AAACTA Advantage
 News from the Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association           July 2010

A community organization dedicated to supporting and promoting tennis
in the Ann Arbor area.

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Singles Tournament
From AAACTA President, Patrick Lee

The week's event brought to mind a catchphrase applied liberally during summers at my father's stodgy old clay-court club in the Chicago area: Mad Dogs and Englishmen. The phrase originates in 1931. Noel Coward wrote a song of that title on a trip from Hanoi to Saigon. He was noting the tropical climate resident's tendency to avoid the midday heat. 
Mad Dogs and Englishmen, go out in the midday sun.
The smallest Malay rabbit deplores this stupid habit...


Mad Dogs, Hot Dogs...
"Slip the leash" and head to the Doubles Tournament
July 30 - August 1

  • Play some tennis - still A LITTLE time to grab a partner 
    Registration Deadline:  July 21

    Online Registration
  • Watch the action and hang out
    UM VTC is an awesome venue and you're sure to run into tennis buddies from all over the City
  • Win some prizes & support a great cause
    On Sunday, August 1 AAACTA announces highest bidders for some nifty prizes in the silent auction.   Proceeds support AAACTA's programs. Get in on the silent auction action.
  • Eat some hot dogs ... for free on Sunday, August 1
    AAACTA's annual Town Tennis Celebration 
    Hot dogs, kids games, Doubles Finals.


Town Tennis Celebration at the Doubles Tournament
Sunday, August 1 - The last day of the adult competition

AAACTA's Celebration revs up for its tenth year with a silent auction, kids games, tennis schmoozing, exciting finals competition, and hundreds of hot dogs served up by a seasoned team of volunteers.  Come on out and join the community fun.  Details to follow.
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Sandell Bennett
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