is available and updated instantly for you to schedule the perfect time to get yourself on the court!
Click on the link to check the schedule.
Dick Gorman USTA Southwest Hall of Fame recipient has passed away at the age of 82. Gorman was a guiding light for tennis in the USTA Northern New Mexico area, particularly the Albuquerque area.
Gorman had been involved with USTA Southwest tennis for much of the last four decades, as a player, volunteer, board member, and even as a writer. Gorman founded the “Sun Country Tennis” newspaper, and was a longtime chronicler and advocate of tennis happenings in the Northern New Mexico areas.
He was also the first-ever president of the Community Tennis Association of Albuquerque (Now, USTA Northern New Mexico). He served on USTA Northern New Mexico’s board of directors from 1992-98, and on the USTA Southwest board from 1994-98.
A late arrival to the game (Gorman picked it up in his 30’s), Gorman was a consistent player of both leagues and tournaments, helping to set up the Adult Grand Prix circuit. He helped arrange travel teams of senior players to participate in European tournaments. For his continued service to the game, in particular his involvement in Albuquerque, Gorman was inducted into the USTA Southwest Hall of Fame in 2002.
Gorman continued playing the sport he loved well into his 80s. Born in Utica, New York, and a graduate of Notre Dame, he received his master’s degree from Georgetown University and two subsequent PhD in psychology and philosophy from Fordham University.
“He was a good friend to everyone in our tennis community,” said former USTA Southwest president and Albuquerque resident. “He was a former psychology professor, so he was obviously very bright and very vital. Everyone knew who he was and was very fond of him. He always bragged on and was so supportive of everything we tried to do to grow tennis.”
Gorman passed away in his longtime home of Albuquerque on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.
Reprinted from: USTA Southwest News
Photo by: Ron Barron
The 2010 Coleman Vision 75K Pro Challenger is again being held at Tanoan Country Club September 19th through the 26th and the list of talented players that are expected to participate in this years event continues to grow.
This Professional Challenger event is one of only five 75K dollar events in the country has been attracting quality talent from the professional tennis ranks since it’s Albuquerque debut in 1999. Alexandria Stephenson, Brenda Schultz-McCarthy and Michelle Larcher DeBrito are just a few that have been a part of the Coleman Vision Championship in past years with this years list of talented players developing as no exception.
A host of activities are planned for this years event which includes fast start clinics for mid-school and for seniors in the 55+ bracket, Kids Day on Tuesday and Thursday, silent auctions and a whole lot more! This is the annual tennis event that you don’t want to miss.
For more information, check out the Coleman Vision website: COLEMAN VISION
Proceeds from the Coleman Vision Championship benefits the “New Mexico Youth Tennis Foundation” a non profit organization designed to “Promote Education and Opportunity through tennis” for New Mexico youth.
The schedule will be posted here as well as draw information so check back with us for updates.
The New Mexico Tennis Challenge ladder has been revised. Formerly an exclusive Jerry Cline Tennis Center ladder operated by the City of Albuquerque, NMTENNIS.COM has taken over the administration of the program and will continue to provide support for the ladder without disruption.
One of the advantages of this change is that we now have the opportunity to improve and add several new features to the program that will encourage more players to take advantage of this service.
Some of the upcoming changes to the program is that we are now adding Doubles to the challenge system. You will have the opportunity to participate with other members of the doubles ladder to challenge anyone on the list. This is a great way for USTA teams to get in some much needed match play before their particular league season gets underway.
We are in the process of developing a very aggressive plan for the ladder which will be expanded to include several different levels as well as new locations to encourage a broader range of matches for all our members. If you are interested in participating in the challenge ladder, sign up here and we will be sending you our new welcome package on how to get on the league. ITS FREE and you don’t have to be a USTA member to participate.
Click on the navigation link under pages: NEW MEXICO TENNIS CHALLENGE LADDER
The Lobo Club is hosting a Doubles mixer and family Barbeque this Saturday 05/01/2010 at 3:00 PM. This is a blind draw tournament where you partner is picked out of a hat! (Maybe you will be matched up with the club pro!?!)
The event is open to everyone and the cost is only $17.00 dollars for non members and $14.00 dollars for all Lobo Club members.
This is a great way to have some fun, play a little tennis and work up an appetite for the Brats, Brew and Salads!
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the event, call before April 28th and get in on the fun! (Gui at 505-925-5991)
Several of the top collegiate, co-ed club teams will descend upon Las Cruces, New Mexico on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 12th through the 14th, for the Tennis on Campus Championships – USTA Southwest, held at New Mexico State University’s Tennis Center.
Seven colleges, a total of 12 teams, will be at this year’s third annual sectional championship held at the New Mexico State University’s Tennis Facility. Defending champions, Arizona State, as well at the 2008 champions, University of New Mexico, will be taking part in this years event, including New Mexico Institute as well as Texas – El Paso fielding who are also expected to field teams.
The match format is similar to World Team Tennis (WTT) which consists of mens and women’s singles, mens and women’s doubles and a mixed doubles event to accumulate points. Each will play a single pro set, first to 6 format, no ad scoring with points totals as games won.
The WTT format allows for some exciting competition when a team that is trailing in points can still win by continuing to accumulate points during the mixed match!
Fast action and some high level competition is expected when teams take to the courts for this well anticipated annual collegiate showdown.
This three-day event is an automatic qualifier for the winning team to move on to the Tennis on Campus National Championships being held at the Surprise Tennis Complex in Surprise, Arizona this year.
Schedule is Friday: 4-6 PM, Saturday: 9am – 4pm and Sunday: 9am – noon with the awards presentation to be held directly after completion of the finals on Sunday.
The host hotel for the event is: Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshore Blvd., in Las Cruces. You can contact the hotel by calling 575-522-4300 and make your reservations by January 28th for a special room rate by mentioning that you are with the “USTA Southwest Group”.
NM Tennis will be covering the first annual Shellaberger Tennis Complex’s first annual PRO-AM Tournament.
Corey Matney, director of Shellaberger tennis center located in Santa Fe asks that anyone wanting to participate in this event should contact him at the facility. The cost for the event is $125.00 per person with proceeds benefiting former UNM Assistant Coach, LOREN DILS to aid in his battle against ALS.
Everyone is invited to participate in an exciting weekend which takes place Friday Jan 29th and ends Sunday Jan 31st.
All entries are guaranteed 3 rounds of play with social events including meals and drinks each day. Professionals from all over the U.S. will be on hand to double up with guaranteeing some great tennis with a little top notch instruction from your tennis pro partner.
The event kicks off Friday Jan 29th, with a pro auction, where players will have the chance to bid on playing the the pro of their choice.
To sign up or for questions, contact the Shellaberger tennis center: Corey Matney, Director at: 505-473-6543.