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ATC Report
In This Issue:
Argonaut's New Backboard
New Year's Day Brunch
Jr. Tennis Wrapup
Board Meeting
Adult Clinics & Leagues

About ATC
The Amador Tennis Club (ATC) is a public nonprofit corporation recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to promote tennis as an enriching, healthy, lifelong sport to all people without discrimination. Membership is open to all, free of charge.

Donations enable us to continue promoting tennis in Amador County. Your tax-deductible, voluntary annual dues and court improvement donations can be sent to:
4115 Beaver Rd.
Ione CA 95640

Board of Directors
President: Rosalie Pryor Escamilla
Vice President: Jerry Beeman
Treasurer: Vera Ferguson
Secretary: Benita Asher
Members-at-Large: Dave Ferguson, Mike Daly, Christian DuCray

Fall 2010 JTT Team Photos


Alley Cats


Little Lobbers


Gold Hunters



Wolf Pack

Upcountry Crushers

Argonaut's New Backboard
Kudos and gratitude to our tennis court carpenters who went to work in the cold last week installing the new backboard. The backboard purchase was a joint effort between the Argonaut High School Tennis Team, Amador Tennis Club, and Amador Junior Team Tennis. However, funding did not include installation. The New Backboard Most of the project was handled by Jerry Beeman and Andy O’Loan. Though instructions said the job could be done in 3 hours with 2 men (one smart, one strong––we leave it to you to place those titles), it was greatly facilitated with help. John Shepherd, general all around good guy, responded to a plea for an extra set of hands. Rosalie Escamilla, served as painter extraordinaire––the 2x4’s behind the thing, not the green board itself. John Escamilla assumed the dual roles of Quality Supervisor and #1 Go-fer. Caoch Andy says you are not allowed on the tennis court until you can control 30 volleys against the new backboard. Get practicing!

More photos...

New Year's Day Brunch on the Courts

Happy New Year
Our annual tradition will continue on 1/1/11! Shake off the previous evening and ring in the new year with fresh air and a modest workout. Weather permitting, we'll meet at the Argonaut courts at 10am for round robin tennis and potluck brunch. Please bring a dish to share. In case of rain, proceed directly to 227 Mountain View in Jackson (Escamilla's house) for brunch and tall tennis tales. We've only been completely "weathered out" 1 time in 5 years. Be there or be nowhere!

Fall Jr. Team Tennis Dodges Raindrops

Fall 2010 JTT Our Fall season presented some challenges with the early rains. Nearly 50 kids wrapped up the league on Halloween with coaches in costume and a Jamba Juice awards party. Jr. Team Tennis offers boys and girls ages 7-14 the opportunity to learn tennis while playing co-ed doubles on teams with friends. No tennis experience is necessary; beginners are welcome! Children have one practice per week and one match each weekend. We look forward to seeing you in the Spring (April-May timeframe)!

Check out all the photos from Fall JTT

ATC Board Met in November

The ATC board met in November to discuss a new backboard at Argonaut, plans for 2011, and more. Our next meeting will be in January (date TBD) and we will elect new officers at that time. We will also discuss a Spring Fundraiser Tournament and begin planning Spring Jr. Tennis. There was some discussion of reducing JTT to only a Spring season every year so we don't burn out our volunteers. We will discuss running a longer season (8-10 weeks) and offering other junior clinics and camps in the Fall.

Nov. meeting minutes...

Adult Clinics & Leagues
Our tennis clinic December 5th with Steve Matthews, Tennis Pro from Oak Park in Stockton was a success with ATC volunteers arriving early to help the sun with court drying. We had eight participants of varying skill levels and ages. Steve hopes to be able to offer us something at least once per quarter in 2011. We also hope to get clinic dates from Andy O'Loan, tennis coach extraordinaire, so that we can all look toward building our tennis skills for 2011. If you are interested in future clinics, please call Rosalie at 304-0004 so she can keep you in the loop.

USTA and local teams forming for the future. Watch your email if you are interested in participating in league (fun competition) play; more information will be forthcoming.

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Our mailing address is: ATC, 11180 Ranchette Dr., Jackson CA 95642
Our telephone: 209-257-1208

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