Merry Christmas! Nets are up at Westlane Middle School so play outside in this Spring-like weather.Spacer North Central Boys' Tennis Team Threepeats as IHSAA Team Tennis Champions and wins State IHSAA Doubles title and Finalist in Singles Title. Congrat to JJ Kroot, Jon Tuerk and Steven Christie.Spacer High Performance Winter Program will be inside: November 2-March 15, 2016.Spacer High Performance inside program busy from 5 am - 10 pm M-Thursdays. Wow!Spacer
Ben Lugar, Jamison Clark, Trevor Cox, Melissa Fitch, Tim Brady, Steve Wakefield, Daniel Brunette, Bryan Smith, Barbara Wynne, Sue Brandt, Jeff Smith, Sally Lugar, Frank Catanzarite, Barb Catanzarite, Brad Holmes, Stig Ljunggren.

Standing Front of Net:
Korey Wynne, Jacob Pluta, Brandon Benedict, Rob Bell

Standing Back of Net Left to Right:
Rhonda Brandt, Debbie Brown, Jessica Brandt, Katie Brandt, Claire Reifeis, JT Wynne, Turner Lesnick, Sean Strunk, Andrew Stutz, Marcus Hirsch, Megan Lugar, Jaclyn Baldwin, Daniel Rodefeld, Simon Shamo, Chad Stanley, Aron McNicholas, Jack Theising, Ben Hirsch, Ashley Justice, Sue Johns, Jerome Freeling, Jack Enkema, Stephanie Hazlett, Jack McCarter


Melissa Fitch to be AT TENNIS HOUSE October 26-30, 2015 from 4-6 pm to accept payments for winter tennis.

You may e-mail Melissa at or leave a message for her on the Tennis House phone: 259-5377. Full fee and Access fees are due this week to receive the discounted rate.
Melissa is a teacher at Fox Hill and the 4-6 hours are ideal. Our computers were down last week and therefore it was difficult to contact Melissa. The deadline has been extended only through FRIDAY for ...more»

Winter Program for High Performance and Wynne Players dates set: November 3-March 15, 2016. Registration is open NOW and significant discounts to players whose winter fee is paid by October 25, 2015.

All checks payable to Indianapolis Community Tennis Program and credit cards accepted. Jeff and Bryan Smith head the Advanced Players Program. Dan Brunette, Stephanie Hazlett, Spencer Fields also coach advanced players. Barbara Wynne: Developing Players.
The total winter fee of $2,500 can be reduced to $2,000, if the full fee is paid by October 25, 2015. The Winter Program consists of 90 minute sessions running from 4:00-5:30 pm or 5:30-7:00 pm Monday ...more»

Bryan Smith, Jeff Smith, Stephanie Hazlett start Fall High Performance Program August 10-October 29,2015. Program offered Monday-Thursday from 4-6 pm $30/session.

Indoor Winter "Drill and Train" sessions and High Performance Programs will begin November 2 and go trough March 15, 2016. at Indoor Center located at 12419 N. Meridian Street. Program for 10 and unders will be held at the center Fridays-Sundays.
The Indianapolis Community Tennis Program's High Performance Sessions begin Monday, August 10th from 4-6 pm. Session are $30 or $120 for Monday through Thursday. The program will run through October. ...more»

Barbara Wynne to teach and run round robin for Eight and Under Boys and Girls Wednesdays from 4:30-6 pm. August 12-September 30. $15 per session

Class: Ages 8-12 on Sundays: 12:30-2 instructional and 2-4 pm Intermediates: Arranged Team and Ladder matches. Green-dot ball. All matches critiqued. $20/session.
Fall Tennis beginners in semi-private lessons will be held on Saturday morning at 9, 10, 11 am from August 15-September 26th . Also, Wednesdays 3:30-4:25 pm. August 12-September 30, 2015.
Class size 5.

2015 Kerry Seward Award Winners: Claire Reifeis and Simon Shamo honored at Awards Banquet.

Terrific Student Athletes, Players, Leaders, Teachers and Role Models. Congratulations!!!!!
The highest award of the Summer Tennis Program went to two North Central seniors. This was the first time that both boy and girls winners were from tbe same school. Both winners volunteered and played ...more»

Riley donation of $13,392 brings total to $602,917 donated since 1984!

Cole Herrman's name drawn for trip for two to Finals of the US Open!
Kids Helping Kids Project benefits Riley Children Foundation. Designated funds go to Riley juvenile diabetes research and Camperships to Camp Riley. For 30 years we have also supported a Watts line into ...more»


ALL OTHERS TEXT @learntopl to 81010. Tournament Players or High Performance Players: TEXT @6a203c6 to 81010.
If you like texting and want to have an alert on weather, please follow the instructions: All learn to play classes wanting to know weather conditions: TEXT @learntopl to 81010....more»

Midwest Closed BG 18 & 16 Results posted. Carmel resident, Sameer Kumar won Boys 18 singles

Steve Wakefield organized a staff of umpires and site directors that made the tournament run smoothly. The weather was very cooperative until the finals. Great week! Thanks to everyone!
Boys' 18 Singles
F (4) Sameer Kumar d. (2) Martin Joyce 6-7(6); 7-6(3); 6-3
PL (3) Jake Van Emburgh d. (6) Vincent Lin Wo (inj)
SF (2) Martin Joyce d. (3) Jake Van Emburgh 6-4; 7-6(4)
SF (4) Sameer Kumar

Tennis Mixed Doubles for Adults Begin Sunday, May 17, 2015. Teams paired by Age and Ability. Register with partner or without partner. We find tennis partners.

28 courts reserved for mixed doubles from 5:30-7:00 pm. on Sundays. Must register each week.
We want YOU to participate in our
2015 Sunday Night Tennis Mixed Doubles

Matches are held from 5:30-7:00 pm at Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center, 1805 East 86th Street. Cost is $10/player. Meets the following
"It takes a big staff to run all the programs we offer." We want You!
2015-16 Schedule of Tournaments and Events
2015 Calendar of Tennis Events, Classes, Tournaments
Indianapolis Community Tennis Program
at the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center
1805 East 86th Street - 34 Courts – Tennis House
*New: Sunday Mixed Doubles register each week to play ($10/ea): 5/17-8/30
Tournament(deadline date) TennisLink (entry number)

March 2: Tennis Play Day and Info day. Free. 6:00-7:30 pm. Activities for kids! Tennis House.
Register:Sundays: April 12-May 17th Midwest Youth Team Tennis (ages 6-12) Sundays.
Registration site: Deadline is March 20, 2015.

March 14: 12 Noon..Bryan Smith, Jeff Smith, Dan Brunette to meet with Parents and Players interested in the format of the Spring High Performance Tournament Players Training Program. The meeing is in the Community Room of the Tennis House at the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center.

March 16: 3:00 pm First Day Tennis House Open for Registration

April 12-May 17: Midwest Youth Team Tennis ages 6-13) (all levels of play & instruction} Sundays: 3:00-4:00 pm. Advanced registration required. Middle School Mixed Doubles and Pizza Sundays: 4:00-5:30 pm April 12-May 17th.

April 24-27: Big East Men and Women College Tennis Tournament (New 2015)

May 3, 2015 Connie Held Spirit Dinner…All welcome…6:30-8:00 pm Tennis House

May 8-10:(5/4) Crosswords of America Junior Open (855323415) B(18-16)s, FIC B(18-16)d

May 8-10 (5/5) Washington Township Orange and Green Ball Earned Advancement Midwest-Level 5 (850018115) BG 10 Green-Ball s; FIC; 5/9 Co-Ed 10 Orange-Ball RR

May 15-17:(5/11) Barbara S. Wynne Junior Open (855305815) Midwest Level 5 & (QuickStart 8s) B(18-12)s FIC; G(14-12)s,FIC;B(18-12)d,SE; G(14-12)d,SE; QuickStart 8s RR.

May 17 First weekly Sunday Mixed Doubles. Ages 18 and over. 5:30-7:00 pm $10/each Must preregister each week: Runs May 17-August 30 (no mixed doubles July 5 and 12th.)

May 20-22 IHSAA Girls Sectionals

May 22-24:(5/17)( Race Weekend/No Hotel Open (855324015) (with QuickStart 8s) Jrs. MW Level 5. B(18-12)s FIC; G(14-12)s,FIC,B(18-12)d,SE; G(14-12)d,SE; 8BGs:Red Ball RRs 5/24 (1-4 pm)

May 22-24:(5/17) Race Weekend Earned advancement (850108415) Orange and Green Ball 10s

May 22-24; May 23: Co-ed 10 orange-ball Round Robin

May 26-27 IHSAA Girls’ regional

May 26-July 30, 2015: Nine-week Summer Program begins at North Central, Eastwood, and Westlane.

May 29-31 (5/24)CITA Qualifications (850079915) for BG10 at Lawrence North. Deadline: May 24

May 31; Washington Township Quick Start Open: (#850053615) BG10s (60’ court/orange ball) BG8 and under (36’ Court/red ball)) Round Robin

June 5-6: IHSAA 1 Girls State Team Championships

June 5-8 (5/29)CITA Midwest Boys 18 & under Qualifier (850061215) SD (deadline May 29, 2015)

June 7-10: (5/31)CITA Midwest Girls 18 & 16 & under Qualifier (#85008015) (deadline May 31, 2015)

June 12 & 13: IHSAA Girls Individual Singles & Doubles State Championships (away)

June 14:(6/11) June Satellite Tournament for unranked tennis players: BG 18,16,14, 12 singles: 12-5 pm

June 19: USTA Midwest College Showcase (Advanced registration required)

June 20-25: (6/12) USTA Midwest Level 1 Outdoor Closed Championships (850013315) BG (18-16)s,FIC; BGd,SE

June 26-28:(8/22) Hoosier Open (#850062715) for BG 10, 12, 14sd Consolation singles & doubles

July 4-5: Mid-Tac Annual Tennis Championships

July 10:(7/7) July Satellite Tournament for unranked players: BG 18,16,14, 12 singles: 12-5 pm.

July 11-13:(7/3) USTA LEVEL 3 Tournament (850013415) BG(18-16)s,FIC,BG(18-16)d,SE

July 23-26:(7/20) Indiana State Junior Open (855324615) (with level 7 QuickStart 10s & 8s) MW Level 5 BG(18-12)s,FIC; BG(18-12)d,SE; XD(18,14)d,SE Open: BG(10 78’court/green-dot ball)s, FIC; BG10d,SE; Open: BG(8(36’Court/Red Ball)sd, RR (Benefits Riley Children’s Foundation)

July 29: Tennis Program Awards and Pizza Party: 12 noon Tennis House (registration required)

July 30: Summer Program ends

Fall Program: August 3-October 17, 2015: Dan Brunette, Jeff Smith, Bryan Smith

July 31-Auguat 2: USTA Midwest Jr. Team Tennis Sectional Championships

August 2: August Washington Twp QuickStart Open (#850053715) BG10 (60’ Court/Orange Ball), 8(36’Court/Red Ball)s, RR

August 8(9/3) August Satellite Tournament for unranked players: BG 18,16,14,, 12-5 pm.

August 10-October 29, 2015 Smith Fall High Performance 4-6 pm Monday-Thursday $30/session

August 12-September 30: Wednesday Red-Ball Round Robins 4:30-6:00 pm: intermed 8 and under: $15/session/Wynne

August 15-September 26; Red-Ball Beginners and Advanced Beginners ages 6-8. Times 9,10,11 am $60/Wynne

August 14-16: USTA Midwest Adult League Sectional Championships

August 16-September-September 25: 12 and under strong intermediates: green ball: 12:30-2 pm $75/Wynne +

August 16-September 25 Sunday Practice and Team & Ladder matches for BG 14 and under Intermediates 2-4 pm $20/session

August 21-23: USTA Midwest Adult 40 and Over Sectional Championships

August 30: John Shirley High School Boys’ Invitational

September 12 & 13, 2015: Regional USTA High Performance Training Program

September 17: Free Tennis for elementary school students ages 6-11 at the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis
Center, 4:30-6:00 pm. Hosted by the North Central Tennis Teams and the Indianapolis Community
Program. The Event is part of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play. Cooperating sponsors are the
USTA Midwest Section. Prizes will be given to all participants who complete their Tennis activities.
Tennis Racquets will be available for loan but please wear tennis shoes.

September 19: Middle Schools’ Invitational

September 30-October 3: IHSAA Boys Sectionals

October 5-9, 2015: Fall Break Tennis Program, please register

October 6 & 7; IHSAA Boys Regional

October 16 & 17: IHSAA Boys’ Tennis State Team Championships

October 23 & 24 IHSAA Boys’ Tennis State Individual Singles and Doubles Championships (away)

November 2, 2015-March 15, 2016 Winter High Performance Indoor Program

November 6,7,8-(Friday afternoon, Saturdays, Sundays) Weekdend Indoor Programs for 10 & 12 and under at the Training Center. Weekend training for intermediates. November, December, January, Febriary 15-March 15

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