Welcome to Triple T Tennis, home of the Trussville Triple Tís Junior Team Tennis organization!

We practice at multiple locations, Bradford Park, Centerpoint courts (next to the DMV) and soon we will be at the new racquet club off Old Leeds Road (formally Mountain Brook Swim and Tennis). Most of our home matches will be played at the Centerpoint courts for now until the new racquet club is ready.

Please browse our website to find out all the latest information, schedules, and news about the teams and events at the park.

Keep up with the latest discussions on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/bradfordparktennis

* See below for Tournaments and Events *

Happy Easter!



Happy Easter Everyone! May your Bunnies sound like chickens and chickies peep and all taste like chocolate and marshmallow! May we all feel like the kids do getting an Easter basket filled will sugar, lol.
coach Mark and Family

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-04-20T07:22:08.937-07:00

8's and 10's last matches

Yes ALL  8's and 10's players THAT ARE IN TOWN AND AVAILABLE TO PLAY be at lifetime fitness in Vestavia  at 1:30 we start matches at 2 p.m.

8's with coach John last double header of season 
10's with coach Hank and Me last single match of season.


Mark

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-04-19T10:09:44.292-07:00

Update on the progress of our school players

A little update on all of our school players:

I want to say how proud I have been of everyone playing for their school teams and doing so well. I know you all know how important I feel playing for your school teams are and doing well to support your communities.

Coach Gerald did an amazing job with his kids this year at 
Trussville middle school! Congratulations on a super first year coaching and to the players that help get that team going! ( a bunch of our 12-14's players)

The Springville Boys won sectionals today and now head to states, Congratulations to them all!! Go Purple Machine! So proud! It will be sad to see Steven and Cole head off next year to college but they leave big shoes to fill in with their  legacy for the team! Now go win State like I know you guys will!!! (Made up of our 18's int and adv players)

Good luck tomorrow to all the girls on the Springville team at sectionals, to Megan on the scotsboro team! (Girls From our 12's-18's beg, int and adv teams)

Congrats to Anna Lauren for making the finals at her first sectionals for the Trussville Highschool team, Now go kill that girl from Huntsville on Friday girl! ( from our 14's int adv team)
And to Alana for a Simi final showing,( from our 14's int adv team) and good job and well fought matches to Wreed on the Grissom team! (From our 18's intadv team)

Good luck to Evan and Eric tomorrow on the Trussville boys team! (From our 14 adv and 18's int team)

congrats to Hunter for making it to the final for his Victory Christian Team Good luck tomorrow Hunter! (From our 18's int team)

You guys all bring a tear to my eyes great job this season and so proud of how you guys do your best all year to train for these huge moments that you will remember forever!!


Coach Mark

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-04-16T19:58:03.740-07:00

Summer session sign up info

TEAM TENNIS SUMMER SESSION REGISTRATION INFO
PLEASE GO REGISTER ASAP FOR YOUR TEAM: info below on how to do so:

STARTING NOW YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE TEAMS (please be registered byApril 30th) THESE ARE CURRENTLY DUMP NUMBERS AS WE WILL HAVE A TEAM ASSIGNMENT PRACTICE NEAR THE 1st as there will be May teams in several age groups this summer. 
States are the weekend of July 18-20 I will be emailing all the hotel info this week.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PASS THE WORD AROUND ABOUT SIGN-ups for those people you have been chatting with about joining one of our teams. We are always looking for players in all age groups

All ages have practice starting this week on 
Thursday night from 5:30 till 7 at Bradford park official practice start after May 1st

We will have a summer session meeting closer to the 1st


New to Team Tennis and age 10 & under  to get a free one year membership go here first : http://membership.usta.com/content.jsp?pageName=10UJRFREE

If you are new to team tennis and have no USTA number you can get it by clicking on the red box or renew if needed doing the same (PLEASE NOTE A USTA number is different from your team number you must have both registered to play).  TEAM NUMBERS ARE LISTED UNDER STEP 5 if you do not know which number to register for email me!


After you have a USTA number you can register for a team by following the directions below:
1.       Goto www.usta.com
2.       Click TennisLink
3.       Click Jr. Team Tennis
4.       Click Register to Play
5.       Enter Team Number and click then  your team number listed below, enter the numbe
  8's       7032238041        

10's        7032238045

12 beg   7032238048

12 int    7032238051

14 beg     7032238052

14 int       7032238053

18's beg     7032238054

18's int     7032238055

6.       Enter your USTA Member ID or Team Tennis ID and click Proceed to Checkout


Thank you, 
Triple T Coaches, Gerald, MJ, John, Hank, Claire, Mark, David, Micheal. (We are on the lookout for coach parents to help each session!)

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-04-15T11:49:52.217-07:00

Fun night for all tennis kids come have fun with everyone for free!

Fun night for all tennis kids come have fun with everyone for free!
As you all know the pro tour is in town and we have been having fun seeing some great players play. Now is your chance to play with them! Come out tomorrow night and have a blast and get great prizes and watch the main match! See everyone there tomorrow night


Friday, April 11 ~~ Kid?s Night! ~ Prizes for all kids! Free clinic with Pro Circuit Players 5:00-6:00 pm ~ Featured Match with Raffles throughout at 6:30 pm.

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-04-10T08:30:05.577-07:00

This weeks info for 3/23

THIS WEEKS thru 3/23 INFO, PRACTICES, MATCHES, EVENTS, MATCHES IN REVIEW
 ALL MATCHES OVER SPRING BREAK 3/22-3/30 I NEED AN EMAIL LETTING ME KNOW WHO WILL BE HERE SO to KNOW WHEN TO SCHEDULE OR RESCHEDULING THEM, THANK YOU


THIS IS ALL IMPORTANT INFO SO PLEASE READ IT ALL SO YOU AS PARENT OR PLAYER ARE UP TO DATE, THERE IS AWESOME INFO so read it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  PARENTS IMPORTANT: (I DID NOT RECEIVE A SINGLE PERSONS CHECKS THIS WEEK, SO NEXT IF NOT HANDED IN YOU WILL NOT PLAY AT MATCHES OR PRACTICES HAND THEM IN PLEASE!!!!) fees need to be handed in this week at practices or matches, I should not be chasing   people down for the team fee or uniform money, every team currently has one to four players that have not handed in fees. I need to put my foot down on this as if this was any other sport baseball, basketball, soccer, ect.. yur child would not even be assigned a team if fess were not handed in. it is not like we charge a bunch! I loved what two parents said this week from the YMCA teams "you guys only pay $55?, and you get the best training in the area hence why you guys win so much!, We pay for our membership plus a fee to play and for practice clinics, it runs $200 plus a month there to be part of team tennis.  (As we have heard they are always looking to get you to pay for privates there) And they are one of the cheaper places to play you know it is a fortune at most places and they take your Credit card up front to charge you, SO PLEASE HAND IN YOUR FEES AND UNIFORM MONEY THIS WEEK, I HAVE ALOT GOING ON WITH ALL THESE TEAMS MY KIDS ON FIVE TEAMS IN TWO SPORTS, THE CLUB STUFF CHASING DOWN GETTING STUFF DONE FOR US IN THE FUTURE MEETING FOR TENNIS ECT..... AND SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BRING THIS UP 1/3 OF THE WAY INTO OUR SESSION!!!!!!!!!!

Below is the info for the week, practices, and match results PLEASE read all!!
Do not forget you can follow all this on the new website triplettennis.com or on face book for the private group (you can join) and page (you can like) there at totallytufftennis.

        PRACTICE FOR THIS WEEK:     (CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF WEATHER IS A PROBLEM ALWAYS CHECK EMAIL AROUND 4-4:30 ON PRACTICE DAYS)

    TUESDAY NIGHT: BRADFORD (THIS IS THE STANDARD FOR EVERY WEEK AS LONG AS WEATHER IS OK):    10'S WITH COACH HANK AT 5:30    AND 12- 18'S ALL PLAYERS WITH COACH DAVID, CLAIRE AND COACH MARK AT 5:30  PRACTICE FOR BOTH ENDS AROUND 7:15 SO PLEASE ARRIVE BY NO LATER THAN 7:15 TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD! 

     THURSDAY NIGHT BRADFORD (THIS IS THE STANDARD FOR EVERY WEEK AS LONG AS WEATHER IS OK):   8'S PLAYERS UP TOP WITH CAOCH JOHNFROM 5:30 TILL 7 P.M., 10'S WITH COACH HANK AT 5:30,    AND 12- 18'S ALL LEVELS PLAYERS WITH COACH DAVID, CLAIRE AND COACH MARK AT 5:30  PRACTICE FOR BOTH ENDS AROUND 7:15 SO PLEASE ARRIVE BY NO LATER THAN 7:15 TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD! 

 SATURDAY: WILL BE POSTED BY THURSDAY WAITING TO HEAR HOW MANY IN TOWN FOR SPRING BREAK.


MATCHES: (REMEMBER TO USE YOU EMAIL LIST TO REPLY ALL IF NEEDING A RIDE TO MATCHES FOR CAR POOLING)
        ALL MATCHES OVER SPRING BREAK 3/22-3/30 I NEED AN EMAIL LETTING ME KNOW WHO WILL BE HERE WHEN SCHEDULE OR RESCHEDULING THEM, THANK YOU

12 BEG, MATCH MOVED TO APRIL 1ST FOR PELHAM NEXT MATCH IS 3/30 AT YMCA TRUSSVILLE (LET ME KNOW WHO WILL BE IN TOWN ON 3/30?)

10'S FRIDAY 3/21 AT CENTER POINT AT 6 P.M. WAMR UPS PLEASE ARRIVE BY 5:15 P.M. (PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHO IS TOWN 3/21 AND 3/28 FOR THESE NEXT TWO MATCHES) I HAVE ALSO EMAILED A COUPLE OF COACHES TO ADD A FEW MORE MATCHES TO THE SCHEDULE FOR APRIL.

8'S SATURDAY THIS MATCH IS RESCHEDULED CHECK NEW SCHEDULEONLINE WE WILL REPLAY ALL MATCHES FOR REST OF SESSION AS DOUBLES. PRACTICE STILL ON TO KEEP UP SKILLS FOR THOSE HERE THIS WEEK. (NEED TO KNOW WHO IS HERE 3/29?)

12'S INT 3/23 AT CENTER POINT VS LIFETIME FITNESS, PLEASE ARRIVE BY1:15 SUNDAY FOR THIS MATCH (COULD BE RESCHEDULED AFTER I RECIEVE BACK THE EMAILS DUE TO SPRING BREAK)

18'S BEG/INT 3/23 AT GEORGE WARD PARK, PLEASE ARRIVE AS CLOSE TO1:15 FOR WAMR-UPS AS POSSIBLE (ALSO LET ME KNOW WHO IS HERE IN TOWN FOR THIS MATCH AND DOUBLE HEADER ON 3/30 AT GARDENDALE?)

     Schedules: are posted on Facebook and on our triplettennis.com website all of them are there for you to view. (please note 8's are now on saturdays at 2 p.m., and 18's matches against George ward will be at home) Also these are not set in stone sometimes we have to change times or locations. Sometimes we have to reschedule do to events, weather kids ill, ect...you can also see all the scores and score sheets by going to usta.com then click on tennis link, then click on jr team tennis, then for team name type in "triple T's" and search then pick your child's age group and session team to review all the score sheets.

Here is a link with an rules of tennis that your kids can read for everything they need to know about tennis!


Here is a link for all parents (it is for the parents about how to be at matches but your kids can watch it with you) to watch it is a 18 minute video of the proper sportsmanship for a parent to conduct themselves at matches and future events. You will want to have your child's USTA number to put in that you have watched the video. Most states are now requiring this to attend any event, tournament, or play team tennis. (similar to the stars video that is for the school age kids) If you are going to states please watch this before July 1st. And USTA Southern will require all states to comply by next year.http://www.southerntennis.com/sportsmanship/


EVENTS COMING UP:

SUNDAY MARCH 16TH: (THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED I WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW WHEN) (DEADLINE BY SATURDAY IF CALLING DIRECT, IF LETTING ME KNOW BY FRIDAY EVENING)This is the event I would like to see all of our players at Sunday. It will be a bunch of fun, and learn about new equipment and pet some dogs! You can play as a junior with another kid, play with a Parent or adult, or adults can play together, let me know whom is attending by Friday? Or contact them directly to sign up

2nd Annual,   Pelham Racquet Club,   Sunday, March 16th,   1:00 ? 5:00 pm,   Proceeds will benefit the Shelby County Humane Society & The Sanctuary
  Invite everyone!
There will be dogs & cats on site for adoption!!
Sign up for mixed doubles 2:00 ? 4:00 pm
$25 per person/Snacks provided
Call 205-621-3380 to sign up!
Deadline, Saturday, March 15th
Demo Day with Wilson, Prince, Maui Jim, Gamma, Babolat, Tecnifibre!
Try out all the new stuff and win prizes!

Please email out to the coaches and let them know that there is a group of ladies that want to giveaway about 100 outfits (tops and skirts to match) in various sizes. This will happen at George Ward Tennis Center at 10am on Saturday, 3/29. Please have the coaches email me if they are interested and will have some of their ladies or juniors attend. Email Tenniszyx@aol.com to Rudy and let him know you will be attending and what group you are with (Triple T's) 
   PLEASE HELP:   WOULD YOU OR YOUR FAMILY LIKE TO HOST A PROFESSIONAL PLAYER?
   ***Legacy Credit Union Women?s $25,000 Pro Circuit Challenger
Housing needed, please contact Chaney Mills for more information or to sign up for housing. EMAIL IS  cmills@pelhamonline.com
   THERE WILL BE A KIDS DAY DURING THIS EVENT, I WILL POST TO YOU ALL ABOUT IT, IT IS FREE, YOU GET TO HIT WITH PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS AND GET PRIZES AND FREE DINNER, AS WELL AS WATCHING A PROFESSIONAL TENNIS MATCH. WE GO AS A GROUP TO THIS EVERY YEAR AND IT IS A BLAST!

 COACHES CORNER FOR QUICK LESSONS:

        4 Ways to Reduce Unforced Errors BY Lonny Burgos 

Sixty percent of tennis points fall on errors.
And, unfortunately, errors beget errors. Through their effect on the psyche, each contributes to a population explosion in the number of future errors.
Every error avoided, then, has the same effect in reverse. So, it pays to augment strategy with tactics and practices that reduce your frequency of error.
The first thing to do is to improve your success rate in returning serve. The service return is the most error-prone shot in tennis. So, improving in this department takes the biggest bite out of your overall number of errors.
Consequently, it also has the biggest impact on your confidence, thus serving as a boost for your entire game.
Another way to reduce your frequency of error is to play the percentages. That is, stick with high-percentage tactics unless there's good reason to depart from them on any particular shot.
Here ere are four additional ways to reduce your frequency of error:

SWING SLOWLY

Though mighty swings can be intimidating (and therefore an effective tactic of psychological warfare), your power isn't in your arm.
Power is imparted by the speed of the racket head (relative to the ground, not your body) at impact. You generate tremendous racket-head speed by stepping forward as you swing and by uncoiling your torso in the act of swinging.
By slowing your arm, you induce that step and uncoiling. That's because, to time a slow swing, you must be guilty of early preparation and the proper weight-transfer. Yes, swinging slowly causes you to hit harder. Moreover, a slow swing gives you sweet-spot contact and control. Result: The shot that comes off your racket is "heavy."
A heavy shot is one traveling faster than you seem to have hit it. Donald Budge hit heavy shots so smoothly and effortlessly the ball not only arrived sooner than expected, it sometimes knocked the racket out of his surprised opponent's hands.
You cannot hit as hard by arm-swinging with all your might. The same thing happens in boxing. It's not the boxers whose punch is all arm -- who swing with all their might -- who knock their opponents out.

FEEL THE BALL

IF YOU CAN'T, TRY LOOSENING YOUR GRIP. IF YOU STILL CAN'T, TRY SPREADING YOUR FINGERS A BIT. YOUR THUMB, MIDDLE FINGER, AND RING FINGER ARE THE ONES THAT HOLD THE RACKET.

Nonetheless, feeling the ball isn't just something that happens to you if you hold the racket correctly; it's something you must consciously do.

LOOK AT YOUR ERRORS

People tend to literally blink at their netted or out shots, then immediately avert their eyes. They do this to psychologically "distance" themselves from their errors.
But don't do that. See how far off-target the shot was. The unconscious learning centers of your brain need that feedback information. The results will amaze you.

BREATHE

No joke. Inhale through your backswing and exhale through your fore-swing. Let go of a full release of air as you swing, like a sigh. That's what players who "grunt" are doing, but they vocalize it.
Doing it out loud is unnecessary but it helps in one way. The sound is strong feedback and becomes "grooved" as a part of your stroke. So, the brain habitually reproduces an exhalation as you swing if it's used to hearing one out loud. When you're used to hearing it, you'll notice the moment you tense-up and stop.
I tell players that, when they're not playing well, they should start grunting. Works like a charm. It not only relaxes them and boosts their energy, it corrects their timing, for the grunt is timed to coincide with the moment racket meets ball.
The next thing you know, they're loose as a goose, hitting off the front foot again, swinging slow, and making sweet-spot contact with the ball.
You can't pay enough attention to your breathing. Take a moment to be aware of it between points. Doing so instantly relaxes you, which is the key to playing well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coaches notes:
 Many coaches have asked me to let parents know if your child does not have something important to go to on match days PLEASE have your child stay and support the other players in matches. We are as always a team event (not as an individual) and we all want to see the support of all the players and parents!!!!

THIS WEEKS MATCHES IN REVIEW:

ON MARCH 8th AND MARCH 15THSATURDAY:
        The 8's beg team played the LIFETIME FITNESS TEAM PLAYED DOUBLE HEADERS ON THE 8TH THE LOST BUT LOST SMALL 84-87 AND 71-72 BUT THEN CAME BACK HARD ON THE 25TH WINNING 91-46 AND 81-78 CAPTURING FIRST PLACE SO FAR FOR THIS SESSION!
      NOTABLES:
EVERYONE FOR THE FIRST MATCH OF THE SESSION AFTER ALL THE WEATHERED OUT DAYS I WAS SO PROUD OF YOU ALL, AND HOW EVERYONE SUPPORTED THEIR FELLOW PLAYERS!! I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING AND SEEING THAT THE PRACTICES ARE GOING ON WITH ALL PLAYERS TO GET EVERYONE THERE FOR THE WIN THIS WEEKEND!!!!

       The 10's team successfully REMAINS in first place after a fun match at MBC. Winning 48-13 and it was so much fun to watch! NEXT UP IS THE YMCA GREYSTONE TEAM!
NOTABLES:
The whole team, this group is so much fun and having a blast just enjoying so fun springtime tennis, I love it! EVEN MY NEWBIE ARE DOING WELL LEARNING HOW TO PLAY IN MATCHES CONGRATS TO THE TEAM AND IT'S PARENT COACHES!

ON SUNDAY THE 16TH:
        The 12's beg team played the PELAHM TEAM THEY LOST TO IN FIRST MATCH OF THE SESSION, WINNING THIS TIME 30-29 NOT BAD, WE JUST NEED TO KEEP IT UP AND CRSUCH NEXT TO TEAMS THIS SEEION TO RETAIN OUR CURRENT FIRST PLACE SPOT!!!! we face THE WEAKER PRC TEAM ON THE 1ST OF APRIL AND NEXT UP IS THE TRUSSVILLE YMCA TEAM ON THE 30TH. LETS GO T'S!!!!! 
NOTABLES:
EVERYONE PLAYED TO THIER BEST AND were awesome and everyone is playing hard! I WAS SO PROUD OF YOU ALL, AND HOW EVERYONE STAYED SUPPORTED THEIR FELLOW PLAYERS!!

ON SUNDAY MARCH 2ND *(HAD A BYE THIS WEEK):
The 12's int team vs Trussville YMCA team, the faced some good tough boys and brought it for the win of 37-16!
NOTABLES:
THIS WHOLE GROUPS OF AMAZING PLAYERS WORKING TOGETHER EVEN if they are tired from other sports tournaments THEY CARRY ON SUPER GROUP Great job Guys!

     THE 18'S BEG/INT TEAM this week had a BYE at next meeting against the GEORGE WARD team ON 3/23 THEY ARE CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE SO LETS GO KICK SOME TAIL AND WIN SOME MATCHES!
 
I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A FUN SESSION SO FAR AND HOW PROUD I AM OF ALL THE HARD WORK THE KIDS ARE PUTTING IN,GREAT JOB EVERYONE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT WEEKENDS MATCHES!!

COACH MARK

"Each match you play will nurture either a strength or weakness in you, learn from them both!"
Nick Bollettieri



Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-03-17T11:01:35.369-07:00


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