Outdoor tennis season has a special place in my heart. Having the sun on my face and feeling a breeze while whaling away at a tennis ball is a stimulating experience for me. Add to that the camaraderie, competition, and exercise that tennis provides, and I can be content that my time on the court is well spent.
After a layoff of several years from tennis, I finally picked up a racquet again almost 20 years ago. I remember feeling awkward and rusty, but I also remember wondering why I ever quit playing in the first place. These days, when I tell people that I play tennis, they often tell me how they once played and how they wish that they could start playing again. If you find yourself in that situation, and don't know how to restart your game, then I encourage you to take advantage of the Upper Cumberland Community Tennis Association (UCCTA). Our calendar is packed with activities for people of all ages and skill levels, and our goal is to make it easy for you to play tennis.
The UCCTA is one of many Community Tennis Associations across the country which works to provide and/or promote tennis on the local level. With help from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), we organized in 2013. Brian Rohr was our first president, followed by Kelly Little, and then by Kristin Kriskovich. They were all very important in establishing and building our CTA. But the enormous contributions of our Board of Directors have been crucial in this effort. They truly are one of the finest boards that it has been my privilege to work alongside.
I hope that you get involved in your local CTA, and look forward to seeing you on the courts!