Wednesday, April 16, 2014

40th Annual Alamogordo Adult Open Tennis Tournament

The 40th Annual Alamogordo Adult Open Tournament was held April 12 & 13, 2014, at the Alamogordo tennis courts.  Fifty-eight players competed in sixteen USTA sanctioned and NTRP non-sanctioned categories in this 2 day event.  Excellent tennis, Rick’s pottery prizes, and pretty good weather made for a memorable weekend.

Grady Nicholson Day

Grady & Nell Nicholson were honored Saturday  night at a buffet dinner at the 19th Hole Restaurant.  Grady was presented with a proclamation from the mayor proclaiming April 12, 2014 as “Grady Nicholson Day.”  As the Master of Ceremony, John White arranged for several speakers and had Harold Waggoner present his photo show of ATA throughout the years.  Linda Gilliland was given a “crying towel” from Nell to use as she assumes the role of tourney director.  The Nicholsons were given a t-shirt signature quilt in appreciation for their 40 years of contributions to tennis in Alamogordo.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Fun Friday

hello everyone. Yesterday was Friday the 21st and the first fun Friday for the ATA. There were three full courts of people, food, and plenty of laughs. Everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone that participated. If you wish to see some nifty pictures of the evening, click on the read more portion underneath this text.

Friday, March 14, 2014

40th Annual Open tournament entry form

It is time to fill out your entry to the 40th Annual ATA Open Tennis Tournament.  Click this link to access your entry form:
Tournament Entry Form

The form includes all instructions and tournament info.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Playday

Everyone please thank Sabine and Wolfgang Fahl for their spectacular play day that they hosted. Four rounds of matches were played during the day. The winners for the girls were Pasty in first place and sandy in second and for the men, John G. came in first with Jess as the runner up. During the play, Sabine and Wolfgang brought some German cakes, coffee, tea and fruit for all to enjoy. Thanks to everyone that played and for those that did not have the chance, see you next time on the courts.

For pictures about the play day, click on the read more portion of the post.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March Events

To anyone that wants to play some fun tennis with friendly people, every Tuesday and Thursday. Play starts at nine and usually lasts for several hours.

Everyone get ready for the semi-annual Alamogordo tennis tournament. It is scheduled the 12th and 13th of April.

As always, everyone enjoy themselves and have fun.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ladder Matches

A) There is an initial proposal to have Ladder Matches.  There are several events and would be 1) Womens Doubles, 2) Mens 45+ singles, 3) Mens under 45 singles, 4) Mens 45+ doubles, 5) Men under 45 doubles, and 6) Mixed Doubles Open.

B) These events would be carried out during the months of May,June, July, August, and September.  Tennis courts would be reserved.

C) The suggested fee is $10.00 per participant.

D) The question is if Saturdays or Sundays would be better.

E)  Would like to know if there is interest and which day would be better.

F) Please e-mail James K. McCleland at or feel free to call at (575)491-6419.

This is the general idea.  Please respond, if interested.  

Thank you