The Mariemont Tennis Association

2015 sign up forms are here! Mariemont Tennis 2015 Documents


Letter from Linda Bartlett about MTA membership:

Mariemont Tennis 2015

On behalf of the board of the Mariemont Tennis Association, I’d like to announce the start of the 2015 Mariemont Tennis season.

  • Dave Russell returns as our Director of Tennis and has planned a full schedule of events for all ages and abilities for the spring and summer (see separate article). Please be sure to contact Dave to express interest or to suggest additional options.
  • We will again field a ladies’ doubles team (or two, depending on interest and aptitude) this summer. Dave coaches our practice on Thursdays, 8:30-10am. Matches are played on Fridays at 9am, home and away against other clubs around Cincinnati from mid-June through July. Contact Linda Bartlett at for more information.
  • Finally, mark your calendars for our annual “Memorial Day Tennis Games”, at the courts following the Memorial Day Parade. We gather at 10:30am to play in a round robin format. Players of all skill levels are welcome, and beverages and snacks will be provided. Dave will lead the fun-filled event, culminating in prizes awarded in several offbeat categories.

Membership payments can be made online at beginning March 1; or submit an application form (included in this issue of the Town Crier) with your check, made payable to the Village of Mariemont, to the Village office at 6907 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, OH  45227. Clinics, lessons, and team fees are paid directly to Dave Russell.

We look forward to seeing you on the courts soon!
Linda Bartlett, MTA membership
MTA Board: Dina Wilder, president; Michael Benson, Carter Kemper, Nancy Lonnemann, Don Slavik


Letter from Dave Russell, Mariemont Director of Tennis

Greetings Mariemont residents!

As your returning Director of Tennis, I would like to re-introduce myself and fill you in about plans for the upcoming 2015 season.  I am from Buffalo, New York where I was a two-time All-American high school athlete.  Following high school, I attended Indiana University on an athletic scholarship and was a four-year starter on the Varsity Tennis Team.  I maintain a USPTA certification and spend the winter months as the Director of Tennis and General Manager of the Indoor Tennis Club, just around the corner in Madeira.

It is my goal to enhance the tennis program by utilizing my high-energy personality to promote and continually communicate with the tennis membership.  Accordingly, one of the first items I would like to address is the expansion of the tennis season.  I will be offering several clinics throughout the months of April through October, as well as planning several other tennis-related activities during this same time period.

2015 clinics will include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) after school spring Junior High and High School Girls’ clinics; (2) Saturday morning kids’ clinics; (3) early morning cardio clinics; (4) evening men’s HIT clinic; and (5) ladies’ morning clinic.  As I receive valuable feedback and interest from the community, I will be pleased to schedule additional options to meet member expectations before the season commences.  I am in the process of finalizing a full schedule of 2015 yearly offerings and hope to have those published and posted by the first of April.

In addition to the regular schedule, I am available for private and group lessons beginning in March, weather permitting.

I look forward to personally meeting everyone throughout the season and would welcome any feedback regarding your Tennis Association!  I can be contacted at or via cell phone 859-512-4041.

David Russell
Mariemont Director of Tennis