Important Events

 

2018 Fall Tournament REGISTRATION

 

Registration is now open for our 2018 Fall Tournament, the ECTA’s last outdoor event of the year, to be held Sept. 15 (early rounds) and Sept. 16 (finals) at Northwestern’s Vandy Christie Tennis Center (2310 Sheridan Road) in Evanston!


Play in Rally for the Cure Oct. 12 in Winnetka

 

Looking to play some tennis for a good cause? Sign up for Rally for the Cure, to be held Oct. 12 at A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in Winnetka. Proceeds from the 8th annual round robin event will go to Susan G. …


2018 Fourth of July Tournament RESULTS

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to play in or watch the finals of the 2018 tournament and hung in despite the extreme heat and humidity! If you entered any category and did not get to Ackerman Park to …


Help Us Raise Funds for Lovelace Court Windscreens!

 

The City of Evanston has approved the resurfacing of the Lovelace Park tennis courts, which we anticipate will be completed this summer. The Evanston Community Tennis Association (ECTA) and E-town Tennis look forward to using these courts for future tennis …


2018 Spring Doubles Round Robin REGISTRATION

 

Register here for the ECTA’s 2018 Spring Doubles Round Robin—the first outdoor event of the season!—to be held Saturday, April 28, at Vandy Christy Tennis Center, 2310 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Refreshments, giveaways, and prizes will be provided!


2017 Fall Tournament RESULTS

 

We greatly appreciate your participation this past weekend! With the warm weather, it felt more like summer than fall–even for the finals on Sunday, when rain was predicted. We had a record-number of entries for this year’s event, which presented some …


2017 Fourth of July Tournament RESULTS

 

8 a.m.—Women’s doubles: Mary DaVanti/Sara Marberry def. Karen Scala/Gail Wilson 6-1, 7-5 10 a.m.—Mixed doubles: Sarah Smith/Jazz Burks def. Julie Colhoun/John Simonetti  1-6, 6-1, 2-0, retired, injury Century doubles: Rick Kanter/Scott Weinstein def. Ray Boyer/David Fenn  6-3, 6-1 Noon—Men’s 60 singles: …


2017 New Year’s Doubles Scramble RECAP

 

EVANSTON MEETS WINNETKA — We had a great turn-out of 20 players for the scramble (with a waiting list). Congratulations to our top point achievers: Karen Topp, Aric Jacover, Sarah Johnson and Tom Nacher. Thanks to everyone who participated in …


2016 Thanksgiving Doubles Scramble

 

Join us for the 2016 Thanksgiving Doubles Scramble Saturday, November 26, 1-4 p.m. Combe Tennis Center (Henry Crown Sports Pavilion) Northwestern University 2311 North Campus Drive Evanston, Illinois  60208 Combe phone# 847/491-4300 Cost: $25/player (ECTA members) A 3.0/3.5 rating and …


2016 Fall Tournament RESULTS

 

Women’s Singles – Sarah Smith d. Fran Caan 10-5. Men’s Open Singles – Jay Woldenberg d. Edgar Raya, with solid semi-final play from Ben Schamisso and Jay Nazario. Men’s 3.5 Singles – Thomas Gu d. John Cabrera 10-6 (With a …


Seven Ways in Which We “Serve” You …

  • By coordinating spring/summer leagues, namely Shoreline and CPDTA (Chicago Park District Tennis Association). Join the ECTA for the opportunity to participate in one or both leagues.
  • By running annual tournaments and round-robins for area players. Our tournaments are not USTA-sanctioned, so a USTA membership is not required for you to participate, and players may come from any city or state, not just Evanston. Tournaments are held in spring, summer, fall and winter, with round robins at Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Join the ECTA for the opportunity to participate in a tournament or round robin.
  • By giving back to the tennis community. Most recently, we donated new windscreens for the ETHS courts, which are used by the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams.
  • By supporting youth tennis. Our board members are involved in the USTA’s 10 and Under Tennis program, which encourages parents to introduce their children to the sport.
  • By supporting high school tennis. Several years ago, we established an ECTA scholarship program through which we annually donate $500 each to one ETHS senior girl and one ETHS senior boy. The application includes a recommendation from a coach/teacher and an essay about how involvement in tennis has impacted the student’s life.
  • By supporting college tennis. Every year, the ECTA purchases seats at Rally With the ‘Cats, a Northwestern tennis fundraiser held at the Kenilworth Club. To buy a seat yourself, email Jean Yale at j-yale@northwestern.edu.
  • By supporting those who protect and serve the community. As thanks to the Evanston Police Department’s efforts and presence to help monitor the grounds alongside the tennis courts at Ackerman Park during the July 4 finals, the ECTA makes an annual donation to a fund for fallen officers.