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Greater El Paso Tennis Assoc.

1 Tennis West Lane

El Paso, Tx.  79932

(915) 532-5524



USTA Newsletter

January 7, 2010 03:38 PM

In This Issue

Featured Links

USTA Leagues

Register Now for USTA Leagues

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With the new year underway, now is the perfect time to get on the court and step up your game by signing up for USTA League play.

A Look Ahead
2010 Players to Watch

Now in the New Year, takes a look at some of the men and women looking to stay on top in 2010, some who are on the rise as well as some players looking to regain former glory. Players include: Justine Henin, Caroline Wozniack, Melanie Oudin, Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, and more.

2010 Players to Watch - Click here

2010 Pro Tournament Schedule - Click here

2009 Year in Review
Best of 2009 US Open Men's Singles Final

We continue with our Best of the 2009 US Open with the Men's Singles Final. Watch highlights of Juan Martin del Potro's stunning upset over Roger Federer in the men's singles final.

Best of 2009 US Open - Watch Now

We also continue to look back at some of the best photos from 2009. Galleries include League Championships, USTA Jr. Team Tennis Championships, Fed Cup, Davis Cup, and more!

Best of 2009 Photo Galleries - Click here

USTA Membership Offer
Special Ticket Discounts

Attention USTA members! The tournament season kicks off in February in unprecedented fashion. The ITC Championships in Delray Beach will be the first tournament ever in the US to feature both ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour action-McEnroe, Rafter, Wilander, Blake, Haas, the Bryan Brothers and more.

Member offers include 10% off Reserved Series Packages (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire and Weekender); 10% off Individual Box seats & 20% off Individual Reserved seats Mon., 2/22 - Fri., 2/26. Member Appreciation Day and party is Tues., 2/23, session 7.

Discount tickets must be purchased by Jan. 31, 2010 at or 561-330-6000. Use promo code: USTA. Please have your valid USTA membership ID number available when ordering. For more information on upcoming member events, visit

Community Tennis News
CDTW - January 22-24, 2010

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina - San Diego, CA

The 2010 Community Tennis Development Workshop is a great way to kick off the tennis year. Our unbeatable programming and networking opportunities will help you keep your resolution to grow tennis in your community.

Highlights include our Opening Session with Anne Worcester, tournament director of Pilot Pen, who will cover how to leverage professional events to grow tennis in your community; and our Closing Session with MaliVai Washington, former ATP Tour professional and founder of the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, who brings his vast experience as a player into the business of making a difference in children's lives.

For further workshop information and registration, please visit us at

Player to Player
Share your advice with Roxolana

Is smashing to the opponent net player considered to be rude in social ladies doubles?

During social ladies doubles at my club I understood from my partners that they found my smashing to the opponent net player rather rude...In doubles, I've learned, one of the effective tactics is to hit to the opponent net player, because she (he) has not much time to react...

I try to respect tennis etiquette, but I can't find in internet sources any information related to my question. Please help me to understand where lays the line between playing aggressively to win and being polite in ladies doubles.

Please share your thoughts by e-mailing and include your name and hometown.

Got a question of your own? Send that along, too!

Tennis Welcome Centers
Nominate Your Facility To Become a Top 50 TWC for 2009

Is your tennis facility a leader in delivering tennis programs and providing service in promoting the sport? The Tennis Industry Association, the U.S. Tennis Association, and Racquet Sports Industry magazine are once again looking for the "Top 50 Tennis Welcome Centers" in the U.S. These are the tennis facilities-public and private-that are leading the charge in the growth of the sport by providing well-rounded programs to new and current players of all ages and abilities.

Please be sure your TWC and other programs are up-to-date online at before filling out your application. This will be part of the consideration to be a Top 50 TWC facility.

Applications must be received on or before Jan. 31, 2010.

Improve Your Game
  • Whit's Tennis Tips:

    Looking for that perfect racquet or just looking to improve your game, all you have to do is ask Whit.

    Click here to send in a question today.

  • The Final Word:

    Do you have a question of your own about the rules of tennis? Write in to The Final Word Today!

    Submit your question, along with your name and town to