|Duke basketball coach finds new love for tennis|
It's never too late to start playing tennis. That fact is supported by one of the nation's top women's basketball coaches, a coach who never picked up a racquet until a couple years ago.
Joanne McCallie, head coach of the Duke University women’s basketball team, was on hand at the 2014 USTA North Carolina Jr. Team Tennis State Championships to watch her son, Jack, compete. Jack plays on the 14 & Under Intermediate team out of Durham.
2014 Winston-Salem Open events, tickets, info and more
The Winston-Salem Open has released the player field for the 2014 tournament, which will be held from August 16-23 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. This year's tournament features players like John Isner, Sam Querrey, Tommy Robredo, Marcel Granollers and defending champion Jurgen Melzer.
UCB Mountain Challenge returns to Cashiers
The mountain town of Cashiers, N.C., has opened its doors once again to former No. 1 world players Andy Roddick and Jim Courier, who will face off in the 2nd Annual UCB Mountain Challenge. This major fundraising event for will benefit Mountain Youth Charities, the new Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau and other programs for at-risk youth in the Western North Carolina area.
North Carolina Men's 65s team wins at Southern Senior Cup
North Carolina's Men's 65s team took the title in their division at this year's 28th Annual Southern Senior Cup. The Men's 65s team defeated Georgia 2-1 in the final to win the division. The 65s championship team featured Art Abbott, Jim Cantrell, Scott Pollard and Richard Shipman.
Congratulations to the entire 2014 North Carolina team. This year's roster included the following players.
Wheelchair and Amputee Tennis Clinics to visit North Carolina
Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) is partnering with USTA North Carolina, USTA South Carolina and Bridge II Sports to host five Wheelchair and Amputee Tennis Clinics in June. The clinics will feature Paralympic champion Karin Korb teaching tennis skills and drills on court.