Sunday, January 31, 2016

HIGH-TECH TENNIS TO OFFER VIDEO SERVICES AT 2016 TOURNAMENT

WHETHER YOUR GOAL IS RECRUITING, TRAINING OR KEEPSAKE …VIDEO IS THE ANSWER!!

Danny & Julie Thiets / email: video@high-techtennis.com / text: 678.640.2723

HIGH-TECH TENNIS is widely known as the premier video technology services company for TENNIS in the nation & we were very proud to participate in the multi-award winning 2015 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships!!

We’re excited about building on the success of 2015 to make the 2016 event even better & we look forward to helping the GIRLS & BOYS achieve their recruiting & training goals!!!


Please be aware that any & all matches are subject to being videotaped!!

We’ll record as many match play videos AT CHAMPIONS CLUB during the main draw as possible. These matches will be available for purchase. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR MATCHES RECORDED & YOUR TEAM IS NOT PLAYING AT CHAMPIONS CLUB, contact us ASAP & we’ll do our best to accommodate on a
first come/first served basis.

Six of our cameras are reserved for the main draw finals on Saturday at Champions Club at 3PM. If your team makes it to the finals, that match will be available for you to purchase

TEAM DEALS
ALL TOURNAMENT – SAMPLE VIDEO - $699
This deal goes to the first team that signs up for all dual matches (doubles & singles). We’ll reserve 6 cameras & follow that team throughout the entire tournament for $699This equates to $175 per dual match (approximately $115 per player)

DUAL MATCH – SAMPLE VIDEO - $199
All other teams can sign up for $199 per dual match (approximately $30 per player) & if they are fortunate enough to get all four dual matches recorded, we’d honor the ALL TOURNAMENT DEAL of $699!!

INDIVIDUAL DEALS
MATCH PLAY – SAMPLE VIDEO
Parents can request individual videos in advance or after the tournament is over.
Tournament discount: $45 singles/$30 doubles (normally $59/$49)

COLLEGE RECRUIT – SAMPLE VIDEO
Recruits can request a college recruit video in advance or after the tournament is over.
Tournament discount: $299 (normally $399)
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you’re not completely satisfied!!

We are the official tournament videographers for the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships & we have the exclusive rights to video from the top of the fences during this tournament. No other video equipment (personal or team) will be allowed on the fences.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2015 USTA SOUTHERN JUNIOR TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR

Awards Presentation at the 2015 USTA Southern Awards Luncheon (L-R) Eleanora Mauritson, Chairman of USTA Southern Awards Committee; Franny Russell, daughter of Jim Russell; Brandon Feusner, Tournament Director; Paula Hale, President and CEO of USTA Southern.
The DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships was recently honored as the 2015 USTA Southern Jim Russell Junior Tournament of the Year. The award to presented to Tournament Director Brandon Feusner at the 2015 USTA Southern Awards Luncheon in Atlanta, GA this past weekend. The award is presented annually to the USTA-sanctioned junior tournament in the Southern Section that best demonstrates the USTA and USTA Southern Section standards of organizing and conducting a sanctioned junior event. This award is given in honor of the late "Big" Jim Russell, legendary ITA & USTA Head Referee and USTA Southern and South Carolina Tennis Association President. Russell served as thetournament referee for the NCAA Division I Men's Championships, ITA Men's All-American Championships and the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. He was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, USTA Southern Hall of Fame, and the ITA College Tennis Hall of Fame. Tom Jacobs, Managing Director of Administration and Business Affairs for USTA reflected on "Big Jim" saying "What he meant to college tennis is immeasurable. He understood what college tennis was all about--the passion, the competition, the student-athlete. He had an unbelievable talent for diffusing potentially volatile situations with his Southern charm and quick wit. I don’t think there was a person who ever left a conversation with Big Jim without a smile on their face." Tournament Director Brandon Feusner said "I hope that one day people will look back on myself and say some of the same things that they have said about Jim Russell. The impact that he had on the game is truly immeasurable. Our event is truly honored to be the first event to receive this honor since it was named in honor of Jim Russell." 

The USTA Southern award is the second honor for the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships which was also awarded the 2015 USTA Tennessee Junior Tournament of the Year. The honor marks the first time that a tournament from Tennessee has been named USTA Southern Junior Tournament of the Year. "This is such an honor not only for our event, but for USTA Tennessee, the city of Chattanooga and the High School Tennis community."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 US OPEN TICKET GIVEAWAY

We are proud to partner with title sponsor DecoTurf to offer one of our participating coaches the opportunity to win four tickets to the 2016 US Open. The giveaway will be held at the Tennessee Aquarium during the Tournament Players Party. For every ticket that a team purchases to the Players Party a coach earns one entry into the drawing. With only 200 chances available your odds on winning are pretty high. To pre-order your tickets to the players party click here.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

SPECIAL OFFER -- DUNLOP CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS BALLS ONLY $48.00/CASE

We are pleased to announce a partnership between the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships and Dunlop. We have named the Dunlop Championship Tennis Ball as the Official Ball of the 2016 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot. As part of our partnership we are excited to offer our participating teams a significant discount on the Dunlop Championship Tennis Balls this season. Don't miss this limited time offer to train and play with the same balls that you will compete against the nation's best with. This special offer gives tournament participants the opportunity to purchase the Dunlop Championship Tennis Balls at a discounted rate of $2.00 per can or $48.00 per case. Free shipping is provided with orders of 12 or more cases. Do not miss this special offer which will run from November 1st through January 15th. We thank Dunlop for their support of our event and for extending this offer to our participants and we hope that you will consider this opportunity as you prepare for the 2016 season.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

2015 USTA SOUTHERN JUNIOR TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR

The 2015 DecoTurf High School Team Championships presented by Icy Hot was recently named the 2015 USTA Southern Junior Tournament of the Year. The award is presented to the USTA-sanctioned junior tournament in the Southern Section that best demonstrates the USTA and USTA Southern Section standards of organizing and conducting a sanctioned junior event. "We are very thankful to USTA Southern for bestowing this honor upon us," states Tournament Director Brandon Feusner "we are proud of the growth of this event and its recent success and honors."


"As the home section of our event for the past nine years and home to 29 teams that participated in our event last year we are proud to call USTA Southern home" said Feusner. The USTA Southern section includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. "The USTA Southern section is without a doubt the epicenter of tennis in the US and to be honored as the top junior tournament in the section carries a lot of significance."

The 2015 DecoTurf High School Team Championships presented by Icy Hot featured a 10 & Under Tennis Clinic for the community, Tournament Players Party at the Tennessee Aquarium, Pizza Party for participating teams and plenty on-court action with 50 teams competing for the prestigious tournament title. Tournament sponsors helped provide goodie-bags to all players and coaches featuring free tournament shirts, a free full-color tournament program and gifts including free Frogg Toggs Chilly Pads.

A participating coach described their experience at the event saying "My kids had the time of their lives. All four boys in my van thanked me and specifically told me how much they enjoyed the trip. One of them, the one that travels to the most number of tournaments, told me that it was the best tournament he had ever been to, that he had never been to a more fun tournament. The atmosphere of the tournament is one that allows my kids to come together and bond in ways it would take me months to accomplish."

Friday, October 30, 2015

2015 USTA TENNESSEE JUNIOR TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR

The 2015 DecoTurf High School Team Championships presented by Icy Hot was recently named the 2015 USTA Tennessee Junior Tournament of the Year. The award is presented annually to the USTA-sanctioned junior tournament in Tennessee that best demonstrates the USTA District standards of organizing and conducting a sanctioned junior event. "We are both excited and honored to accept this honor," states Tournament Director Brandon Feusner "the success of this event would not be possible without the support of our past participants, sponsors and volunteers."

The 2015 DecoTurf High School Team Championships presented by Icy Hot featured plenty of excitement on and off the court during the four-day event in Chattanooga, TN. The event kicked off with a 10 & Under Tennis Clinic for the community and a Tournament Players Party at the Tennessee Aquarium. Twenty girls teams opened tournament play with Walton (Marietta, GA) claiming their first title in the Girls A Division and Duncan (Duncan, OK) claiming the Girls B Division title. On the second weekend of play thirty boys teams traveled to the event with Wiregrass Ranch (Wesley Chapel, FL) claiming the Boys A Division Title and Santa Margarita (Ranch Santa Margarita, CA) claiming the Boys B Division Championship. 


A group of fantastic sponsors made it possible for the event to offer free shirts to all participants, free full-color tournament programs for tournament participants and fans, gift bags for both players and coaches and a pizza party on Saturday afternoon.

A participating coach described their experience at the event saying "My kids had the time of their lives. All four boys in my van thanked me and specifically told me how much they enjoyed the trip. One of them, the one that travels to the most number of tournaments, told me that it was the best tournament he had ever been to, that he had never been to a more fun tournament. The atmosphere of the tournament is one that allows my kids to come together and bond in ways it would take me months to accomplish."


By The Numbers:
416 Total Players
85 Total Coaches
30 Tournament Volunteers
36 Collegiate Signees
873 Tournament Matches
17 Team State Champions
13 Individual State Champions
9 High School All-Americans








Monday, June 1, 2015

2016 DECOTURF HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES ANNOUNCED


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!

The dates for the 2016 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot have been announced! For the first time in tournament history the boys and girls will play on the same weekend filling the courts throughout Chattanooga. The event will take place on March 18-19, 2016. 

Champions Tennis Club will remain the Championship Site for the event with tournament play also taking place at Baylor School, Brainerd Recreational Complex, Girls Preparatory School, McCallie School and Warner Park.

The 2016 event will feature a total of 48 teams. We will host a 16-team A Division for Boys and Girls with each team guaranteed four matches in tournament play and an 8-team B Division for Boys and Girls with each team guaranteed three matches in tournament play. To reserve your spot in the 2016 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships click here to fill out the 2016 Participant Interest Form. Information on the 2016 entry fee is listed below.

ENTRY FEE
A Division
$450 - Before January 1st
$475 - After January 1st
Includes USTA registration fees for all players

B Division
$350 - Before January 1st
$375 - After January 1st
Includes USTA registration fees for all players