TopLeft CornerHickory – The 2016 Greater Hickory Juniors Singles tournament will be held July 15 – 17 at Hickory City Park.  The tournament invites all young tennis players ages 8 to 18 to compete, make friends, gain playing experience, and have fun.  Players must register no later than July 11.  This Level 4 tournament is a great way to expose young players to the competitive world of tennis while allowing the experienced juniors to continue their growth.

You must be a USTA member to register.  If you already have a USTA membership, register online at www.nctennis.com.  Click on Tennislink (in red), then click on ‘Tournaments’ and enter the tournament ID# 700133815.  Follow the rest of the instructions on the site to complete your registration. For free Membership for children 10 & under, go to this link: (http://membership.usta.com/content.jsp?pageName=10UJRFREE).

For junior players competing in their first USTA tournament (L4 or L5), the NCTA will pay the entry fee for that participant.  This gives young players a free opportunity to experience the excitement of tournament tennis.

Junior Team Tennis players should contact Sara Worth (saraworth@nctennis.com) to get their free entry vouchers.  Players will enter the tournament online and present the voucher to the tournament director at check-in of their first match.  The tournament director will send the voucher to the NCTA office so that the player can be reimbursed.

The GHTA appreciates and values all of their generous sponsors and welcomes any donation.  The donations are based on the following levels and goals:  Lifetime Sport ($500); Build Self-Confidence ($300); Improve Concentration ($200); Social Interaction ($100); Fun Of Tennis ($25); other ($___).  To receive proper recognition of the donation, it must be received by July 8.   Please make check payable to the Greater Hickory Tennis Association and mail to the following address:

Greater Hickory Tennis Association, Donna Barger, 650 40th Ave. Lane NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

The Greater Hickory Tennis Association (GHTA) is a recreational non-profit organization 501 (c) 3, whose mission is to raise awareness about tennis by creating opportunities for learning, playing and/or promoting the sport. The GHTA has an all-volunteer board of directors that acts as a resource to promote diverse tennis programs development, advocate for USTA League tennis, provide equipment grants, support charitable tennis events, and aid with facility growth.