We've been working hard to grow the wonderful sport of tennis in our own town of Gaylord. So, take your time, look around, and let us know if you have any questions.
We have a lot of great tennis programs coming up for kids, teens and adults. Be sure to visit the Tennis Programs page at see everything we have to offer!
In September 2012, the award-winning Alpine Regional Tennis Association (ARTA) was formed to grow and promote tennis in Gaylord and surrounding areas. It is a 501(c)3 organization..
As a US Tennis Association (USTA) community tennis association, ARTA provides training and resources for the sport of tennis as a safe, low cost, healthy outlet for people of all ages.
Alpine Regional Tennis Association will foster interest and skill development for the lifelong sport of tennis for people of all ages in Northern Michigan.
In 2018, ARTA completed construction of (4) adjacent outdoor tennis courts at the Otsego County Sportsplex. These courts will accommodate USTA tournaments, leagues and recreational players, to become a regional tennis hub.
Provide tennis programs promoting healthy living for all ages and levels of play.
Initiate a county-wide
High School tennis team, long absent in Gaylord since the 1980s.
UTR All Access Interviews - tune in to live interviews with John Isner and other professional tennis players! All the info is here - https://www.myutr.com/education - scroll down, you have to register ahead of time but it is totally free. I know I'll be jumping on some of these to see what the pros and coaches have to say.
USTA Player Development Update on Strength and Conditioning - some tips and suggestions on working out at home http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/news/strength__conditioning_at_home/
Check out how tennis has evolved and what is still the same. Definitely some of the clothes have changed, but how has strategy changed? I like watching the full matches to see how each player adjusts as the match goes on but of course there are shorter "highlight" versions of all these matches too.
Borg v. McEnroe 1980 Wimbledon Final, two parts Part 1 and Part 2 - definitely different styles of play and Borg's two handed/one handed backhand follow through???
Sampras v. Agassi 1990 US Open Final - Check Agassi's hair and outfit!
Billie Jean King v. Chris Evert: 1971 US Open - The US Open was played on grass... and look no doubles lines! It was also played on clay, and to check out that surface, watch
Borg vs. Conners US Open 1976
Navratilova vs. Evert 1984 US Open - You get to hear from Navratilova’s coach in the beginning. Some good stuff on how they tweaked her practice to achieve her goal… win all four grand slams in a year!