June Update

June was a great month for tennis.  Great weather and only one cancellation.

Doubles league started out strong, the teams of Casey DeJong/Keith Hoeschen and Matt Verant/Dave Hammer remain undefeated.  The Player’s Page is live, and contains standings and score updates.  Contact Us if you need the password.

LAR youth lessons were well attended, with over 30 area youth participating.  Looking forward to another great turn out in Session 2 starting Monday, July 10.  

The afternoon jamboree for middle school and junior varsity was attended by 15 players.  Another jamboree is scheduled for the end of July. The July jamboree will run all day, lunch provided.

Remember when playing singles challenge matches to report scores via the score reporting link on the Player’s Page, or on the Contact Us page.

A big THANK YOU to Craig Mische for the updated photos now on our page!

 

May Update

Registration for this year’s doubles league has closed.

If you are looking to get out and play this summer join us for drop-in play Monday-Thursday as your schedule allows.  You can also join the Singles Ladder, and schedule matches to fit your schedule.

Not too late for lessons!

Register through LAR.  Join us for one or two sessions.
Visit the Youth page for session details, times, and dates.

April Update

Doubles League Change

In an effort to involve more tennis players in the area, the doubles league has been opened to young adults.  When registering, please be sure to mark what ages you would like to play: 13-18 only (to play with young adults only), 13+ (to play with all ages), or 18+ only (to play with adults only).

Visit the adult page for more details and to register.

2016 Participation Summary

  • Total participants: 247
    • Ages 10 and Under:  84
    • 11 – 14:  56
    • 15 – 18:  74
    • 18+:  33

Congratulations and Thank You Casey DeJong! 

Casey
Coach Casey DeJong

Casey has been recognized and honored by USTA Northern during National Volunteer Week.  See the full USTA Northern write-up.

Casey is a founding member and current vice-president of the AATA.  He spends countless hours playing, coaching, and organizing tennis opportunities for adults and youth.

March Update

Join us for the Annual Meeting

Make plans to attend the Annual Meeting

When: Sunday, April 9 at 5:00 pm
Where: Glenwood State Bank, Alexandria location.  Use the entrance south of the main doors to access the upstairs community room
Why: Plan tennis opportunities for area adults and youth

Register for youth lessons and jamborees

More information on the Youth page

Register for the doubles league or singles ladder, or drop in for some play

More information on the Adult page

 

February Update

Family Fun nights planned

Family Fun Nights

Wednesdays: June 14, July 26, August 23

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • AAHS Courts
  • Fun for the whole family
    • Designed with all ages in mind
    • Kids must be accompanied by an adult
  • Racquets, balls, and other supplies will be available for use

Annual Meeting

Open to the public, please make plans to attend

  • April 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Glenwood State Bank, Alexandria location
  • Snack provided

Do you or someone you know have ideas for area tennis programming?
Consider joining the AATA Board! Let us know if you are interested.

January Update

Winter tennis opportunities for adult and youth

Adult Winter Tennis

  • Courts available at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
  • Call to verify courts are available  762-1124
  • Court rental fees apply; paid to Arrowwood

Adult Doubles League Reminder

  • Play begins June 4
  • Register as an individual to be paired, or as a doubles team by May 26
  • Register via alexandriaareatennis@outlook.com
    • Include your name, phone, email, and if you registering as an individual or doubles team (include partner’s name)
  • $20 fee to be paid June 4 – cash or check only

Youth Tennis at Arrowwood has begun!

  • January:  Tuesdays (10, 24, 31) and Thursdays (5, 26) 3:30 – 5:30
  • February:  Tuesdays (7, 14, 28) and Thursdays (16, 23) 6:30 – 8:30
  • March:  Tuesdays (7, 14, 28) and Thursdays (9, 16, 23, 30) 3:30-5:30
  • Fee: $10 per session
  • Please contact Doug or Steve to register

Summer Programming

Summary of Summer 2017 youth and adult programming

Youth Options

Register with Lakes Area Recreation beginning in March

  • June 12 – 23; Monday – Thursday; Friday make-up if needed
    • Rally 9:00 – 9:45 am
    • Beginner 10:00 – 10:55 am
    • Intermediate 11:00 – 11:55 am
    • Advanced 9:30 – 12:00 noon
  • June 26 – 30
    • Golden Ks
  • June 29
    • Jamboree (afternoon)
  • July 10 – 21; Monday – Thursday; Friday make-up if needed
    • Rally/Beginner 9:00 – 9:45 am
    • Intermediate 10:00 – 10:55 am
    • Advanced 9:30 – 12:00 noon
  • July 28
    • Jamboree (all day)

Adult Options

  • League Play
    • Starting June 4
    • Alexandria Area High School courts
    • Every Sunday
    • Register as a team or individual by May 26
      • Send name, phone number, and email address
      • Bring $20 registration fee Sunday, June 4
  • Free Drop-In Play
    • Starting June 12
    • Alexandria Area High School courts
    • Mondays 8:30 am
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm (held at Discovery Middle School)