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 News from the Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association             June 2013

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

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Online Silent Auction Is Now Open!
Visit Bidding For Good to bid on some fantastic items to support AAACTA and its mission to promote tennis in the Ann Arbor area. You can bid online now; bidding will continue until the live event during the final weekend of the City Tournament, July 27-28. You do not need to be present at the live event to win any of the great items. Let the bidding begin!
Mixed Doubles Champions Crowned!
Mixed Doubles 2013
Congratulations to our champions! 6.0: Renee Kasperek-Wynn / Mike Wynn, 7.0: Juil Yum / Yoonkyung Cha, 8.0: Joe Pantaleo / Tracey D'hondt, 9.0: Carol Diephuis / Fode Camara, Century: Barbara Wasneski / Jeff Alson, and Open: Anju Caldwell / Chris McMican. Check out our website for complete results and pictures. Good attendance, good weather, good tennis!
Thank You to Our Mixed Doubles Tournament Volunteers!
Moraa Andima, Gordon Boettcher, Huda Fadel, Jane Heibel, Carol Hoffer, Chris Hoffman, Jaye Kain, Sue Kiss, Christina Lazarova, Yunju Lee, Karen Miller, Rossen Nedeltchev, Janet Remen, Linda Reynolds, Lauren Segall, Barry St. Pierre, Debbie Swartz, Barbara Wasneski, Frank Yastik, Joanne Yastik, Suzanne Yu
Sign Up for the Singles, Doubles, and Junior Tournaments!


Adult Singles: July 10-14

Registration Deadline: July 3 


Adult Doubles: July 26-28

Registration Deadline: July 17 


Junior Singles & Doubles: July 25-26 

Registration Deadline: July 17


This year, we are excited to offer an optional Consolation Match to participants in the adult tournaments!

TO REGISTER: Register online at 


Our new registration software offers a lot of fun features for you to explore! Doubles partners no longer have to register as a team, see who else has signed up in your draw, and more detailed information will assist with seeding.
 Middle School Program Wraps Up Another Season
Directed by Helen Peters, AAACTA's 2013 Middle School Tennis Program was again a great success. There were over 175 students from the six Ann Arbor middle schools participating in the after-school program, which started in April and ran for seven weeks. The 12th season ended with a rockin' ralleyball tournament at the UM Varsity Tennis Center on June 7. 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 USTA's Midwest Section, and by the University of Michigan's Varsity Tennis Center, one of the finest tennis facilities in the country. 


Thank You to Our Adult Volunteers! 
Aleli Alcala, Susan Galardi, Ramon Gallardo, Gideon Hoffer, Nick Holland, Kathy Legatski, Jody Linn, George Lowe, Carol Luckenbach, Al McDonough, John McReynolds, Helen Peters, Marie Slottow, Emma St. Pierre, Lichee St. Pierre, Susan Vuchetich, Barbara Wasneski, Wendy Wilkes, Linda Woodland, Dominika Wozniak, Chang Xu 


And to the High School Varsity and JV Players That Helped!
Max Albert, Michael Bondin, Jason Chen, Russell Chey, Gage Feldeisen, Sam Greenberg, Rhul Gupta, Jae Hwang, Vishnu Kannan, Rohan Kapoor, Jason Kerst, Kai McKenney, Neil McLean, Rajr Najib, Nile Nwogu, Aki Ota, Jack Petersen, Sean Saint, Marcelo Salas, Arya Sarabandi, Phill Toomasian, Akarsh Verma, Cary Welsh, CJ Williams, Colin Williams, Raymond Zhao, Alan Zhou
Congratulations to Helen Peters, Recipient of This Year's Beyer Award!
The William F. Beyer Award (named after one of the first SEMTA presidents) is given to an individual who has contributed immeasurably and unselfishly to tennis. Helen Peters, who has been an active member and officer of AAACTA for many years and currently serves as our Treasurer, received the 2012 Beyer Award from SEMTA at their annual meeting last November. The following article about her appeared in the SEMTA newsletter:



Helen Peters' involvement with our District began in the summer of 2000, when she volunteered to assist at our USTA League Championships in Ann Arbor. She worked tirelessly the entire weekend. We knew we had a "keeper." Helen's involvement with the Southeast Michigan District expanded quickly. In 2002, she became a member of our District League Committee as well as a Delegate on our Board. In 2008, Helen became Vice President of the District and then in 2010, was elected to District President. It had been 12 years since the office of the President was held by a non-tennis industry professional.


The Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association is close to Helen's heart, where she has been a board member for more than 10 years, serving as secretary and currently as treasurer. As one of the primary coordinators of AAACTA's middle school program for last 10 years, Helen is delighted that more than 175 sixth graders at six public middle schools in Ann Arbor are introduced to the great sport of tennis annually. . . .


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Betsy Capelli
AAACTA Newsletter Editor
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