TALLAHASSEE TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Organize, Promote & Grow the Sport of Tennis in Tallahassee
The purpose of the Tallahassee Tennis Association (TTA) is to organize, promote and grow the sport of tennis at all ability levels and for all populations in the greater Tallahassee area. TTA enjoys a partnership with the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs Department (TPRNA) by offering numerous leagues, tournaments and adult and junior tennis programs.
TTA sponsors many local leagues, organizes tournaments for adults and juniors and supports teams going to USTA national tournaments. TTA supports diversity and participation in local tennis. Each year TTA runs fund-raising events benefiting local charities (like America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend) and annually supports the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation through the USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger.
OCTOBER 28TH, 2019
Tallahassee’s Sue James Named USTA Florida Tennis Volunteer of the Month
President of the Tallahassee Tennis Association (TTA) for six years, Sue James since stepping down has, if anything, elevated her tennis activism and activity in the Tallahassee community.
Currently holding down the vice president position at the TTA, James is a 17-year combined volunteer for the TTA, other local tennis volunteering, and serving the USTA Florida Section in volunteer roles.
“I volunteer as tournament director for [the local] Sweetheart Tournament, help organize the Tallahassee Tennis Association’s tournament, and I also run the food cart for the Tallahassee Challenger,” she says. “All TTA activities proceeds benefit the City of Tallahassee tennis. I also volunteer with Junior Team Tennis, Sports Ability which is tennis for disabled persons, and at the annual Stomp out Diabetes and Springtime Tallahassee events using pop-up nets and foam balls to introduce all ages to tennis.”
She is a past member of the former USTA Florida Community Outreach Committee, which had a mission to develop and strengthen community tennis across the state and to support local community tennis organizations.
James annually volunteers as a USTA League captain, in 2014 advancing a team to USTA League Nationals for the first time on the strength of their team unity and stuffed monkey mascots.
“I have always been captain — our mojo is monkeys, and over the years we have developed quite a collection,” she said after her team claimed the USTA Florida League Sectionals championship in her division. “This group is not only a group of awesome people but great competitors. We like to travel and play competitive tennis, we have great team chemistry.”
While she loves to captain and compete, James says her first love when it comes to tennis is introducing children and adults to the life-time sport.
“I love that all ages and abilities can play,” she says. “Tennis is a life sport and a great form of exercise. It is so rewarding seeing how quickly players improve and I enjoy helping them reach their potential.”
USTA Florida congratulates and thanks Sue James as the October 2019 Volunteer of the Month for almost 20 years of volunteering to introduce Tallahassee players to the game of tennis.
Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y.
My earliest tennis memory was…”Being introduced to the sport in my 40s by my friend Mary Warner.”
If I could play tennis with three people, they would be…”Billie Jean King, Chris Evert and Serena Williams.”
When I am not playing tennis I am…”Working, volunteering, and traveling.”
My best tennis memory is…”Making it to the USTA League 4.0 Women’s Nationals after eight years of trying.”
The 2019 Fall for All Tennis League has wrapped for this year. Per the tradition of our fall league founders, the players donated league proceeds to two charities:
Join TTA & USTA for:
Holiday Donation Classic
Tournament to help support the needy
Fast 4 Men’s & Women’s Doubles Round Robin at Forestmeadows
December 7th, 2019
8.30 AM - 10.30 AM
Register at ttatennis.org
FREE to TTA Members with donation and $10.00 for Non-Members & Guests with donation
Donate a Blanket, Coat, Toiletries, Canned food as your registration offering to help support our neighbors in Gadsden County still affected by Hurricane Michael.
Granola Bars and Powerade will be provided
2019 TTA Championships Winners
6.0 Men's Doubles: Thomas Curry/Andri Randrianasolo
2019 Flex League Winners
Winner Bracket 1 - Julie Espy
Winner Bracket 2- Katie Flanagan
Winner Bracket 1 - Mariela Bartens
Winner Bracket 2- Heather Conn
Winner - Fang Liang
Winner - Susan Alvarez
Winner - Pradeep Mogha
Winner Bracket 1 - Gaurav Joshi
Winner Bracket 2- Jamarious Kenon
Winner Bracket 1- Nigel Blackburn
Winner Bracket 2 - Kevin Collins
Winner Bracket 1- Chris Li
Winner Bracket 2 - Arthur Wahl
Division Not Played
WHAT TTA DOES FOR YOU!
TTA Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Championships
TTA is very proud to share the news that our President, Sue James, has been named USTA Florida Volunteer of the Month! We are very appreciative of everything she does, from administrative planning to captaining USTA teams. Sue, along with fellow Board Members Susan Emmanuel, Tim Marston and Wanda Peterson, pulled off the TTA Championships during a tropical storm weekend! Applause all around!!
New to Tallahassee tennis or have let your membership lapse? Please see the "Join Us" page. Our small organization does a lot of really big things for the Tallahassee tennis community. Your membership fee enables us to sponsor leagues & tournaments, and continue to provide court improvements to the City of Tallahassee.
If you are interested in learning more about the organization or wanting to volunteer, please email me at email@example.com.
See you on the courts!
Jennifer Britt, TTA Board Member