MNTC MONTHLY RACQUET
Dear Members & Friends,

I hope this email finds you well. On behalf of the staff of the tennis center, we miss seeing all of you during this difficult time and we look forward to the day we can get everyone back on the courts.

We will continue to stay in communication through, emails, phone calls, Facebook and the MNTC Website. Please let me know if you have not been receiving the email updates. I can be reached by email at mlcaboy@wm.edu.

As of March 30th, Governor Northam has put out an official "stay-at-home" order effective through June 10th. (This date could change). You may also visit W&M's website regarding these updates on COVID-19.

We will keep everyone informed about when we will be permitted to reopen. In the meantime, please stay safe, healthy and well.

Sincerely,
Michael Caboy, Director of Tennis
2019 USPTA Mid Atlantic U30 Professional of the Year

This award is given annually to the USPTA Tennis Professional that demonstrates exceptional devotion to the tennis industry. For 2019, our Coach Neely was awarded this prestigious award. It is a highly sought after honor that serves to recognize the best of the best within the Mid Atlantic Division.

Coach Neely has also recently earned Elite Professional status through the USPTA. The USPTA Elite Professional membership category is designed for those tennis professionals that have demonstrated expertise in all aspects of tennis teaching and management.
USPTA Certified Professional for 30 Years
McCormack Nagelson Tennis Center is proud to announce that Director Mike Caboy has officially been recognized as an USPTA certified professional for 30 years. We are so thankful for all of the wisdom and expertise he has brought to the facility over the last four years! This is a huge achievement and we are proud to have Mike Caboy as our director!
Pro-Tip of the Month

"The quality of your preparation will determine the quality of your performance."
- Roger Crawford
March Classes

We understand that this situation has taken a toll on everyone, but rest assured, you will not loose out on the March Classes that were cancelled. For those who paid for March classes, credits have been applied to your accounts.

Game. Set. Video-Chat

Since we are unable to be with you in person to discuss tennis and your child's involvement in the sport, we would love for you to check out some resources we put together to ensure we are all staying positive, creative, and active during this time. Please visit the link below to try out numerous ways to keep tennis a large part of our lives even if we are unable to be together for it. We miss you all and can't wait to hear about all the creative and fun things you do at home for tennis!

Summer Camps

We are taking advantage of this "down" time to restructure the design of our summer camps. We are implementing an extended daily schedule to accommodate more participants and enhance the experience.
Summer Classes

In addition to the weekly summer camps, we will continue to offer junior classes for red, orange, and green ball.

USTA Junior Tournaments

Unfortunately, with the current COVID-19 situation, all junior tournaments have been cancelled through at least May 3rd, per the USTA update as of March 23rd. Here is the message put out from the USTA:
 
"Due to the continued situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and after discussions with the USTA Medical Advisory Committee, effective immediately the USTA will extend the suspension of USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, USTA League, Junior Team Tennis, Team Challenge, Team Tournaments, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus and Wheelchair events, through May 3. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 3.
 
All Category 1 and Super Category 2 National Adult Tournaments with an ITF status, all ITF Junior events and all USTA Pro Circuit and professional events will align with the same calendar as the ITF, ATP and WTA, and be suspended through June 7.
 
Both the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., and the USTA National Campus, in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Fla., will remain closed for play and instructional opportunities through May 3. Any patron who wishes to cancel participation in a scheduled activity should contact the specific location for refund information. These policies will be in effect pending additional guidance or directives from each local governmental agency and the CDC. The USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about all activities at these facilities."
Daytime Leagues

We understand how frustrating it is not being able to play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We are missing you just as much as you are missing tennis! For players who paid for the "March/April League Session", we have applied a credit to your account for you to use when we are able to reopen.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns in regards to our daytime doubles league, please reach out to Mo at mcostantino@wm.edu.
Member Highlight: Dawn Curran
When did you first start playing tennis?
“I picked up tennis at Kingsmill when my girlfriend asked me to do a clinic with her. At first I was nervous, but I had a wonderful time. The clinic was all levels, and no one was worried about comparison. Since that time, doubles has become a favorite social activity of mine, and the majority of my friends are tennis players. Age doesn’t matter.”

How long have you been playing at MNTC?
“6 or 7 years.”

What are your hobbies?
“I love running, volunteering at my church, and I’m addicted to scrapbooking.”

Singles or Doubles?
“I actually don't have a preference. With doubles, you can make it as competitive or as casual as you want. In singles, you’re on your own, and it can be more competitive.” 

What are your favorite tennis memories?
“The tennis social at MNTC when I got to play doubles with the Tribe Men’s Tennis team. That was absolutely one of my favorite memories. Another memory I won’t forget is when I won my first USTA League singles match.” 

Do you play any other sports?
“I enjoy pickle ball, and my husband is trying to get me into golf.”

What is your favorite cuisine?
“I would have to say Thai food. My favorites are chicken basil and yellow curry chicken from Emerald Thai. I also enjoy Indian food, especially from Nawab.”

What are some fun facts about you?
“I have to sleep with my socks on."
"I'm addicted to my dog...my kids would say I love my dog more than them." 
"I was an extra in the movie, “Navy Seals”, with Charlie Sheen, but all you see of me is my shoe at the very beginning of the movie.”
Tribe Students & Tennis Team

Unfortunately, the Tribe Tennis Teams have had their seasons cancelled due to COVID-19. They have appreciated everyone that was able to come out and see them play this season. Please see Coach Kader's Statement in response to the season being cut short. In addition, Coach Bickford has released her statement via Facebook regarding their season coming to an end so abruptly.

Our hearts go out to not only the Tribe Tennis team, but also all William & Mary students who have had to leave campus and shift their focus to online learning. We miss you all and want you to know that our thoughts and hearts are with you during these difficult times. We wish all graduating seniors all the best with all their future endeavors and cannot wait to have all returning students back on campus and back at McCormack Nagelson Tennis Center!
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