Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 Cottonwood Tournament


2017 Cottonwood tournament was held March 26-27.  Twenty-seven players played 1 matches in 7 events; the tennis was excellent and weather wonderful.  Thanks to Linda for directing the tournament and to ATA board Greg, Charles, Anke, and Nell for their work toward this successful tournament. 


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March Play Day




March Play Day was well attended with 5 (nearly 6) courts of players.  Good tennis, Anke’s delicious German goodies, and lovely weather made for an enjoyable time.  Winners were Ron and Joy with Sal and Melanie coming in 2nd.  Thanks to Anke and Carsten for hosting!!!

Alamogordo High Invitational


High School Invitational was hosted by AHS with ATA’s help. Linda and Nell ran the desk and several ATA members helped in many ways. Alamogordo High did well with both boys and girls placing 2nd out of 8 teams!  Congratulations to them!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oregon School PE Field Trip



Oregon School Tennis Play Day was organized by PE teacher Bianca Martinez who attended the USTA/ATA Skillastics training last fall.  She asked USTA trainer Mitch Joyce to head up activities.  For two days in February, Mitch, Bianca, and ATA volunteers ran tennis rotations with over 180 elementary students each day!  Two courts were overflowing. with at sometimes over 80 children, learning tennis skills and having a great time.  Mitch again demonstrated his skills in working with beginning tennis players and this ended up being fun for everyone!  Big thanks to Mitch, Bianca, and to all who volunteered:  Janet, Joe, Anke, John, and Evelyn.

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.