Tuesday, February 13, 2018

EVERT TENNIS ACADEMY OFFERS DISCOUNT TO TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS


High-Performance Spring Break & Summer Camp Programs 
Spring Break/Spring weeks: February 11th – May 27th, 2018 
Summer Camp weeks: June 3rd - August 18th, 2018


Dear Tennis Players & Coaches, 


The Evert Tennis Academy cordially invites you to attend its Spring Break and Summer Camp programs this season. The purpose of these camps is to enhance your tennis skills and prepare you for your biggest matches of the year.

Evert Tennis Academy clinics will focus on technical development, tactical training and competitive settings. Players will experience a typical Evert Tennis Academy program that includes tennis lessons, strength and fitness conditioning, mental conditioning and competitive match play against players from all over the world. Players will get a coach’s evaluation during their stay here at ETA to review at home. Coaches are welcome to bring their entire team and can participate in practice where they will be taught the Evert teaching philosophy. We have included a special $100 coupon for all the players who are attending the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships.

If you and interested in learning more about this special offer or about the Evert Tennis Academy programs please check us out at www.evertacademy.com or call us at 561-488-2001.

Space is limited so please contact us soon.

We look forward to seeing you on the courts and good luck to your teams!

The Evert Tennis Academy

Monday, January 22, 2018

YTEX DELIVERS SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL 2018 TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS

YTEX is very pleased to be a sponsor for the 2018 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot. We know that players selected for this event are the best of the best among high school players across the country and we strongly feel that each player should be rewarded for qualifying for this prestigious event. Although our sponsorship is normally awarded to a selected few, we've decided to award each participant in this year's DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships our Level 3 YTEX Sponsorship. 

The sponsorship will consist of:
1 x YTEX Dri-Fit T-shirt
1 x logo stencil
Wholesale pricing on all sets and reels
(T-shirt and stencil will be shipped with the reel order)

About YTEX:

YTEX was introduced in 2012 at the Miami Open in FL and now features with most of the US online retailers Tennis Warehouse; Tennis Express; Midwest Sports etc. We specializes in soft co-poly tennis strings manufactured in Germany but we also carry synthetic gut; multi-filament; microfiber; etc. in our line. Our Quadro Twist is the talk of the town and was rated #1 for spin on the market and #2 best string out of 157 strings tested by the RSI (Racquet Stringers Industry) play test team. 

If you are looking for a very soft co-poly easy on your arm...the Quadro Twist is the string for you! Our Square-x is also just as popular as soft co-poly but not twisted like the Quadro for more durability. For those players who don't break string often and still like their synthetics or multi-filament strings, you definitely want to try our YTEX Touch (multi-filament) comparable to sensation or Sintex Mint which is a very economical and durable synthetic gut string. If you have any questions about our strings, please contact: ivor@ytexstrings.com.

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As sponsored player, you will now have access to our wholesale prices and can get as much string and apparel as you need for your tennis career. To begin your sponsorship with YTEX, please contact us today via email or phone to receive our catalog as well as sponsorship agreement. 


Contact: ivor@ytexstrings.com or Tel: 843-816-1440


Note: This offer is not available through our website so please contact us via email or phone. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our YTEX family!

Friday, January 12, 2018

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

We are pleased to continue our partnership between the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships and Dunlop. In 2018 the Dunlop Championship Tennis Ball will serve as the Official Ball of the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships for the sixth straight year. 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 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 January 1st through February 15th. We thank Dunlop for their support of our event and for extending this offer to our participants!

Friday, November 3, 2017

2018 TOURNAMENT FIELD ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to these 80 teams that were selected to participate in the 2018 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot!

BOYS
AC Flora High School (Columbia, SC)
Allen High School (Allen, TX)
Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)
Bellarmine Preparatory School (San Jose, CA)
Briarwood Christian School (Birmingham, AL)
Brookwood High School (Snellville, GA)
Buford High School (Buford, GA)
Carrollton High School(Carrollton, GA)
Catholic High School (Baton Rouge, LA)
Central Magnet School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Chaminade Preparatory School (Saint Louis, MO)
Dunwoody High School (Dunwoody, GA)
DuPont Manual High School (Louisville, KY)
Edmond Memorial High School (Edmond, OK)
Edwardsville High School (Edwardsville, IL)
George Washington High School (Charleston, WV)
Heritage Hall School (Oklahoma City, OK)
Hinsdale Central High School (Hinsdale, IL)
Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)
John Burroughs School (Saint Louis, MO)
McCallie School (Chattanooga, TN)
McGill-Toolen High School (Mobile, AL)
Miami Palmetto High School (Miami, FL)
Milton High School (Milton, GA)
Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
Naperville Central High School (Naperville, IL)
North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, GA)
North Oconee High School (Bogart, GA)
North Oldham High School (Goshen, KY)
Notre Dame High School (Chattanooga, TN)
Pensacola Catholic High School (Pensacola, FL)
Rock Bridge High School (Columbia, MO)
Saint Andrew's School (Boca Raton, FL)
Saint George's Independent School (Collierville, TN)
Saint Xavier High School (Louisville, KY)
Signal Mountain High School (Signal Mountain, TN)
Southlake Carroll High School (Southlake, TX)
Spartanburg High School (Spartanburg, SC)
Starr's Mill High School (Fayetteville, GA)
TL Hanna High School (Anderson, SC)
Trinity High School (Louisville, KY)
Vandegrift High School (Austin, TX)
Webb School of Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
Woodland High School (Cartersville, GA)

GIRLS
Allen High School (Allen, TX)
Assumption High School (Louisville, KY)
Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)
Briarwood Christian School (Birmingham, AL)
Brookwood (Snellville, GA)
Buford High School (Buford, GA)
Cambridge High School (Milton, GA)
Carrollton High School (Carrollton, GA)
Central Magnet School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Chattanooga Christian School (Chattanooga, TN)
Christian Academy of Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
DuPont Manual High School (Louisville, KY)
Girls Prepartory School (Chattanooga, TN)
Harpeth Hall School (Nashville, TN)
Heritage Hall School (Oklahoma City, OK)
Hutchison School (Memphis, TN)
McCracken County High School (Paducah, KY)
Miami Palmetto High School (Miami, FL)
Milton High School (Milton, GA)
Morgantown High School (Morgantown, WV)
North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, GA)
North Oconee High School (Bogart, GA)
North Oldham High School (Goshen, KY)
Pensacola Catholic High School (Pensacola, FL)
Riverwood High School (Sandy Springs, GA)
Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)
Saint Andrew's School (Boca Raton, FL)
Saint George's Independent School (Collierville, TN)
Saint Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge, LA)
Southlake Carroll High School (Southlake, TX)
Starr's Mill High School (Fayetteville, GA)
Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)
Vandegrift High School (Austin, TX)
Walton High School (Marietta, GA)
Winter Park High School (Winter Park, FL)
Woodland High School (Cartersville, GA)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2018 TOURNAMENT DATES ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot will return to beautiful Chattanooga, TN on March 16-17, 2018. The 2018 edition of the event will mark the 11th Anniversary for the event and its 4th year in the Scenic City.

Key changes to the 2018 event will include the event changing the to 8-team division to ensure more competitive balance. With the change all participating teams will be guaranteed 3 matches in tournament play. Another key change will be the return to the nine-point dual match scoring format in which all individual matches are worth 1 point. To win the dual a team must win 5 or more matches.

If you are interested in your team participating in the 2018 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships please fill out the 2018 Participant Interest Form.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

2017 PARTICIPANTS COMBINE FOR 34 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The participating teams and players from the 2017 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by IcyHot have been extremely successfully this spring. The teams have raked in a total of 18 team state championships, 7 individual singles state championships and 9 individual doubles state championships. This year's 34 state champions is the second most in tournament history, the tournament hosted 38 state champions in 2013. We congratulate each of these team's and players on their outstanding success.

BOYS

TEAM STATE CHAMPION
Ransom Everglades -- Florida
Marist -- Georgia
Northview -- Georgia
Starr's Mill -- Georgia

Saint Xavier -- Kentucky
Catholic -- Louisiana
Rock Bridge -- Missouri
Heritage Hall -- Oklahoma
Spartanburg -- South Carolina
Montgomery Bell -- Tennessee

Tennessee -- Tennessee
Webb School of Knoxville -- Tennessee

SINGLES STATE CHAMPION
Brooks Green (McGill-Toolen) -- Alabama
Nicholas Watson (Catholic) -- Louisiana

George Harwell (Montgomery Bell) -- Tennessee
Harrison Williams (Knoxville Webb) -- Tennessee

DOUBLES STATE CHAMPION
Brooks Green & Hallet Green (McGill-Toolen) -- Alabama
Spencer Blandford & Preston Cameron (Saint Xavier) -- Kentucky
 Robert Hamlin & John Steib (Jesuit) -- Louisiana
Tony Lai & Miller Zeiders (Heritage Hall) -- Oklahoma
Jacob Marshall & Charlie Moseley (Tennessee) -- Tennessee
Ben Pearce & Ohm Sharma (Knoxville Webb) -- Tennessee

GIRLS

TEAM STATE CHAMPION
North Oconee -- Georgia
Walton -- Georgia
McCracken County -- Kentucky
Jackson Academy -- Mississippi
Baylor -- Tennessee
Webb School of Knoxville -- Tennessee

SINGLES STATE CHAMPION
Meredith Roberts (Jackson Academy) -- Mississippi
Drew Hawkins (Baylor) -- Tennessee
Lauren Yoon (Knoxville Webb) -- Tennessee

DOUBLES STATE CHAMPION
Emma Beavin & Katie Beavin (North Oldham) -- Kentucky
Lailaa Bashir & Emory Laseter (Jackson Academy) -- Mississippi
Anna Wisniewski & Audrey Yoon (Knoxville Webb) -- Tennessee

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ELEVEN PAST PARTICIPANTS NAMED HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS ALL-AMERICANS

Each spring the top 40 boys and top 40 girls in the country are honored as National High School Tennis All Americans by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation. In 2017 eleven former participants received this honor. All eleven of these honorees participated in the 2017 tournament. Among this year's honorees are 2017 Most Valuable Player selections Chambers Easterling and Liz Norman. The four girls' selections marks the most in the tournament history since 2014. Four of the boys' selections, including Arman Dave, Chambers Easterling, Brooks Green, and Drew Singerman were selected for the second straight year.

To be eligible to receive consideration as an All-American tennis player a student/athlete must maintain an above average academic and citizenship record, compete on a high school tennis team, and garner an individual national ranking. Among the elite group of student/athletes honored in the past as tennis All-Americans are many current and former professional tennis players, including Pete Sampras, Todd Martin, Kimberly Po, Aaron Krickstein, Jeff Tarango, Taylor Dent and Sam Querrey. All decisions for All-American honors are researched and authorized by a panel of eight (8) National District Chairmen who are highly respected high school coaches. For more information of the NHSTAAF click here.


GIRLS

Mallory Gilmer • Etowah • Woodstock, GA

Michelle McKamey • McCracken County • Paducah, KY

Liz Norman • Walton • Marietta, GA

Meredith Roberts • Jackson Academy • Jackson, MS

BOYS

Arman Dave • Southlake Carroll • Southlake, TX

Chambers Easterling • Spartanburg • Spartanburg, SC

Brooks Green • McGill-Toolen • Mobile, AL

Gavin Segraves • Northview • Johns Creek, GA

Drew Singerman • Saint Xavier • Louisville, KY

Nicholas Watson • Catholic • Baton Rouge, LA

Jeremy Yuan • Northview • Johns Creek, GA

2018 TOURNAMENT DATES ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships presented by Icy Hot will take place on March 16-17, 2018 in Chattanooga, TN. The 2018 edition of the event will mark our 11th anniversary and the 4th straight year the event will be held in Chattanooga, TN. This year we will host a total of 48 (24 boys & 24 girls) teams. All participating teams will be guaranteed three matches in tournament play. 

If you are interested in your team participating in the 2018 DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships please fill out the 2018 Participant Interest Form.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Top 10 Reasons You Should Accept an Invitation to the DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships


10.) Expose your weaknesses. You can play a sloppy and unfocused match against lesser competition and your players will think they're playing good. You can play some of your best tennis at the DecoTurf HS Tennis Team Championships and still get your weaknesses exposed, while there is still time to fix them before your state tournament.

9.) Expose yourself. Not only does the DecoTurf HS Tennis Team Championships get your players exposure to college coaches and other top national competitors, like at a qualifier or nationals, but competing in the event looks really good in the local newspapers, which makes you look good as a coach. Think of all those young, impressionable, up-and-coming players in your area who are looking for a place to play high school tennis and see the local and national exposure your players and program are getting.

8.) Establish a benchmark. Set the standard for where you want your program to be both now and in the future; Put your program on the national scene, even if that means traveling across the country to play the nation's top programs. Every coach has a vision of where he/she wants their team, and some even have a plan for getting there. I applaud the coaches who take their teams across the country, for they have a benchmark of where their team presently stands against competition from other states.

7.) Multiply the state tournament experience. It is one thing to put on your school's colors and take on the best your state has to offer, it is quite a different thing to represent your city, your state, even your section by competing against the best the nation has to offer. The DecoTurf HS Tennis Team Championships have hosted more than 100 team and 96 individual state champions.

6.) Take your game to the next level. Something special happens when two great teams play each other that allows team to take their game to a higher level. And once you reach that new plateau, you seldom go back. You learn things about yourself and find a mental toughness and attitude that you take back with you as a source of strength for future matches, not just at your state tournament, but for these student-athletes as they go on to play collegiate tennis as well.

5.) Earn bragging rights. It is a chance to meet and make friends with players you may be playing with or against in college. And even if you don't go on to play in collegiate tennis, you can be sitting in your dorm room with your roommates proclaim, "That player that was just named an All-American? I took him/her, to three-sets at the DecoTurf HS Tennis Team Championships!" 

4.) What happens at the DecoTurf HS Tennis Team Championships doesn't have to stay there. Everything worth learning in High School doesn't just happen within the walls of your school, or the boundaries of your state. Not only is traveling to Chattanooga as a high school student-athlete without a parent there to look after them a growing experience, it provides an opportunity for your players to learn valuable lessons. Getting your players up for an 8AM match against an opponent that questions every call or sitting together as a team hundreds of miles from home during a rain delay all help teach lessons that these players will use throughout life, not just on the tennis court.

3.) Become a champion. Every athlete in every sport wants to test their skills against the best possible competition, but how often do you actually get to play in an event that many consider the national championship? At the DecoTurf HS Tennis Team Championships not only does your team have a chance to win a National Championship, but you get to play new competition that you normally wouldn't have on your schedule. 

2.) Silence the critics. If you've compiled your 50 match winning streak and state records in let's say Kentucky, what does that really mean to someone in Florida? If you've got that special, once-in-a-blue moon team that only happens when the planets are aligned, why hide them under a bushel basket? To turn down an invitation to the DecoTurf  HS Tennis Team Championships is to squander an opportunity to showcase just how good your program really is.

1.) Get the experience. The DecoTurf HS Tennis Team Championships is about much more than just a tennis tournament. The event give you an opportunity to build team unity. You get to experience a great event in an outstanding city. It gives your players a chance to bond and grow as they experience the highs and lows of competing against the nation's best. Whether it is the players party before the event or the plane ride home after the event the you get an experience both you and your players will remember!