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For the LOVE of tennis and our community youth!

Friends of Cheltenham Community Tennis’ After School Tennis Programs are going strong and have expanded to three more of our district schools in 2018. Thanks to Middle States USTA (United States Tennis Association), and their support by approving our grants for new indoor equipment, training of our PE staff,...

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ASP Returns for 2017-2018 School Year

The Friends of Cheltenham Community Tennis was very busy focusing on our elementary aged students for 2016-2017.   We realized the need to get them hooked while they are young!! In order to promote and foster this love of tennis, we had partnered with the USTA’s Grant program.  They supported our...

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Summer Camp Introduced

Our first summer camp seemed a logical and natural next step toward growing our tennis community following the success of our Elkins Park After School Program and considering the recent closure of our local tennis facility. On June 27, 2017, and with 26 campers our 7-week camp began at...

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FoCCT Receives USTA Grant for PE Equipment

CHELTENHAM, PA – The Friends of Cheltenham Community Tennis (FoCCT) have been very busy focusing on our elementary aged students for 2016. We realize the need to get them hooked while they are young! In order to promote and foster this love of tennis, we have partnered with the USTA’s...

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USTA Introduces New Format for District Tournaments

CHELTENHAM, PA – The Friends of Cheltenham Community Tennis organization announces the continued support of USTA tournaments by continuing the Spring DR-L7 tournament.  The USTA has changed the format for the district level tournaments to a shortened set. According to Lori Liss Siegal, Co-President and Tournament Director, “This revised format...

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FoCCT Introduces After Scool Program at Elkins Park

CHELTENHAM, PA – The Friends of Cheltenham Community Tennis have been working closely with our School Superintendent, Dr. Marseille, and Elkins Park Principal, Dr. Doria, and with their support and approval of we are introducing an after school program in 2016-17 school year for the Elkins Park students.  With a...

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FoCCT Provides Grant for High School Players

CHELTENHAM, PA – Many people ask us what we do with the money we raise from our Spring and Summer USTA  Sanctioned junior tournaments. Besides helping with court maintenance at Cheltenham High School (nets, wind screens, etc), providing clinics for our high school teams,  and uniforms,  in keeping with the mission...

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Cheltenham Community Tourney a Success

CHELTENHAM, PA -Over the course of the past four years, the Friends of Cheltenham Community Tennis (FoCCT) has had its juniors’ tennis tournament grow more and more each year, becoming one of the most successful local tennis events in recent times. And this year saw a better turnout than ever....

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Girl’s Doubles Tournament Added

CHELTENHAM, PA – We are excited to announce that The Friends of Cheltenham Community Tennis has added an Unsanctioned Girls Doubles Tournament to be played in conjuntion with the Cheltenham Summer Open  Boys 12-18 singles USTA tournament this August 24-26. The purpose of adding a Girls’ event is to provide a forum for...

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2012 Spring Tournament (Almost) Beats Mother Nature

CHELTENHAM, PA – Plans for the Spring 2012 Cheltenham Junior Spring Open  were proceeding according to plan, when the weather forecast for the tournament weekend began to cloud up—literally! “Our goal is to continue to provide greater opportunities for the Juniors in and around the Cheltenham area to play tennis,”...

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