In This Issue:
Jr. Hitting Sessions
Doubles Specialty Course
USTA Mixed League
Jr. Team Tennis Wrapup
New Year's Day Brunch
Come Play Drop-In Tennis
New Lighting Timers
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
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:
11180 Ranchette Dr.
Jackson CA 95642
Board of Directors
President: Rosalie Pryor Escamilla
Vice President: John Escamilla
Treasurer: Vera Ferguson
Secretary: Benita Asher
Members-at-Large: Derek Madden, Christian DuCray & Jim DuCray
Fall JTT Photos
Junior Hitting Sessions & Drills
Jr. Team Tennis coaches John & Rosalie Escamilla are offering a series of five sessions for junior players to stay sharp during the off-season.
The sessions are open to all former ATC JTT league intermediate or advanced players, as well as players in the beginner level who feel ready to step up to
intermediate. Parents who are working on their game to play with their children are also
The sessions start this Saturday, November 14 and continue through December 19th (no session on November 28).
Saturdays, noon-1:15pm at Argonaut High School tennis courts
Cost per player is $20/series (5 sessions in series)
Call us at 304.0004 or 223.4501 for more information.
Doubles Specialty Course
This is a unique opportunity to elevate your doubles play
and a great way to work out some kinks for those who are considering
joining our USTA mixed doubles team for 2010. USPTA teaching pros
Jim Triolo and Angella Woods will present roles, positioning, court
geometry, and teamwork necessary to play womenís, menís and
mixed doubles at a higher level.
Saturday, November 21st, 9:30am Ė 12:00pm at the Argonaut Courts
Cost is $25 per player.
We need 12 adult players (if we don't get 12, this clinic will likely be cancelled or postponed)
USTA Mixed Doubles League Forming
Amador Tennis Club is once again hoping to form a USTA Mixed Doubles team at either the 7.0 or 8.0 level.
For men and women 18 years of age and older, mixed teams are developed with a combined ratings --
total NTRP rating cannot exceed level of team (i.e., 7.0 team could be a combination of two 3.5 players, one 4.0 partner and one 3.0 partner or
one player a 3.0 and partner a 3.5). The rating spread between partners may not exceed 1.0. Each round will consist of three mixed doubles matches. The
season will run from January 4 to April 12.
If you are interested in being on the roster (able to play, but not necessarily HAVE TO PLAY in the matches), please contact
Rosalie Escamilla at 304-0004 or
Andy O'Loan at 295-4970.
USTA NorCal's Mixed League web page
Jr. Team Tennis a Smashing Success
Forty local children participated in our 5th season of the USTA Junior Team Tennis League, which wrapped up on October 25th with a
pizza party and awards ceremony. Thank you to all parents and coaches who made this volunteer-run league possible!
Mark your calendars now! Our next 6-week season will take place in Spring 2010. Watch your email for updates!
View the Fall 2009 JTT season results and photos
New Year's Day Brunch
Start your new year off right, enjoying healthy activity, fresh air and fun friends. Each year, we have
an ATC "Brunch on the Courts" featuring some variation of social doubles play. Bring your own brunch dish to
share. Event starts at 10am at Argonaut High School tennis courts.
Many thanks to Rosalie for organizing this fun event!
Join Us for Drop-In Tennis
Join us for free social tennis on a weekly, year-round basis. Adults of all levels, high school players and advanced junior players are welcome.
We play mixed/assorted doubles, singles, triples and even fives if necessary
(mostly doubles; depends on how many show up). Wednesday and Friday evenings starting about 5:30pm at Argonaut High School, Jackson.
No partner necessary, but please bring balls!
New Lighting Timers at Argonaut
With darkness coming early these days, the court lighting at Argonaut is in demand for evening play (and even a couple
crazy fellows who play in the morning darkness!) You may notice
we now have timers so the lights won't stay on when no one is playing.
The timers run for two hours and while playing, you should reset them BEFORE THEY RUN OUT to avoid
waiting up to 15 minutes for the lights to cool down and come back on.
Please remember to turn off the lights when you leave (turn the timer counterclockwise to "OFF").