USTA NC Notebook
Become a NCTA Board of Directors and/or committee member

USTA North Carolina has a long history of volunteer service in our communities and at our state level. Every two years, we retool our committees and Board of Directors to begin a new effort to promote and develop tennis in North Carolina.

To do so, we need a strong group of volunteers ready to serve. It's time again to recruit our volunteers to fill our USTA North Carolina Board of Directors and state level committees.


NC natives medal at ITF Senior World Team Championships

Two North Carolina natives had the chance to represent their state and country this year at the ITF Seniors World Team Championships in La Baule, France. Greensboro’s Bill Ashley and Durham’s Wendy McColskey were selected by the USTA to play for Team USA, giving the two players a chance of a lifetime to travel and compete overseas.

McColskey, who played singles and doubles for the women’s 60 team, helped USA win gold in the Alice Marble Cup. She was proud of her team, and she felt confident about their chances of winning when the headed over to France.


McCarthy clinches spot is US Open National Playoffs

Cary native Kailtyn McCarthy added a major win to her resumé at the 2015 US Open National Playoffs – Southern Qualifying Tournament, capturing the singles title and earning her first trip to New Haven with a straight-set victory over Andie Daniell.


Gastonia doctor brings tennis to the blind

Vision is a rather vital component of every tennis player’s game. What would you do if you could no longer see the ball well enough to hit? Some people in that situation might decide tennis isn’t for them, but one doctor in Gastonia is proving tennis is truly for everyone, even players who are blind.

Dr. Rey Garrido, an optometrist at Gastonia Eye Associates, discovered the idea of bringing tennis to visually impaired players over a year ago. While he was skeptical at first, the concept piqued his interest because of his background.


38-year-old goes back to college to play tennis

Have you ever dreamed of playing college tennis? Good news, it might not be too late for you.

Lela Thompson, a 38-year-old graduate student at Lenoir-Rhyne University, grew up playing tennis and had her sights set on competing collegiately before she finished high school. But life doesn’t always work out exactly as you envision it when you’re 18 years old.