President's Message

As outgoing president, I am so proud to have served this wonderful organization. NSWTA is truly a great member association with so much potential. The members that served with me on my board, as website director, magazine editor, treasurer, secretary, membership chair, parliamentarian, the ambassadors, my 9 marvelous directors and the Foundation -- I thank them so humbly. I could not have done any of this without each of you. You all gave me direction and kept me driving NSWTA forward. Thank you all for your time and service to this remarkable organization.

 

I will also miss the cards from our members, of encouragement and news. Our membership is so strong and caring about each other. You are our lifeline. You have been, as Kathy Langer said, so humbly, “faithful members”. Each of you is part of the special thread that holds this organization together. This method of continuing to connect our membership to each other has made the NSWTA what it is today. Thank you for renewing, being a first time member or joining for life during my tenure.

 

My accomplishments can only be judged by each of you and history. I feel good leaving the NSWTA as it now stands. We are well organized and fiscally sound. We have a very informative website, newsletter and have established a well-organized Foundation. We will be even better as new leadership expands on the accomplishments of the last two years.

 

I want to wish the best to the new leadership taking over in April. The drive and energy this new group has will propel us into the future, strengthening our reach and ability to make NSWTA the Go-To for women’s tennis.

 

Thank you all for your support and giving me the pleasure and opportunity to serve you these past two years. I will always be an immense supporter of the NSWTA.

 

See you on the courts.

 

Kathy Foulk, NSWTA President

NSWTA Annual Meeting

The NSWTA Annual Meeting will be held at the Houston Racquet Club Tuesday, March 26 at 5:00 pm. The agenda includes voting on new co-presidents and bylaw changes. Come as you are from the courts; there will be food and drinks.

 

Silent Auction is Coming Up!

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Houston, TX for the USTA National Clay Court Championships held March 25-31, 2019. It is at this tournament that the National Senior Women’s Tennis Association (NSWTA) holds the annual Silent Auction which serves as one of our largest fundraising events. We hope that you will be generous with your donations as they will provide funds enabling the NSWTA to continue its important work throughout the year. Let’s make it even better than last year. If anyone would like to co-chair or help us with this event, please contact Margaret Lumia at info@studiomargaret.com

 

Please fill out the Silent Auction Donation form and send your items together to:

Julie Gillaspie. 8406 Rayline Drive. Houston, TX 77055

(Or bring them along with you to the tournament)

Margaret L. (Margie) Cooper

April 13, 1950- January 4, 2019

 

Margie was a highly-ranked junior tennis player in Florida who went on to play Number 1 at Rollins College and then briefly played professionally on the Virginia Slims Tour. She competed in Wimbledon, the French Open and the U.S. Open. In 2013, she was one of the illustrious few given the prestigious USTA Service Bowl Award at the U.S. Open for her notable contributions to the “Sportsmanship, Fellowship, and Service of Tennis." She was the NSWTA Legal Counsel from its inception.

Margie was a partner in the law firm Jones, Foster, Johnson & Stubbs. She was a litigator and honored as one of the top Florida employment law specialists. But mostly, Margie will be remembered for being one of the funniest, warmest women in our small part of the tennis world. Read more

 

Two New England Tournaments Find New Homes

  • The Hard Court Senior Slam will be held at the Guilford TC, Guilford, CT from
  • June 6-9. Matt Fraenza will be the tournament director. More info
  • The Grass Senior Slam will be held Sept 12-15 at the Essex County Club, Manchester by the Sea More info
  • The Clay Senior Slam remains at the Concord CC, but will be split between two weekends, one in July and one in August. More info

 

National Age Division Tournaments Open to IPIN Members

The USTA Category I Nationals for ages 35-85 men, women, and mixed will have Grade A status in 2019. In addition, 10 other Super Category II Tournaments (tba) will have Grade 1 Status in 2019.

  • Foreign players will not have to buy a USTA membership to enter.
  • To enter the tournaments the IPIN system will not be used however.
  • Foreign players will need to contact the tournament director to enter.
  • Foreign players will need to have an IPIN to enter or a USTA membership.

 

 ◦ Only players who have purchased an IPIN (itftennis.com/IPIN) prior to the start of the tournament ($25) will receive ITF points

 

2019 ITF Seniors World Championships

The ITF are pleased to announce the locations for the following tournaments:

  • Seniors World Team Championships. August 4-17, 2019. Lisbon and Estoril, Portugal
  • Super Seniors World Team Championships. September 15-20 (Sept 21 if necessary) Umag, Croatia
  • Young Seniors World Team Championships. October 20-25 (Oct 26 if necessary) Miami Beach, FL. Indiv. Championships Oct 26-Nov 2.

NSWTA MAGAZINE

2020 Friendship Cup

The Ralph and Mary Wilson Friendship Cup Application for the summer of 2020 is available now. Click here

 

Men's Senior Tennis Website

Stay in touch with the National Senior Men's Tennis Association (NSMTA) at www.nsmta.net.

Amazon Shopping

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