USTA NC Notebook
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.


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.


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.


Marx wins International Tennis Hall of Fame award

Kirstie Marx started working with athletes with intellectual disabilities 15 years ago. After two and a half decades, she has helped build this community in North Carolina into a thriving population of tennis players, and plenty of others have taken notice.