AAACTA Advantage
 News from the Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association        May 2011
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Saturday, May 21

7-11 PM

UM Varsity Tennis Center

$50 per person  


All proceeds go to

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County 

  • Hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine
  • Fun tennis with fellow tennis enthusiasts
  • Lesson drill courts by area pros and open play
  • "Battle of the Sexes" Pro Exhibition Match 
  • Contests (radar gun to record your big serve!) 
  • Prizes!
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION - Please register by May 18.

2011 Ann Arbor City Tournament 

Register now for the 92nd annual event

Details & Registration    

  • Adult Mixed Doubles  June 11-12
  • Adult Singles  July 13-17
  • Adult Doubles  July 29-31
  • Junior Singles & Doubles  July 28-29

Last Call to be a City Tournament Sponsor

Your name or company name on our website and T-shirts!  Deadline May 15

Email Kathy Legatski or give her a call (734) 449-8442.  She'll fill you in on all the details.  

AAACTA - and the area tennis community - thank you for ensuring the success of the City Tournament! 


A whole lotta learnin' going on ...

USTA Coaches Workshop

On Saturday, April 23, 60 tennis players participated in a Recreational Coaches Workshop sponsored by the USTA at Liberty Athletic Club. Kudos to 11 adult and 10 high school-age coaches from the AAACTA Middle School Intramural Tennis Program who attended the workshop!
The workshop was about the USTA's new Quick Start Tennis program which uses lower compression balls and smaller courts to help new players get in the swing faster.  AAACTA will use Quick Start techniques in its 6th grade program this year. 


Volunteering Anyone?

AAACTA is on the lookout for helping hands!

  • Middle School Tournament  
    Friday, June 10th at VTC, 3-6pm.
    A2 Middle Schools come together for a Ralleyball Event.  It's a blast.  Contact Barb Wasneski,     
  • City Tournament
    Are you a photographer?  Or eager to sign in participants or hand out information?  The Tournament runs on volunteers and we need YOU!  Plus you get a cool T-shirt. Contact Helen Giordani, Tournament Director, 

Read more about being an AAACTA-vist! 



AAACTA administers a bulletin board on the AAACTA web site where you can look for suitable folks to hit with - and post your own info.  Check it out. 


About our Tournament Theme this year...

Giving Back to the Community-


Community is the theme for the 2011 Ann Arbor Tennis Tournament and it's on the minds of many of us.  As parts of the economy begin to recover, there are many Ann Arbor area folks who will be the last to benefit.  In past years AAACTA has raised funds for those hard hit in New Orleans and Haiti. This year we're thinking of local needs. 


AAACTA plans to partner each year with one non-profit, raising awareness of good organizations doing good things.  The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County is AAACTA's 2011 Community Partner.  SAWC gave aid - and hope - to 1500 individuals in 2010.


At the Shelter Association's Delonis Center over 30 community organizations work together to provide shelter, employment assistance, housing assistance, medical attention, hygiene services, and benefit assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness.


We hope you'll come out to the AAACTA Fundraiser on May 21.   

In addition, here are some other ways to lend a hand:


  • Stay informed with the Shelter Association's e-newsletter.  Sign up here. 
  • Make a Wish-List Gift (personal items).  Having a get-together or meeting?  Why not ask participants to bring Wish-List items ... and multiply the good. 
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Sandell Bennett
AAACTA Newsletter Editor
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