Mercer County Tennis Council

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About the Mercer County Tennis Council

The Mercer County Tennis Council (MCTC) was formed in June of 1988 as one of six pilot tennis councils of the USTA Tennis Industry Council. The general goal was to unite the diverse segments of the tennis industry and to expand the popularity of tennis in America. The pilot councils were the result of a marketing study of attitudes toward tennis called "Why People Play." This study provided the data from which to formulate programs.

The goals of the MCTC are to better coordinate existing tennis activities and programs and to implement new tennis programs/events to attract more players to the game. The council is made up of representatives from various segments of the game.

Since its inception, the MCTC has been instrumental in the following activities:

·Conducted an inventory of tennis courts and produced Tennis Directories for distribution throughout Mercer County.
Held a tennis carnival in conjunction with a Mercer County sesquicentennial celebration.
·Ran a county-wide recreational junior tennis league preceded by a Prince clinic.
Instituted a Mercer County Tennis Hall of Fame and inducted 5 persons in 1992 and added inductees every four years thereafter.
Coordinated USPTA Tennis Across America Day activities.
Helped stage TKR Cable county tournament and exhibition.
Annually creates a Mercer County tennis calendar for free distribution to local clubs.
Held a fashion show luncheon.
Prepares an area tennis calendar annually - currently found only on this Web site.

MCTC has also pooled its resources to get people in touch with those who could offer assistance, such as Princeton Tennis Program helping out the Trenton Success for Life Foundation; and Princeton Tennis Program helping Hamilton Township to establish a tennis program.

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