Saturday, September 6, 2008

September Newsletter

Our friends from down south are planning to visit Sept. 12-14. Play will start at 9:00 on Sat. morning and Sun. morning. ATA will provide sandwiches for lunch; members are asked to bring chips, fruit, or drinks. A potluck dinner/party will be hosted by Joy and Darrell Gallent Saturday evening, at 6:30. Bring your swimming suit as Gallents are planning to warm up their pool, weather permitting. You don’t want to miss this!!!

Court Status:
Plans for new courts are still in progress. City has changed architects so time line has also been extended. An upcoming bond issue may afford funds to rebuild old courts. More info as it becomes available.

Mid School Tennis program is off and running with 37 mid school players! This is more than expected and ATA members have jumped in to lend a hand.

Tues/Thurs Open Play: Please be diligent to not overlook players waiting to play during the T/Th open play times and work these players in at the completion of a set. Players waiting to play need to either sit on the bleachers where players can easily see that they are waiting, or notify players on the courts that they are waiting to play.

Aug. 19-Sept. 26: ATA sponsored Middle School Tennis program
Sept. 12-14: Chihuahua visit
Oct. 7th : ATA board meeting, noon, at the 19th Hole Restaurant. ATA members are always welcome and encouraged to attend board meetings
Oct. 11th & 12th: ATA Closed Tourney; get these dates on your calendar! (No Oct. Play Day)

ATA Board elections will be held after tourney in Oct. Terms for three board members (John, Neil, and Maurice) will expire. If you are interested in serving on the ATA Board, please contact any board member.

Did you know?
Long time ATA member, Judie Frances, offers a free exercise class, open to both men and women, meeting at the mall MWF’s at 8:30 a.m. This is an excellent class which offers a complete exercise workout. Judie has been teaching this class for 6 years; she has fitness instructor and personal trainer certifications. Contact Judie for more information.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships Nov 5-9, Surprise, AZ features 8 champions competing for title and $150K in prize money. For more info see
Senior Olympics results:
Tennis- Men’s dbls 70s: Grady Nicholson & Robert Schreiner, gold
Men’s singles 70s: Robert Schreiner, gold; Grady Nicholson, silver
Men’s dbls 75s: Tom Springer & Jim Crouse, gold
Men’s singles 75s: Tom Springer, gold; Jim Crouse, silver
Women’s Dbls: Sabine Fahl and Linda Gilliland, gold
Mixed dbls: Sabine Fahl and Robert Schreiner, silver Grady and Nell Nicholson, bronze
Badminton-Nori Morgan-Gold in women's doubles, bronze in mixed doubles
-Pat Morgan- Silver in men's singles, bronze in mixed doubles
Pickle ball-Nori Morgan-Gold in women's doubles, Gold in mixed doubles,
Pat Morgan-Gold in men's doubles, Gold in mixed doubles, and Gold in men's singles

Following are pictures of Tim Hand, USTA rep for our area, who presented a clinic for the mid school program on Sept. 5:

Thanks Tim!!

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