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ATC Report
In This Issue:
Jr. Tennis Now Registering
FUNRaiser Tourney June 1-2
Annual Dues Now Due
Local Tennis Enthusiast Passes
Amador High Courts Effort
Detert Update
New Year's Brunch Recap

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
Donations enable us to continue promoting tennis in Amador County. Your tax-deductible, voluntary annual dues and court improvement donations can be sent to:
ATC c/o Asher
9611 Summit Pl.
Jackson CA 95642

Board of Directors
President: Rosalie Pryor Escamilla
Vice President: Chris Fuller
Treasurer: Sheilah Asher
Secretary: Benita Asher
Members-at-Large: Derek Madden, Andy O'Loan, Mike Daly, Dan Klement
Jr. Team Tennis Registration Open
There's still time to get an "Early Bird" discount on your child's Junior Team Tennis registration fees! If your form is postmarked by February 15, you can take $10 off your total. Final registration closes March 1, and Player Evaluation Day is March 2. Our Spring 2013 league matches will run 6 consecutive Saturdays from April 13 to May 18. Each team will have one practice per week & one match each SATURDAY afternoon at 3pm at Argonaut High School in Jackson. Practices will begin in mid-late March. Our new League Director is Dan Klement, and we thank Dan for volunteering his time!

More Details & Registration Form

FUN(d)raiser Tourney June 1-2
ATCís annual Fun(d)raiser Tournament is scheduled for June 1 & 2. This yearís tournament will benefit the Amador High School tennis court refurbishment project (see story below). Plan on signing up for menís or womenís singles, doubles or mixed doubles. Discounts for paid 2013 ATC members, so pay your dues soon! Players may participate in more than one event. FABULOUS prizes for winners and runner-ups in all categories. Good food and a raffle will be available for players and fans. Stay tuned and watch our website for more information...

LOVE your tennis game??
Of course you do! We hope you also love getting the latest information on Amador Tennis events, projects, and junior opportunities. Not to mention having a way-cool, up-to-date Amador Tennis Club website where you can find information?

Well, itís time to let the love shine through (again)! ATC annual dues are a bargain at $20 per family; $10 per individual and they help ensure that our tennis community hangs together, continues to grow and support junior and high school tennis, and contributes in many ways to tennis facilities in Amador County.

So, just like Uncle Sam, WE WANT YOU! Join (or rejoin) TODAY.

Lifelong Local Tennis Enthusiast Passes
John Tirapelle, known to many local tennis players, died at home on January 28th. After playing tennis in college, John later taught tennis, organized and managed intra and inter-club tennis matches while working in construction. John helped to develop young tennis players for the local high schools. He enjoyed seeing the success of his students not only in the tennis world, but also in their schooling and their professions, due in part to the competition and discipline that he helped them develop on the tennis courts. John and his signature red truck will be missed!

Amador High Court Project
Over the 10 years since the Amador High School courts were last resurfaced, cracks have developed through natural weathering and normal wear and tear. Though parent volunteers and coaches have worked to fill and repair the growing number of cracks, the time has come for the Amador High School tennis courts to be resurfaced. Saviano Co., Inc. has provided a quote of $16,000 and we are in our final fundraising push to make this project a reality. The Amador High School Tennis Team has been fundraising and saving money toward this project for several years. We have support from the Amador Boosters, the school's Athletic Department, private donations and a $1000 donation from Amador Tennis Club. All profits from ATC's June Fundraising Tournament will go to this project (see article above). Click here for info on how to donate.

Detert Park Tennis Court Update
The Jackson Rancheria's renovation of Detert Park, including the tennis courts, is progressing. You may have noticed all the activity at the softball field and pool, visible from the highway. Not as visible is a completely newly expanded tennis court, where the fence poles are up and once we get away from the morning freezing temperatures, the final court surface should be laid. We are crossing our fingers that the court will be available in time for our Junior Team Tennis League starting in late March. Read more about the Jackson Rancheria's Park & Field Restoration Project and how to donate.

Annual New Year's Brunch
Clear (but brrrrr cold) weather found an enthusiastic group of loyalists gathered at Argonaut courts for the annual kick off for tennis. Approximately fifteen tennis players got together to hit balls, run around, have fun and consume brunchables. Among the goodies were the O'Loan homemade tamales. Hey, how does a guy with an Irish name like that learn to make Spanish tamales? To learn the secret, drop in for tennis at Argonaut on a Wednesday or Friday evening. Or attend one of Argonaut High Schoolís tennis matches during the tennis season. Andy will fill you in....
Visit us on the web: www.amadortennisclub.org
Our mailing address is: ATC, 11180 Ranchette Dr., Jackson CA 95642
Our telephone: 209-304-0004

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