Monday, September 8, 2014

September Play Day

 We had a great morning for tennis for our September Play Day.  Thank you to those helping to make it such a success; Gentas, Joy and Bernice.  The food was refreshing and delicious!
We had four courts full of competitive matches but in the end, four winners came out on top.    

Nori had the most points for first place among the women and Gail was second.  

John G was able to take first place for the men and Allen Campbell was second.

Thanks to all who came out for our play day!  We had lots of fun and ended up with good weather and no rain.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Alamogordo Tennis Retains Title

ATA retains Roswell/Alamo trophy
Despite triple digit temps, ATA barely prevailed at the Alamo-Roswell challenge.  Four men and 6 women braved the hot temps and inched ahead of Roswell in the final match to retain the trophy.  This trophy was created by our own Harold Waggoner several years ago for this annual event.  Special thanks to Linda and Sammy for organizing this exchange.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Practice/hitting wall repairs!

 Thanks to John W., John G., and Rick S. for their repair and repaint of the tennis practice/hitting wall.  Next time you're at the courts go by and take a look at it.  Looks GREAT!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May Play Day

May Play Day was a nice time with good weather, good food, and good tennis.  Four courts of players played a rotation format.

Thanks to Jose for hosting! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

We have received the following invitation from the Las Cruces association:

Attention: 2.5/3.0 WOMEN

If you are interested in playing in a weekend league starting sometime in May, there will be a meeting on May 1, 6:30 p.m., at Pat Martinez's house, 1079 Olla de Oro, to set up the league. Contacts: Ellen Michnovicz (522-7166), Rhonda Hemingway (382-7755), or Pat Martinez (571-4575).

Attention: 3.5 MEN

If you are interested in playing in an 18 & Over weekend league June 13, 14, and 15, contact Pat Martinez, 571-4575 or The format will be 2 singles, 3 doubles.

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.