AAACTA Advantage
 News from the Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association             June 2012

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

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2012 Ann Arbor City Tennis Tournament

  • Adult Singles
       July 11-15 - Register -  Deadline July 3   
  • Juniors Singles & Doubles
       July 26-27 - Register - Deadline July 17   
  • Adult Doubles 
       July 27-29 - Register - Deadline July 18     
  • Town Tennis Celebration
       July 29 - finals, kids' games, hot dogs, friends ... 


Mixed Doubles Photos:  Winners & Finalists |
Tournament Action 

AAACTA'S Middle School Program
Wraps Up 11th Year!
AAACTA's 2012 Middle School Program posted winning numbers: 175+ kids, the most ever, led by 48 volunteer coaches - 27 adults and 21 high school players.  Three intrepid volunteers, Helen Peters, Barbara Wasneski, and Linda Woodland coordinated the program's zillion details.
The season ended with a rockin' ralleyball tournament at the UM Varsity Tennis Center on June 8, where the smiles were, well, too numerous to count.

PHOTOS:  Teams  |  Ralleyball Tournament

One parent says it best...

I just want to thank every last person who worked so hard on the 6th grade tennis tournament this past Friday. From all the coaching and mentoring that took place at each school, to the wonderful rally tournament on the beautiful courts at U of M, from t-shirts to pizza, from busing to water bottles -- you were very generous with your time, your organization, and your considerable talent! You put a racquet in the hands of someone who probably wouldn't have tried and we are so appreciative that our daughter was exposed to this great sport with eager support and teamwork from your fine organization.

Thank You to Two Middle School Program Supporters  

This year's Middle School Tennis Program was supported in part by a generous grant from the
Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation, a philanthropic entity of the United States Tennis Association's Midwest Section.  

The University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center is one of the finest facilities in the country.  Use of the courts for the Ralleyball Tournament was a generous donation in support of Ann Arbor community tennis.   

SEE AAACTA IN ACTION - New site for photos 
See Tournament and Middle School Photos on AAACTA's New Photo Web Site.
Thank you to our squad of volunteer photographers - Linda Woodland, Ruedee Vance, John McReynolds and Sandell Bennett.  Extra special appreciation to Middy Mathews, Red Tin Boat Photography who took the cool photos above and created the new web site. 

Give Back to Tennis
Volunteers Needed

Metro Detroit Youth Day is an annual event held at Belle Isle that hosts thousands of youth from Metro Detroit for games, contests, entertainment, sports clinics, scholarships and lunch. The purpose of the event is to promote positive relations between the community, businesses, government and youth.  Youth Day encourages youngsters to pursue college and motivates them to achieve their goals.

Wed., July 11th, 2012 on Belle Isle in Detroit - 9am-2pm 

This is the USTA's eighth year at Metro Detroit Youth Day.
We hope you will join us introducing Youth Day participants to the sport of a lifetime!
No equipment needed  |  Tennis teaching skills are NOT a requirement  | Under 18 years, must be accompanied by parent or guardian 
To volunteer, please call the Southeast Michigan USTA Office (734) 421-1025 Today.
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Sandell Bennett
AAACTA Newsletter Editor
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