Tennis Weekend Recap
USTA North Carolina inducted two new members into the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame and honored 35 award recipients at the 2016 Tennis Weekend in Pinehurst.
The late Mary Lloyd Barbera and Mark Dillon comprised the newest Hall of Fame class. Barbera, a Henderson native, but lived most of her adult life in Greensboro, was posthumously honored. Earlier this year, she unexpectedly passed away at the age of 49. Her legacy as a player and advocate of tennis in North Carolina made her one of the faces of the sport across the state.
Isner to bring Roddick, Bryan brothers to Charlotte for exhibition
The No. 11 ranked player on the ATP World Tour is planning an exhibition for his home state on Feb. 4. John Isner will host his annual Ebix Charity Challenge at UNC Charlotte's Halton Arena, and he'll bring former world No. 1 Andy Roddick and the legendary Bryan brothers to join in on the fun.
Team NC players excel at NCHSAA Tennis Championships
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) held the 2015 Women's Tennis State Championships on Oct. 30-31, crowning singles and doubles champions across the four levels of high school tennis. Some familiar faces kept their reign in tact, including 4-A singles champion Susanne Boyden, 4-A doubles champion Sammi Smith and 3-A singles champion Adrienne Haynes, all players who have been a part of Team North Carolina.
2015 Community Development award winners
USTA North Carolina has announced eight recipients who will be honored as this year's Community Development award winners. These awards were given out during the Community Development Workshop (CDW) on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
Each year USTA North Carolina gives out 40 awards over a wide range of categories to players, coaches, professionals and organizations across the state. Seven awards are annually handed out at the CDW. The remaining awards are presented during Tennis Weekend in January.