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.

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Info for this week thru 6/27

ALL MATCH AND PRACTICE SCHEDULES FOR TEAMS ARE NOW EMAILED OUT TO YOU, SO PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS AND READ ALL TO BE UP TO DATE ON THIS WEEKS INFO THRU 6/27
Thank you Triple T's coaches.

GET YOUR KIDS TO ALL DAY PRACTICES WHEN YOU CAN If it is a problem with cost contact me (this group has never been about the money) if a problem with rides contact me let's see what we can do (we will chat with other parents to work it out)
We will have all days this week as always Mon, Wed, and Fri. (Parents even if it rains please do not come get your kids unless you have to before 5 p.m. We go inside and use the inside for play and class.
Break down for all day is this:
All days will start this Monday 6/2 and will be on  Mon, Wed, and Fri (asweather permits, if it does not rain all day we will go in gym then back out to courts as the weather passes, so no need to run and pick your children up when it rains like past three years) it is very important to make as many all days as you can (this is how we trained to win last three years and train for the heat at states to beat other teams. Breeak down:
$15 per day includes lunch 
int players with me and coach Gerald for advance drills in a.m. 
beg players with our intern staff including 8's, 10's, 12 beg (unless sent to int group) and 18 beg (unless sent to int group)
(you can arrive or leave at anytime during the day but cost is the same)
drop off between 7 and 8 a.m. in the morning 
8 a.m. video on drill of the day and discussion time
9-12 on court training 
12-1:30 lunch and break
1:30 discussion n drill of the day
2 p.m. -3 p.m. drill of the day  (longer if needed)
Match play until 4:30-5 p.m. Please pick up by 5:30 the building is only open until 6 p.m.
(if we have match same day, No match play open to gym or pick up to make match time rides can be coordinated to take kids thier match with other parents!

Hawkins Center directions (it takes about 5 mins from Trussville) 8920 Roebuck Blvd, Birmingham, Al 35206-1524   it is where the Roebuck Golf Course is, It is a beautiful and remodled center, with indoor basketball, a playground, a auditorium, a lunch room, locker rooms and a fitness center for our ages 12 and up to use. Everyone will love this over MTN since we do not have problems when it rains. We may use MTN later in session closer to states for some advance match play for more courts to use. Roebuck Blvd is right past the Walmart center plaza on right off of hwy 11.

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-06-21T07:27:22.413-07:00

Team info week of June 15-22

Team info for week
Congrats to all of our 11 teams who had big wins this week, we are really doing what we planned as we work hard heading towards states! Great job to all of our kids and coaches! Looks like all are in first or second place right now in Bham league!

GET YOUR KIDS TO ALL DAY PRACTICES WHEN YOU CAN (if a problem with cost call coach Mark to work something out) We will have all days this week as always Mon, Wed, and Fri. (Parents even if it rains please do not come get your kids unless you have to before 5 p.m. We go inside and use the inside for play and class.
Break down for all day is this:
All days will start this Monday 6/2 and will be on  Mon, Wed, and Fri (as weather permits, if it does not rain all day we will go in gym then back out to courts as the weather passes, so no need to run and pick your children up when it rains like past three years) it is very important to make as many all days as you can (this is how we trained to win last three years and train for the heat at states to beat other teams. Breeak down:
$15 per day includes lunch 
int players with me and coach Gerald for advance drills in a.m. 
beg players with our intern staff including 8's, 10's, 12 beg (unless sent to int group) and 18 beg (unless sent to int group)
(you can arrive or leave at anytime during the day but cost is the same)
drop off between 7 and 8 a.m. in the morning 
8 a.m. video on drill of the day and discussion time
9-12 on court training 
12-1:30 lunch and break
1:30 discussion n drill of the day
2 p.m. -3 p.m. drill of the day  (longer if needed)
Match play until 4:30-5 p.m. Please pick up by 5:30 the building is only open until 6 p.m.
(if we have match same day, No match play open to gym or pick up to make match time rides can be coordinated to take kids thier match with other parents!
Hawkins Center directions (it takes about 5 mins from Trussville) 8920 Roebuck Blvd, Birmingham, Al 35206-1524   it is where the Roebuck Golf Course is, It is a beautiful and remodled center, with indoor basketball, a playground, a auditorium, a lunch room, locker rooms and a fitness center for our ages 12 and up to use. Everyone will love this over MTN since we do not have problems when it rains. We may use MTN later in session closer to states for some advance match play for more courts to use. Roebuck Blvd is right past the Walmart center plaza on right off of hwy 11.
PRACTICES: we will have 10's Tuesday 5:30 Bradford, 12-18 beg Tuesday at Bradford 5:30 and 8's at Bradford on Thursday at 5:30 (all int we will post by Monday night for practice night times for week)

MATCHES: post directions for all matches for Thursday by Monday Night. sorry Father's Day weekend and not around to email with family. 

Right now the only Monday match (both 12 beg teams have byes, and 14's int) is the 12 int team which has a match Monday at 4 p.m. At Vestavia country club. Arrive by 3:30 for warm ups with team. Tuesday the 14 adv has a match at 6 p.m. At Vestavia arrive by 5:30 p.m, for warm ups. And only 18's int has matches on Thursday night I am waiting to hear about make double header for LEEDS team. Thursday 8's newbies has a match against lifetime at 4 p.m. Working on location now. All other 8's and 10's teams are off with a bye. 

If lost call Mark Dayton at 256-490-8004


Please make sure you watch your sportsmanship video parents! Every team has less than half that have completed this it takes 10 minutes of your time so PLEASE go do this:
Sportsmanship Video:
 for parents to watch: (much like stars video kids need to watch to play for a school from the state, takes all of 12 mins of your time) I am working on the list this week of whom from each team has not done this (good example Claire checked the list for her players names only the girl from her team have done this) if not done same problem no playing and no attending states with the team!!!!!  
Link to video:   http://www.southerntennis.com/sportsmanship/
Link to illustrated rules book for players:  
http://assets.usta.com/assets/644/15/English%20Illustrated%20Rules%20of%20Tennis.pdf

I have now started collecting the states fees to attend it is $100 per child and please feel free to turn in a post dated check for up until the 25th of June. I will deposit them and pay for all of our fees and order the states uniforms on the 1st of July so the deadline is the end of the month. 



Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-06-15T16:40:11.912-07:00

This weeks tennis info

Please check the emails for match info: 
This weeks tennis info as follows:
Congrats to all of our 11 teams who had big wins this week, we are really doing what we planned as we work hard heading towards states! Great job to all of our kids and coaches!

We will have all days this week as always Mon, Wed, and Fri. (Parents even if it rains please do not come get your kids unless you have to before 5 p.m. We go inside and use the inside for play and class.
Break down for all day is this:
All days will start this Monday 6/2 and will be on  Mon, Wed, and Fri (as weather permits, if it does not rain all day we will go in gym then back out to courts as the weather passes, so no need to run and pick your children up when it rains like past three years) it is very important to make as many all days as you can (this is how we trained to win last three years and train for the heat at states to beat other teams. Breeak down:
$15 per day includes lunch 
int players with me and coach Gerald for advance drills in a.m. 
beg players with our intern staff including 8's, 10's, 12 beg (unless sent to int group) and 18 beg (unless sent to int group)
(you can arrive or leave at anytime during the day but cost is the same)
drop off between 7 and 8 a.m. in the morning 
8 a.m. video on drill of the day and discussion time
9-12 on court training 
12-1:30 lunch and break
1:30 discussion n drill of the day
2 p.m. -3 p.m. drill of the day  (longer if needed)
Match play until 4:30-5 p.m. Please pick up by 5:30 the building is only open until 6 p.m.
(if we have match same day, No match play open to gym or pick up to make match time rides can be coordinated to take kids thier match with other parents!
Hawkins Center directions (it takes about 5 mins from Trussville) 8920 Roebuck Blvd, Birmingham, Al 35206-1524   it is where the Roebuck Golf Course is, It is a beautiful and remodled center, with indoor basketball, a playground, a auditorium, a lunch room, locker rooms and a fitness center for our ages 12 and up to use. Everyone will love this over MTN since we do not have problems when it rains. We may use MTN later in session closer to states for some advance match play for more courts to use. Roebuck Blvd is right past the Walmart center plaza on right off of hwy 11.

Please make sure you watch your sportsmanship video parents! Every team has less than half that have completed this it takes 10 minutes of your time so PLEASE go do this:
Sportsmanship Video:
 for parents to watch: (much like stars video kids need to watch to play for a school from the state, takes all of 12 mins of your time) I am working on the list this week of whom from each team has not done this (good example Claire checked the list for her players names only the girl from her team have done this) if not done same problem no playing and no attending states with the team!!!!!  
Link to video:   http://www.southerntennis.com/sportsmanship/
Link to illustrated rules book for players:  
http://assets.usta.com/assets/644/15/English%20Illustrated%20Rules%20of%20Tennis.pdf

I have now started collecting the states fees to attend it is $100 per child and please feel free to turn in a post dated check for up until the 25th of June. I will deposit them and pay for all of our fees and order the states uniforms on the 1st of July so the deadline is the end of the month. 

We are down now to two hotel rooms left at the Hilton in Auburn, all three of the other hotels are booked as far as I know but feel free to contact them in case they may have king rooms left or a cancellation from some other event or booking:
Here are the Hotels:
Mariott at Robert Trent jones, 
we used this one for sectionals. It is going to be use for some ages to play at states this year (no I do not know which age group until draw comes out around July 15th) but it has the practice courts we will use in a.m, Has an amazing play area lagoon pool for the kids to have fun, and it has a couple restaurants to eat breakfast at! It is the closest to the tennis center as well. Price is $139 a night you click on link and click on the book for our group and rate. here is the link for it:   http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Totally%20Tuff%20Tennis%20Room%20Block%5Ecsgab%60ttrttra%60135.00%60USD%60false%607/18/14%607/20/14%606/20/14&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

The Hilton Garden inn,
We use this every year at states as well, nice pool, good breakfast that you'll get a coupon for like 50% off of for your room each day. It is about 5-7 mins from tennis center on the loop. Price is $99 a night you will call tel:  334-502-3500 to reserve your room, tell them you are with totally tuff tennis group and the code is TUFF I do recommend asking for the manager Mark or the group booking agent Jody rather than dealing with the counter person who is usually busy to take your reservation.

Auburn Hotel at University,
Some of our group uses this one each year, I believe they have a pool. They are on campus so about 7 mins from the complex. I think they do continental style breakfast, I know some parents that stayed there ate breakfast at IHOP. The price is $144 per night and the number is 334-821-8200 there you just tell them you are with usta jr team tennis as that is the rate they book for the weekend.


Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-06-08T08:54:19.168-07:00

All day practice starts tomorrow

All days will start tomorrow this Monday 6/2 and will be on  Mon, Wed, and Fri (as weather permits, if it does not rain all day we will go in gym then back out to courts as the weather passes, so no need to run and pick your children up when it rains like past three years) it is very important to make as many all days as you can (this is how we trained to win last three years and train for the heat at states to beat other teams. Breeak down:
$15 per day includes lunch 
int players with me and coach Gerald for advance drills in a.m. 
beg players with our intern staff including 8's, 10's, 12 beg (unless sent to int group) and 18 beg (unless sent to int group)
(you can arrive or leave at anytime during the day but cost is the same)
drop off between 7 and 8 a.m. in the morning 
8 a.m. video on drill of the day and discussion time
9-12 on court training 
12-1:30 lunch and break
1:30 discussion n drill of the day
2 p.m. -3 p.m. drill of the day  (longer if needed)
Match play until 5:30 please pick up by no later than 6 p.m.
(if we have match same day, No match play open to gym or pick up to make match time rides can be coordinated to take kids thier match with other parents!
Hawkins Center directions (it takes about 5 mins from Trussville) 8920 Roebuck Blvd, Birmingham, Al 35206-1524   it is where the Roebuck Golf Course is, It is a beautiful and remodled center, with indoor basketball, a playground, a auditorium, a lunch room, locker rooms and a fitness center for our ages 12 and up to use. Everyone will love this over MTN since we do not have problems when it rains. We may use MTN later in session closer to states for some advance match play for more courts to use. Roebuck Blvd is right past the Walmart center plaza on right off of hwy 11.

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-06-01T10:43:19.576-07:00

Matches and practice schedule until June 8th

Trust me it takes a bunch of work to get the schedule for all of our teams with so little time left until the deadline for states qualifying!! So work with me and read this!!

This weeks total schedule: Friday 30th till Sunday the 8th of June:
10's newbies match moved to monday at George Ward
8's newbies rescheduled will know date after the 1st
8's hotshots at lifetime fitness 5 p.m. arrive as close to 4:30 for warm ups
10's tuffies at lifetime fitness 5 p.m. arrive as close to 4:30 for warm ups

Sat and sun off 

First day of all day practice at Hawkins center see below for all the info on all day practices
10's Newbies at George Ward (see previous email about the directions to it) 6:45 p.m. arrive by 6 p.m.for warm ups
12's Hobbits working on moving match to another date as Coach Claire is out of town (should know if moved by tomorrow, if not will have to forfeit girls doubles)
12 beg prc match moved to mini tournament at Pelham on June 3rd
14's int match at Greystone at 6 p.m. arrive by 5:15 for warm ups
12 int match at ymca double header at 4 p.m. Please arrive by 3:45 for warm ups


mini tournament at Pelham racket club matches start at 12 p.m. (please group reply if needing rides for kids) we will arrive by 11:30 for warm ups Teams playing:
12 beg and hobbits two matches playing two other teams
12 int playing prc storm one match
14's int playing prc one match second team as we played one last week
18's int sr team two matches against two teams.

practice Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for teams
all beg teams a bradford 8's to 18's 
all int players at center point per Gerald's schedule working at 6 p.m.

all day at hawkins (see below for all day info below)

18's beg @ Gardendale (watch for line up and directions By monday the 2ndat 6 p.m. please arrive by5:30 for warm ups
18's int Jr team sr and Jr team playing at 4 p.m. for double headers against RCC and Gardendale. second match at 6 p.m.
8's newbies at lifetime at 4 p.m. arrive by 3:45 for warm ups. 
8's hotshots moved to 6/7 at 2 p.m. at crestwood
10's newbies at Vestavia Country Club at 4 p.m. (may move will know more after 1st)
10's newbies match moved to 6/7 at 2 p.m.

all day at Hawkins

Mini Tourney for 18 beg at Gardendale (time to be set closer around weather) all players will attend since this a a mini tourney

8's double header both teams to attend match at crestwood park at 2 p.m. arrive by 1:30 for warm ups double header against RTA
10's Tuffies and Newbies double header against RTA TUFFIES ARRIVE at Crestwood park at 2 p.m.warm ups at 1:30 NEWBIES ARRive by 3:30 p.m. (may be able to send both teams to her at MBST)

working on double header against leeds at 2 p.m. will know more after the 1st



We have roughly 30 days left with the 4th holiday in July to get in our qualifying matches, with the rain who knows what days will be for make ups but as of right now we are on:
 Mondays 4 p.m. for matches for 12 beg and int teams, Mondays 6 p.m. for 14 int teams (adv team matches will be on tuesday nights next one is on 6/10 at 5 p.m. at vestavia Double header)

Tuesday we will hold practices still at 5:30 for all teams (if this day is not used for a make up match) Watch emails to k now what teams where and when?

Thursdays 18 beg and 18 int teams at 6 p.m.    Thursdays at 4 p.m. 8 and 10 beg teams  (no more practices for any teams on Thursday nights as courts will be used for these teams) 


All days will start this Monday 6/2 and will be on  Mon, Wed, and Fri (as weather permits, if it does not rain all day we will go in gym then back out to courts as the weather passes, so no need to run and pick your children up when it rains like past three years) it is very important to make as many all days as you can (this is how we trained to win last three years and train for the heat at states to beat other teams. Breeak down:
$15 per day includes lunch 
int players with me and coach Gerald for advance drills in a.m. 
beg players with our intern staff including 8's, 10's, 12 beg (unless sent to int group) and 18 beg (unless sent to int group)
(you can arrive or leave at anytime during the day but cost is the same)
drop off between 7 and 8 a.m. in the morning 
8 a.m. video on drill of the day and discussion time
9-12 on court training 
12-1:30 lunch and break
1:30 discussion n drill of the day
2 p.m. -3 p.m. drill of the day  (longer if needed)
Match play until 5:30 please pick up by no later than 6 p.m.
(if we have match same day, No match play open to gym or pick up to make match time rides can be coordinated to take kids thier match with other parents!
Hawkins Center directions (it takes about 5 mins from Trussville) 8920 Roebuck Blvd, Birmingham, Al 35206-1524   it is where the Roebuck Golf Course is, It is a beautiful and remodled center, with indoor basketball, a playground, a auditorium, a lunch room, locker rooms and a fitness center for our ages 12 and up to use. Everyone will love this over MTN since we do not have problems when it rains. We may use MTN later in session closer to states for some advance match play for more courts to use. Roebuck Blvd is right past the Walmart center plaza on right off of hwy 11.

Saturdays Gerlad and I will try to have some clinic on specific drills when we are available (this would be around make up matches on Saturdays for me as I still have teams with need of help and no parent coach for the 18's beg team, Gerald's Clinics around his private lesson schedule)

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-05-31T09:34:14.400-07:00

Hotel info for players attending states

Subject: States info and summer tennis info

WE ONLY HAVE A FEW ROOMS LEFT NOW, THERE IS STILL ONE AT MARRIOT LEFT (you book that online) and four  rooms left at the Hilton you call them and tell them the date July 18, 19th and tell them you are with totally tuff tennis group rooms.

If you do not know what states is or if going please ask me at practice or your coach about attending, I do recommend at least reserving a room NOW as it gets hard to get one around July 1st (we attend states July 18-20 in Auburn) If you do not go DO NOT just give up your room speak to Coach Mark first so that I can offer it to people that will need them that hadn't booked yet this does not mean I will have a room available for you if you wait, lol, very few back out of states ever) so reserve your room now! THIS year I will VERIFY who has the rooms I blocked at which location and try to have someone there organize you in the a.m.'s if needed. I do recommend staying at one of these three hotels as our group will all be together and if you need a parent to take your kids to early practice you have someone to do that and our kids usually alway play at the pool and soak in the hot tubs together each night which makes it fun for them. BUT you are also welcome to stay anywhere there you want just make sure when calling you ask if they have a discount for the USTA jr teams state championships to try for a discount. (If they have anything available, lol)

Here are the Hotels:
Mariott at Robert Trent jones, 
we used this one for sectionals. It is going to be use for some ages to play at states this year (no I do not know which age group until draw comes out around July 15th) but it has the practice courts we will use in a.m, Has an amazing play area lagoon pool for the kids to have fun, and it has a couple restaurants to eat breakfast at! It is the closest to the tennis center as well. Price is $139 a night you click on link and click on the book for our group and rate. here is the link for it:   http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Totally%20Tuff%20Tennis%20Room%20Block%5Ecsgab%60ttrttra%60135.00%60USD%60false%607/18/14%607/20/14%606/20/14&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

The Hilton Garden inn,
We use this every year at states as well, nice pool, good breakfast that you'll get a coupon for like 50% off of for your room each day. It is about 5-7 mins from tennis center on the loop. Price is $99 a night you will call tel:  334-502-3500 to reserve your room, tell them you are with totally tuff tennis group and the code is TUFF I do recommend asking for the manager Mark or the group booking agent Jody rather than dealing with the counter person who is usually busy to take your reservation.

Auburn Hotel at University,
Some of our group uses this one each year, I believe they have a pool. They are on campus so about 7 mins from the complex. I think they do continental style breakfast, I know some parents that stayed there ate breakfast at IHOP. The price is $144 per night and the number is 334-821-8200 there you just tell them you are with usta jr team tennis as that is the rate they book for the weekend.

Submitted by Mark Dayton on 2014-05-31T09:32:57.019-07:00


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