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ATC Report
In This Issue:
Jr. Team Tennis Registration
HS Tennis Schedules
Board Sets 2011 Goals
Membership Drive Is On
2/26 Adult Clinic
USTA Leagues
Youth Tennis Lessons

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.

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: David Ferguson, Andy O'Loan, Mike Daly, Todd Sargent, Sharon Berglund
Jr. Team Tennis Expands Season

Junior Team Tennis is back for another season with some improvements. We've expanded the league to 8 weeks to allow time for extra coaching and match play. Boys and girls ages 7-14 learn tennis while playing co-ed doubles on teams with friends. No tennis experience is necessary; beginners are welcome! Children will have one practice per week and one match per week on Saturday afternoons. The Spring season runs April 2 - May 21, with practices starting in March.
***EARLY BIRD SPECIAL*** Save $10 off your total registration fee if postmarked by February 15.

More details & registration form

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED! No experience is necessary; we will provide training & equipment. Contact or call 304-0004 if you are interested.

High School Tennis Starts Soon

Argonaut Mustangs Schedule Our two local high school tennis teams, Argonaut and Amador, will begin their match season in February. The Argonaut Mustangs, coached by Andy O'Loan and Jerry Beeman, will seek to defend last year's league championship. Amador Buffaloes Schedule Chris Fuller returns as coach of the Amador Buffaloes and will bring great competition to the league. High school matches are free so come out and watch some exciting tennis and support our local youth. You may even see some of our Jr. Team Tennis alumni who are now playing at the varsity and junior varsity levels!

Argonaut Match Schedule

Amador Match Schedule

Board Sets Goals for 2011

On January 21st, the 2010 ATC Board of Directors and other interested club members held the organizing meeting for 2011 over a potluck dinner of Mexican food. Delicious and decisive. The discussion covered a review of activities, projects and successes for 2010, as well as a status report on a few unfinished items.

Meeting minutes...

Membership Drive is On

The Amador Tennis Club has always operated on the principle that we provide tennis opportunities to all who want to join in, regardless of the payment of dues. While we intend to continue our “all inclusive” position, we also appeal to those of you who benefit from our activities and communication to support the organization that supports your tennis.

This year your board made a decision to increase family membership dues from $10 to $20; individual memberships are still only $10. Those tennis players with current “paid” memberships will be entitled to discounts on upcoming tennis events and ATC logo-wear to be offered in spring of 2011.

Your annual dues help sustain YOUR LOCAL TENNIS organization. We provide insurance so that tennis tournaments, clinics, group lessons, and junior tennis league activities may take place on school and public courts.

Over the past years ATC has organized major capital improvement projects resulting in tournament quality lighting and resurfacing / renovation for Argonaut High School tennis courts. In addition to these types of projects, the ATC has successfully organized and run a junior team tennis league for the past six years (spring and fall).

In 2011, we will again run our spring season of Junior Team Tennis––expanded to an eight match schedule. In lieu of our fall season, we plan to offer a series of group tennis lessons and clinics specifically for our younger, less experienced players. We’ll also target the progression of the older juniors to better prepare them for participation in high school tennis.

We’re not leaving our high school players or seniors out of the mix either. We hope to offer at least one group tennis lesson per month with local or visiting tennis pros. (The next one features Andy O’Loan on February 26th.)

Also slated for 2011:

  • Our spring fundraiser tournament is once again slated for the last weekend in March
  • Our major project is the installation of restroom facilities near the tennis courts at Argonaut High School
  • Tennis socials the 4th Saturday night of each month, June - September

    All of these things happen because of the donated time and talent of tennis players like yourselves. No one receives payment for services other than the pleasure of playing tennis and helping others to “get into the game.” Please send your membership dues today (address at left) and help support your local community tennis association.

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    Adult Group Clinic 2/26
  • What:  Small group tennis lesson/clinic with Tennis Pro, Andy O'Loan. Andy will work with us on stroke production and doubles strategy. Lots of fun, too!
  • When: Saturday, February 26, 2011 @10:00-Noon ** Weather permitting **
  • Where: Argonaut High School Tennis Courts
  • Who: All 3.0 to 4.0 tennis players seeking to improve their game. High school tennis team players and adult recreation players. (Not appropriate for younger children or beginners who haven't played some recreational tennis previously.)
  • How: RSVP by email to or by calling 209.304.0004. This event is limited to the first 8 participants to commit. We will keep a "back-up" roster. Cost is $12 per person.


    USTA League Play Opportunities
    This year ATC will try to participate in 4 leagues (listed below). Prior to the start of each league season, we'll email the details so that those who want to play may sign up. League information will also be posted and updated on To play on one of our teams in these leagues, you must be a current member of USTA and ATC.

    NOTE: The first league opportunity is an Adult League. Registration is open until Feb. 10 for women 3.0-3.5 players ages 18 yrs and up. Nancy Hutson (Murphys) and Rosalie Escamilla (ATC) have volunteered to co-captain a women's 3.5 team from the foothills –– called the "49ers" This team will be made up of ATC players, plus others from the 49 corridor (foothills). Each match we will have slots for 8 players. To join the women's "49er" team you must have a 3.0-3.5 rating and be a USTA member in good standing (you have time to join before the league starts). Contact or call 304-0004 to sign up!

    League Registration Start Dates

  • ADULT LEAGUE 1/10/11
  • SUPER SENIOR 60 4/18/11
  • FIFTY MIXED 5/8/11
  • COMBO DOUBLES 7/11/11

    More details from USTA Norcal's web site

    Youth Tennis Lessons

    Chris Villarreal, a local youth coach and standout player, will be conducting ongoing group lessons for youth ages 6-16. Each session consists of 4 one-hour weekly group lessons on Tuesday evenings at Detert Park in Jackson (beginners at 4pm, intermediate/advanced at 5pm). Sessions are geared for high-paced fun and lasting instruction in fundamental tennis skills. Students will sign up for the whole session (all four weeks). Each session will be limited to 5 students, and the cost is $60 for the 4 hours of instruction. Private lessons are also available for those wanting more individual development. Cost is $30 per hour.

    Class space is limited, and sessions are ongoing. Email for more details or to sign up

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  • Visit us on the web:
    Our mailing address is: ATC, 227 Mountain View Dr., Jackson CA 95642
    Our telephone: 209-304-0004

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