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Community Tennis News now posted on STA Facebook Page

posted Jun 6, 2017, 7:21 AM by Stillwater Tennis Association   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 7:22 AM ]

As of 06/01/2017, we will be posting the latest community tennis news on our Stillwater Tennis Association Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/StillwaterTennisAssociation/

Please like/follow us on Facebook.

2017 Summer Newsletter

posted Apr 30, 2017, 1:35 PM by Stillwater Tennis Association   [ updated May 1, 2017, 6:28 AM ]

Couch Park Renovation Update
After surfacing work completion at the end of March, little progress has been made. The latest response from the Parks & Rec manager, Jim Scott is to expect availability sometime in June after the bid contract end of May contractual completion date.

George Berry Memorial Tennis Tournament
The Stillwater Tennis Association kicks off the summer tennis season by holding the 18th annual George Berry Memorial Tennis Tournament on Saturday June 3rd at the Greenwood Tennis Center on the OSU campus. The tournament is in honor of past Stillwater National Bank Chairman of the Board, George Berry, a leading community civic leader and Stillwater's greatest promoter of tennis in the 1970's & 80's. The tournament co-sponsored by BankSNB and the Berry Family is a social mixed-up doubles tournament that will run from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm with food & refreshments provided. An entry fee of $5 for each player is due by May 27th. Entry forms can be downloaded at http://www.stillwatertennis.org/League-Forms.

Summer Tennis Leagues
Due to the late availability of the Couch Park tennis courts, summer leagues are expected to begin June 5th for 8 weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays evenings. Each evening league is run by a different league coordinator with a different format. League info and entry forms can be downloaded at http://www.stillwatertennis.org/League-Forms. Please contact the tennis league coordinator directly to join his/her league.

Summer Tennis Lessons
OSU summer tennis camps run by OSU coaches Chris Young and Jay Udwadia will again be offered starting in June at the Greenwood Tennis Center. Information on the various camps and registration details can be found at http://www.osutenniscamps.com/Camp_Info.htm

The City of Stillwater will be offering youth group tennis lessons starting June 5th at the Couch Park courts (assuming renovation completion, else Sunset Park). Further details and registration info can be found at http://stillwater.org/page/home/government/departments-divisions/events-recreation/tennis-lessons

Tennis Instructors
For those of you interested in private or group tennis lessons, contact info for the current list of instructors in town are listed on our website at http://www.stillwatertennis.org/lessons-services

1) Chris Young - OSU Tennis Director
2) Marek Michalicka - OSU Men's Assistant Coach
3) Jamie Glasson - former Stillwater High School #1 & College player offering one on one and group lessons
4) Ivan Dosev - Stillwater junior player working with 10 & under children both one on one & group lessons

Stillwater Tennis Association (STA) Annual Meeting - Tuesday March 21 @ 6:30 pm Hideaway

posted Mar 7, 2017, 6:53 AM by Andy Matsukane   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

Stillwater Tennis Association (STA) Annual Meeting - Tuesday March 21 @ 6:30 pm Hideaway

Dear Past, Present, and Future STA Members,

The STA will be holding its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, March 21st, 6:45 pm at the Hideaway where you can hear about STA tennis activities for 2017 and the latest news on the Couch Park tennis court renovation. We will be serving free pizza, salad and sodas.

For anyone not able to make the meeting, Membership & Spring league entry forms will be posted on the STA website @ stillwatertennis.org as soon as the league start date is finalized. You can also receive the latest STA news by liking our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StillwaterTennisAssociation

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Hideaway to kickoff the new tennis season!

Stillwater Tennis Association

Couch Park Court Renovation Update

posted Jan 21, 2017, 10:42 AM by Andy Matsukane   [ updated Jan 21, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

Couch Park tennis courts will be closed beginning Monday, January 23rd. The City will be taking down nets and removing court benches the week of Jan 23rd in preparation for court renovation. Sunset courts will be reserved for Stillwater Public School use from 2:00-6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

A firm construction schedule has not been determined yet by the contractor but expect courts to be offline for most of the spring semester.


The STA Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 21 where we will discuss plans for this year including league, tournaments, and community clinics.

Stillwater Tennis Association

Couch Park Court Renovation Update

posted Nov 14, 2016, 6:09 AM by Andy Matsukane

Dear STA Members,

Just wanted to let everyone know that the bids for the Couch Park Court renovation were received at the end of October and that a recommendation to award the bid will be submitted to the City Council for approval Monday, November 21. The City received 8 bids with nearly all coming in under the budgeted funds so we should expect to see 4 brand new courts by spring.

Because of weather issues, it's not clear when construction will begin but I know that the Parks & Rec Manager Jim Scott is pushing to start immediately. The only major issue is to avoid surfacing the courts in rainy or cold weather (below 65F). We want to avoid the surfacing adhesion issues that we encountered at Sunset which was done in the rain.

As for what will actually be done, the entire set of 4 courts will be redone with what is called a post tension concrete overlay.  We will get new tennis posts, new black coated fencing, windscreens, lines for junior tennis on 2 courts, 2 backboards, and an additional centrally positioned entrance on the west side.

I hope that this is not the end of our push for new courts but just the beginning.

Henri Uehara
Stillwater Tennis Association

Free Hot Dog & Burgers Friday Sept 30 @ Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic

posted Sep 30, 2016, 6:54 AM by Andy Matsukane

Free Hot Dog & Burgers Friday courtesy of RCB Bank at Greenwood Tennis Center upper patio during the Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic doubles semifinals starting @ 5 pm.

Come on out and watch some hard hitting women's pro tennis doubles while munching on tasty burgers & hotdogs on a pre-Texas Longhorn roping Friday!

Be there or be square!

Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic Begins Sun. Sept 25th

posted Sep 16, 2016, 6:23 AM by Andy Matsukane

Another opportunity to watch the Cowgirls compete is just a week away! The Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic USTA Pro Circuit Collegiate Series event will begin next Sunday, September 25th at the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center. The total purse for the event will be $25,000 and will feature some of the top young tennis talent in the world as well as players who recently competed in the US Open. Our Cowgirls have been given wildcards in the qualifying which starts next Sunday, September 25th and we also received a couple wildcards for the main draw in both singles and doubles. Action for the main draw begins on September 27th and runs through the singles final on Sunday, Oct 2nd. Admission is free and we hope that tennis fans and supporters will come out and cheer when the Cowgirls are on court against the pros, but also to support this unique event in Stillwater. You can follow event updates and get more information at www.stillwaterprotennis.com

Racket Loan for Stillwater School Tennis Program

posted Sep 7, 2016, 9:29 AM by Andy Matsukane

Dear Tennis Community,

Pioneer tennis coach Leslie Roark has 65 players coming out for tennis this year and is looking for spare tennis rackets to loan beginner players that do not already own a racket. Please email her atcoachleslieSHS@gmail.com or message her at (405) 334-2334 if you are able to help.

Thank you for your support,
Stillwater Tennis Association

Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit Event - Sept 24 to Oct 2

posted Sep 1, 2016, 5:25 PM by Andy Matsukane

OSU Tennis Director & Women's Head Coach Chris Young is bringing professional women's tennis to Stillwater for the first time with the launch of the 2016 Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit Collegiate Series $25,000 event, in partnership with the Stillwater Tennis Association. The tournament will bring international players, up & coming future stars, top ranked juniors from the USTA national team and OSU Cowgirls to compete at the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center on the OSU campus.

We will be sending out more details in the next few weeks as they are finalized but a tentative schedule of events follows.

Schedule of Events [tentative]:
Saturday AM - Free Kid's Day with OSU Players & STA Volunteers
Saturday PM - Player Registration
Sunday - Qualifying Singles play begins
Monday PM - Player/Sponsor Party
Tuesday - Main Draw Singles play begins
Wednesday PM - Free Community Tennis Clinic with Pro Players & STA Volunteers
Friday - Food Trucks & Music
Saturday - Doubles Final @ noon, Singles Semis
Sunday - Singles Final @ noon

We're excited to see women's professional tennis come to Oklahoma and Stillwater. Let all your friends know to come out and support this unique event so that we can make it a tremendous success.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to help with this event, please email stillwatertennis@outlook.com.

STA Fall Leagues Begin Wednesday Sept 7

posted Aug 17, 2016, 12:26 PM by Andy Matsukane   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 6:20 PM ]

The Stillwater Tennis Association is starting up its Fall League season at the Couch Park tennis courts (800 E. 12th Ave) three nights a week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays beginning Sept 7 for 7/8 weeks. Play starts at 6:30 pm with later matches at 8:00 pm. Each league offers a different match play format. A brief description of each league can be found by downloading the entry form located under the link to the left.

Players interested in joining a league should send an email to the league coordinator to confirm that an opening exists. Entry fees and form will be collected by the league coordinator on the first day of play. The entry deadline is Aug 31 and participants must be a member of the STA.

Please email stillwatertennis@outlook.com if you have any questions.

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