NJTL Local Leadership Camp

“Our National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Local Leadership Camp took place on Saturday, 11/12/22, from noon to 4pm at the George Ward Tennis Center. We had 17 participants that came from the Tuscaloosa NJTL, Huntsville NJTL and LETT / James Lewis NJTLs (Birmingham). The kids got exposed to tennis and STEM (including chess) activities…
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Elaine Francis Junior Excellence Award

The Elaine Francis Junior Excellence Award recipient is Claire Bosman.  Claire will be honored at the USTA Alabama meeting on January 28, 2022. This award goes to not just a good tennis player but the whole package of what tennis represents which includes:          Exemplifies character and leadership          Enthusiasm for the game          Looked up to and…
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2022 USTA Alabama Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 USTA Alabama award winners. Your dedication to the game makes a difference to our entire community and we thank you!


ANNOUNCING Don’t miss the opportunity to honor your favorite Alabama Teaching Professional! Not only may you honor a beloved Teaching Pro by donating to the endowment for this scholarship, but the scholarship recipient will be an Alabama high school graduate. A minimum of $30,000 is required to fund the endowment. This is the first official…
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Get your Alabama Tennis Foundation plate today!

Why should I get an Alabama Tennis Foundation license plate? To show your support and help grow tennis in Alabama! How do I get a tennis plate and what does it cost? You can either go to your DMV or apply online at The plate is $50 a year on top of your normal license…
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HBCU “Tennis Daze” SpringComing

“Tennis Daze” The 2022 Memorial Day Weekend in Birmingham featured the first-time “Tennis Daze” event as part of the HBCU SpringComing, a festival started in 2015 in New York City with a mission of preserving the legacy of the Black college experience while promoting support of Historically Black Colleges & Universities through alumni involvement. Founded…
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John Callen, Longtime USTA Southern Executive Director, Passes

OVERSAW SOUTHERN SECTION FOR 33 YEARS PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA. – APRIL 4, 2022 –The Southern Tennis Association mourns the passing of John Callen, 69, beloved USTA Southern Executive Director & COO for 33 years. After he battled cancer for more than a year, Callen passed away peacefully on April 3 with his wife, Frances, and their…
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John Callen retires: Executive Director of USTA Southern, John Callen retires.  Press release.