This year has been filled with many challenges for our LTA board. Not only did we have 3 new board members, your current president, me, was unable to learn the process or procedures from the last president, Janet, due to Covid restrictions. As a result, we did not get as much on the schedule this year as we wished. In spite of that, we welcomed so many new members to our organization. Welcome all of you and I hope to get to play with each of you over the coming year.

The LTA board will be meeting soon to set up the 2021/2022 Calendar. Please reach out to us. We would love to hear your ideas for events or fun socials for next year.

It is also the time to elect a new vice-president. Lee Vermeulen will be reaching out for volunteers to form a Nominating Committee. If you are interested in being on this committee, please contact Lee at

Thank you all for your support this year. We hope to see you at our final meeting/banquet in December. More information about that will be forthcoming.

Jean Spencer, President DWLTA

May has been a busy month for tennis. The USTA teams finished their spring session. On May 19th, LTA awarded two scholarships to two deserving Manteo High School students in the amount of $1,200 each. We wish them well on pursuing their college career. Also on May 22nd, we held our scholarship fundraiser, ‘Swing into Spring’. This was an all day affair of 23 teams made up of members and guests. Besides play, there was raffles with prizes.

June 10th is our quarterly social and meeting. Starts with fun play followed by meeting, light snack, and refreshments. We will be welcoming our new members Jackie Obmann, Maureen Montgomery, and Jennifer Schwartzenberg. Any Duck Woods tennis player is very welcome to join us!

After surviving a difficult year of Covid-19 the tennis program at DWCC continues to flourish. With restrictions being lifted and vaccines being administered we have seen more players returning to the courts.

The DWLTA had their first Social and Quarterly Meeting in March. Many members attended, playing tennis first and then enjoying light snacks and refreshments at the meeting after. We welcomed our new members, Lynn Watts, Robin Hearne, Marcie Reese and Becky Voslow. We are happy to have you join us.

We were finally able to have our first tennis social since Covid-19 cancelled so many the past year. The Spring Kick-off was held April 3rd. It was great to reconnect with some of our members while playing Tennis and Pickleball. Everyone had a great time playing and socializing. We look forward to more events like this as the year progresses.

The LTA would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Colegrove family. John Colegrove passed away unexpectedly a few months ago. Janet is an avid tennis player and member of the LTA. Both she and John supported the tennis community for many years. The LTA paid tribute to John at a small memorial service on April 6th. We picked out a Hashino cherry tree which, along with a beautiful memorial plaque is planted beside the upper parking lot. The tree can be seen from the Colegrove home. If you stand by the tree you can see the golf course and tennis courts. John will be dearly missed but his memory will live on.

The LTA board would like to extend an invitation to all Duck Woods tennis players to join the LTA. The LTA board welcomes any questions you may have about our organization by contacting any one of us.

Jean Spencer, President

Lee Vermeulen, Vice President
Diane Rohan, Secretary
Toni Joyner, Treasure

Have a great Spring and enjoy this fabulous weather. See you on the courts.
Jean Spencer

As 2020 wraps up I can’t help but reflect on the past year, particularly the past several Covid-driven months. During times like these the support and involvement of teammates are more important than ever. As my tenure as President of the Duck Woods Ladies Tennis Association (LTA) comes to an end I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge and appreciate the support of my teammates aka fellow officers.

Secretary Lynne Alterman and Treasurer Camille Miller are both finishing up two! consecutive terms, each having served a total of four years. Their guidance, work and dedication over the years have been invaluable in ensuring the continued success of our organization. Vice-President Jean Spencer has been a great partner who, among various and sundry tasks, led our 2020 scholarship selection process via Zoom committee meetings.

In accordance with our by-laws, Jean will slide into the LTA presidency in January and is fortunate to have three outstanding teammates: Vice-President Lee Vermeulen, Secretary Diane Rohan and Treasurer Toni Joyner. It’s a great team that will bring new energy and enthusiasm as we head into a new year.

Finally, I’d like to thank all LTA members for their ongoing sup- port of our association, the Duck Woods tennis program and the Club. Along with WADWCC and LGA, the women of the LTA continue to provide the Club with unmatched energy and unwavering support. As 2020 comes to an end I send hearty congratulations and deep-felt gratitude to all the women of Duck Woods for all that they’ve done and continue to do for our Club.

Wishing a wonderful and healthy holiday season to all,
Janet C.