Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Play Day

Five courts were filled for the February Play Day, hosted by Patsy.  It was a good weather play day and Patsy provided lots of food as she always does!  Winners were Rick and Sabine with second place going to Harry and Melanie.  Thanks to Patsy for hosting!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January Play Day

All eight courts were filled during the January play day.  This was a combination of ATA and AHS team players.  High School coaches, Charles and Abby, paired ATA players with AHS players in a fun rotational format.  Pizza and prizes rounded up the morning with Sal and Stephanie coming in first, and Nori and Cameron taking 2nd .  Thanks to Charles, Abby, and Linda for running the play day, and to ATA for hosting.

Monday, December 12, 2016

December Play Day

Four courts of players showed up for good weather, delicious food, and excellent tennis at the December play Day. Thanks to Wolfgang and Sabine for hosting!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Battle of Clubs Champs

Several ATA members were part of a team which won the 3.5 championship at the recent Battle of the Clubs event in Las Cruces.  Congrats to ATA members Janet, Joe, and Sal.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November Turkey Shoot Play Day

Ten players turned out on a rainy looking day to compete for the coveted turkey prizes.  Play was delayed a little to allow courts to dry.  Charles organized an effective system of play, and after three rounds, the turkey winners were:  Dave, Ron, Nori, & Melanie.  Congrats to them!!!  After a tie break spin of the racket, Cathy won a pumpkin pie for being a good sport! Thanks to ATA board for hosting and to Charles for running play.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Skillastics Grant Training

School Tennis Grant training, held on Oct. 31, was conducted by Mitch Joyce, an experienced teaching pro and USTA representative. Mitch presented an excellent workshop and taught attendees the basics of tennis. He showed tons of teaching games and tips for teaching the game of tennis with minimal equipment in a non traditional setting, such as a gym or blacktop,  We had a variety of people attending from private schools, Boys and Girls club, and PE teachers from all levels. The USTA Skillastics kits and curriculum were reviewed and are now available for use in school or after school sessions.     Special thanks to Linda for her efforts in organizing this special training event. Contact ATA for more info.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

2016 Closed Tournament

The ATA 2016 Otero County Closed Tournament had a small draw but terrific tennis and weather with the annual meeting pot luck dinner party following the tournament.