Sunday, August 14, 2022

2022 Roadrunner Junior tennis tournament

The tournament was a success, we had 32 kids register with 30 playing. Beautiful August morning for tennis. Thanks to Jamie, Emory, Carl, Candace, Denise, Kiah and Joseph for their help. Kids had a great time. 







Monday, June 6, 2022

Alamo tennis

Kidz Summer Camp went great, we had 48 kids who participated during our 6 session camp. Evelyn and Janet attended each session and had 8 other helpers (all High School players). We averaged 32 kids attending per session with 6-7 adult helpers each session.  A huge thank you to Candace who helped us in so very many ways, we are thankful to her and the high school players who came out to help. We could not have had a successful camp without that help.  Also, many thanks to the ATA for sponsoring this program.

Play Day's :  We'd really like to bring these back, Volunteers for Play Days are needed, please email your ATA or speak to a board member if interested. 

SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 4TH, Wedding shower for Rachel & Jake, 6-8 at Pizza 9, more details to follow.




Wimbledon has begun, the Board would like to host a Play Day July 9th starting at 8:30, all participants are asked to wear white if you can. All members are welcome, please feel free to bring a treat or drink. PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday, July 6th. 

Friday, April 22, 2022

TENNIS HAPPENINGS

Congratulations to our High School Tiger tennis team with a great win over Organ Mountain HS this past Thursday. Next Friday & Saturday is their District Tournament over in Las Cruces, we wish all our Tigers a great tournament. 

If interested in improving your tennis skills, contact John Hattersley who is a High Performance Tennis Coach residing in Las Cruces and working out at Picacho Hills, his 1 on 1 clinics are amazing, as are his semi-private and group clinics.

Also as the flier shows, there is an adult tennis clinic May 14th, spaces may be limited. 

Men's and Women's league tennis has started up again, up now is 55 and over leagues, if interested please contact Allison Deputy, our SNM Leagues Coordinator, deputy@southwest.usta.com




Sunday, February 20, 2022

HS Tennis has begun

Tiger Tennis team opened their season in Las Cruces, February 19 & 20. They competed in the Centennial/Organ Mountain Invitational (a lot of schools participated). Singles took place Friday and doubles were played on Saturday. Great job by all the schools and coaches as everyone was spread out between 3 locations. Results: the girls brought home First place and the boys took third, special congratulations to Eva Westover as she got the MVP, winning the singles bracket as well as doubles with her partner Evony. Great job Tigers, congratulations on your medals and trophy.

FYI, this coming Saturday, February 26th, all courts will be in use as the Tigers are hosting St. Michael's. If you can come out and watch and support some great young tennis players, it would be appreciated. 

Construction is under way for the Barbara Springer memorial building near court 7, the bleachers have been moved and the area is fenced in. You might have to use the outside gates to get to courts 7 & 8. 

February's play day was windy and a bit cold however it still took place, thank you Cormie's for hosting. 

Stay tuned for more info







Friday, November 19, 2021

October/November

October Cottonwood tournament was held October 16th & 17th, the weather was terrific for tennis, thank you to all that helped during this weekend. Congratulations to all the winners.


         

The Youth Camp is still going strong. Evelyn and Janet would like to say a "great big" THANK YOU to  some of the High School kids that have been coming out and volunteering with us. Lily Burling, Kiah Westover, Tyden Spencer and Tristen Montoya, they truly have been a blessing and the kids are really enjoying getting to know them. FYI: We will not meet the week of Thanksgiving, we will meet the first 2 weeks in December which will wind up our Fall Youth tennis program. 

NOVEMBER is election month. As you all know we stopped play days because of Covid-19. This year we were able to replace them them with several ATA Exchanges and they have been going very well. The Annual election meeting will take place at the tennis courts on December 11th. There are 2 positions that will need to be filled, please let your current board know if you are interested in putting your name in, you can also email atatennis@gmail.com. Further details will be given at the Annual Meeting, and/or by email.

 

Soon after the Annual Meeting / tennis play, a Voting email will be sent to the Membership with the Slate of Nominees, and repeat instructions about voting.  Once the votes are officially tallied, the Membership will be notified of the results by email. 

 

After the Annual Meeting we will have tennis play—either the usual or if there is a larger crowd we could do a Game Day as we had last year. Turkey and Ham prizes will be given out, and this may hinge on individual scores achieved during tennis play. Please come for a good time for one and all !!

The last 2 years during this Pandemic have certainly changed the way we have gone about our tennis days. Not having "play days" and large celebrations on or off the courts has been challenging for everyone and some more than others don't understand why we as your board have been diligent in following the guidelines put into place by our Governor, SAFETY has been our main concern, we can only hope that 2022 will be a healthier, happier year for everyone. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

September and October happenings

What a great turnout for tennis this Saturday, September 18, 2021. Thanks to all the players that came out, we had 6 courts going until 12:00ish, beautiful morning to mingle with our LCTPA friends and members. Great job Candace, Greg, Janet, Sintra, Joe and Sal and Shane for helping with the setup and take down, greatly appreciated. Thank you Patsy for your delicious garden watermelon. (see pictures below).

The Youth Tennis camp (fall session) run by Evelyn and Janet has started back up this month. We've had great turnouts, we've split the groups into 2; Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 are the 8 and under group and Thursday 9 and older runs from 4:00-5:30. We have been so lucky to have some of the HS tennis players come out and help and we are truly grateful as we have been having large groups for both days. Thank you Lily Burling, Kiah Westover, Tristen Montoya and Braydon Money when they can. 

October: Tennis tournament is October 16th & 17th, you can register by going to TennisLink.com to register, the tournament number is: 21-64726.  

October Exchange: there will be an LCTPA & Alamogordo exchange in Las Cruces, 10/23, more details to follow. If you are interested, please let a board member know, having a rough estimate is very helpful in the planning of these exchanges. 

Tournament Director Training – Picacho Hills Country Club, September 25, 2021 if interested you can contact Jamie Borsodi at jamie.borsodi@gmail.com

Southwest tennis news: There's a new tennis pro at Picacho Hills Country Club, John Hattersley, John is a High Performance Tennis coach with over 4 decades of experience. Private lessons, semi-private, junior & adult programs, group clinics and cardio tennis lessons are available. You can find more information by emailing John at hattersleyhpt@gmail.com 





Sunday, June 13, 2021

Alamogordo/Roswell Exchange


















Thank you for coming out to the first of many exchanges for 2021.