North Dakota Tennis Association - 2018 North Dakota Tennis News

2018 North Dakota Tennis News

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McPherson Named National Finalist

The North Dakota High School Coaches' Association has nominated longtime Bismarck tennis coach Scott Mcpherson as one of eight finalists to be named as National High School Tennis Coach of the Year.   Nominees are selected based on dedication to high school athletics, awards earned, winning percentage, and championships won.  In addition to serving as a tennis coach, McPherson has long been a referee for high school basketball.

The Sergio Gambucci Family, Dr. Jack Pfister To Be Inducted Into North Dakota Tennis Hall of Fame

The Gambucci Family (Sergio, Eleanor, Bill, Jim, Mary Ann, Nancy, Carol, John and Ann) of Grand Forks, N.D., and the late Dr. Jack Pfister, of Wahpeton, N.D., comprise the 2018 induction class of the North Dakota Tennis Hall of Fame. Festivities took place Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Tom O’Leary Tennis Court,  Bismarck  during the Bismarck Open.   For information about the new inductees, go to and click on the placque of each member.

Free Clinics Offered

Tennis Workshops are being offered to any coach, instructor, parent, pro, or tennis coordinator who has interest.  Sign up and discover the new format. North Dakota workshops will be held at Capital Racquet and Fitness Center in Bismarck on May 29th and at North Tennis Courts in Valley City on May 30th.  To register, email Jesse Daw.  Please include "Tennis Training Registration" in the subject line.  In addition, provide your name, address, tennis organization (if applicable), telephone number, and at which city you wish to attend.

Valley City State Wins Tennis On Campus National Club of the Year

Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D., was named the 2018 Tennis on Campus National Club of the Year. They will be honored at the 2018 Semiannual Meeting in New York City during the US Open.

USTA Northern Looking For Summer Junior Teams Interns

Looking for a fun summer job?  USTA Northern is looking for at least two Junior Teams interns for the summer. To apply,
visit https://bit.y/2GKG5CP or contact Brandon Jackson at

USTA Northern Celebrates Its Volunteers

USTA Northern celebrated its volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 15-21: Don Schaack (Valley, City, N.D.) and JD Stephenson (Bismarck, N.D.) were named.  You may want to contact them to thank them for all that they do to grow the game of tennis in their local communities.

Hall of Fame Nominations Due

Nominations for the North Dakota Tennis Hall of Fame--Class of 2018 are due May 1.  Please submit a nomination form for someone whom you think is worthy of the honor.