TUNICA — The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has released their rankings, and Tunica National tennis pros are number one in the Southeastern U.S. in their age division. Director of Tennis Michael Johnson and Head Tennis Professional Donny Flowers finished 2010 as the top ranked team in the South in the Men’s 45s Division for the Final Southern Rankings for USTA.
“We qualified to play in several tournaments this year, and we work well as a team on and off the court,” Johnson said. “Our job is to work with players every day to improve skill level, so we can help each player reach their potential. That has made us better players helping others.”
“It is rewarding when we can hone our own skills on the courts and win against top rated players reaching our potential as well,” Flowers added.
A not-for-profit organization, the association is divided into 17 sections, of which USTA Southern is the largest. The 181,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee comprise USTA Southern and account for approximately 25% of the total USTA membership.
“Tunica National’s four indoor hydro-grid clay courts are the top in the Southeast, so it’s fitting we have the top pros to teach players of all skill levels,” Bob Wolcott, Tunica National’s General Manager, said. “We invite players to play year-round tennis and learn from the best at Tunica National.”
Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the U.S. Open and selecting U.S. Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams, the USTA administers programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels.