Action Packed Day 4 of the USTA Level 1 National Women’s Clay Courts in Houston: Into Doubles Final & Singles Semis

Draws are here. Thursday was a really busy day at the National Clays in Houston as all age divisions were in action from the 35s to the 85s. It was […]

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Rainy Wednesday in Houston at National Clay Courts; Into Singles Quarters and Doubles Semis

Draws are here. There was a 15% chance of rain in Houston today…unfortunately this was one of those days when it did rain despite the odds and play was delayed […]

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National Women’s Clay Courts Tuesday, Day 2: Lots of Matches & NWTO Meeting

Draws are here. I played my first matches today in Houston at the National Clays. I played Gloria Stevens from the Austin, TX area and won in straight sets as […]

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Let the Play Begin: Monday in Houston at the National Clay Courts

Draws are here. Play began in the 55/65/75 divisions at the National Clay Courts in Houston. The 85s begin tomorrow, the 45s on Wednesday. No seeds were in action in […]

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Preview, USTA Level 1 Women’s Clay, 35-85 & 90, Houston, TX

Draws are here. This is the best women’s age division tournament you will find anywhere. 275 women in the 35/45/55/65/75/85/90 + divisions…275 women players in just eight divisions (this tournament […]

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2023 Gold Ball Champions

Additional Results Will be added throughout the year. Last Update: 3/18/23 70/75 Indoors Men’s 50/55 Hard Women’s 40-80 Clay (March 2023) Mixed Hard Courts (January 2023)

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Chandler Wins 60 Singles; Love/Williams and Karwasky/Kirkland-Cochran Take Doubles Crowns at National Women’s Clay

Draws are here. Friday was a looong day on the court for me, on top of a long day Thursday…nearly 12 hours of tennis in two days and..wait for it…it […]

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Into the Semis at 60 Clay: Day 3 at the USTA Level 1 Women’s 40-80 Clay Courts (ITF 1000)

Draws are here. On yet another boringly warm and sunny Florida winter day (88 degrees, no clouds, mild breeze), play continued in Palm Beach Gardens with main draw quarters and […]

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National Women’s 40-80 Clay Day 2: Into the Quarters

Draws are here. On another sunny, hot day in Palm Beach Gardens round of 16 and quarterfinal action took place. The seeders overall have to be commended as there were […]

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USTA Level 1 Clay: Women’s 40-80, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Draws are here. The ITF MT 1000/USTA Level 1 (Gold Ball) tournament began today in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center. It hit 90 today […]

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USTA Reinstates Indoors as Level 1 Tournaments in 2023

From the National Senior Men’s Tennis Association (NSMTA) Newsletter: “The NSMTA is pleased to announce that the USTA’s Adult Competition Committee (ACC) recently reversed its prior decision that downgraded National […]

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USTA to Award Level 1 Points to ITF World Championships Held in Florida in April/May (50-90)

The USTA will award Level 1 points to the USTA players participating in the 2022 ITF Seniors and Super Seniors Individual World Championships in Palm Beach County, Florida. The dates […]

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Houston Saturday: Hartsock Wins 55 Singles & Thu Conquers 45s

Writing from Palm Desert, CA: Draws can be found here. Charlotte Hartsock (5) won the 55 singles over Shelly Works (3); Hartsock beat the #1, 4 and 3 seeds en […]

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Barker Wins 65 Singles, Kimball & Canby Win Doubles Gold, 55, 65, 75, 85 & 90 Doubles Champions Crowned

Draws are here Diane Barker played a near perfect match today. (I did not but she didn’t let me!) This portends well for our success in the Kitty Godfrey Cup […]

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Houston Day 5: Sue Kimball Takes 75 Singles Crown; Margaret Canby Wins 90 Singles Title

Houston, TX, March 24, 2022 The draws can be found here. Sue Kimball and Ann Eaton contested the women’s 75 final today and what I saw of it was a […]

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Donner, Blitzen & Rain Then Play into the Night

Draws can be found here There was thunder (donner) and lightning (blitzen) and hard rain this morning, which soaked the courts. Play finally began on some courts around noon and […]

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Houston Day 1: Rain & Wind Did Not Stop the Senior Women’s Clay Courts!

The draws and results can be found here. Monday March 21, 2022, Houston, Texas, 8:50 PM CDT There was a rainy, then windy, then rainy AND windy start to the […]

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Women’s Level 1 Grass Courts Dates and Venues Confirmed for 2022

The USTA has confirmed the dates/venues of the Women’s Level 1 Grass Court Championships. Previously only the 90s were confirmed. The odd divisions (presumably 35-85) will be held July 18-24 […]

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2022 USTA Level 1, 2 & 3 Men/Women/Family/Mixed Tournament Schedules

2022 Men’s Level 1 Schedule 2022 Women’s Level 1 Schedule 2022 Men’s Level 2 & 3 Schedules 2022 Women’s Level 2 & 3 Schedules 2022 Mixed Level 1 Schedule 2022 […]

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Chandler, Smashey, Fales Win Singles at National Women’s 40-89 Clay: Palm Beach Gardens Day 5, The End

Draws are here Fran Chandler won another marathon battle today, this against Vicky Buholz, 57 61 75, rallying from 0-3 down in the third to win the 3-hour match. In […]

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Bramlette, Cass Reach Singles & Doubles Finals in Palm Beach Gardens: National Women’s Clay Courts Day 3

Draws are here. Today was another nice warm day in Palm Beach Gardens, though a lot windier than it had been…but that kept the temperature feeling nice. Late in the […]

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